Help identify

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Darkkid1000
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Help identify

Post: # 97031Post Darkkid1000
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:39 pm

Size: unsure but this is a normal Qtip for size comparison

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When: <2:30 PM >
Where: in sage tundra but worked soil of garden

Appearance: elongated gaster, yellow tufts of what looks like fur

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Behaviour: <crawling between the cotton at the end of tube away from water and just trying to crawl there>
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antperson24
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97045Post antperson24
Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:47 am

Darkkid1000 wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:39 pm
Size: unsure but this is a normal Qtip for size comparison

Image
Image

When: <2:30 PM >
Where: in sage tundra but worked soil of garden

Appearance: elongated gaster, yellow tufts of what looks like fur

Image
Image

Behaviour: <crawling between the cotton at the end of tube away from water and just trying to crawl there>
Picture(s):
<Please add pictures via an imgur.com link or as [ img]https://i.imgur.com/1S1qmJL.jpg[ /img]>


Additionally: <Please add anything that you think is important to mention>
Well she is really pretty..... ..... but she's not an ant. She is what's called a velvet ant, witch really is not an ant at all.
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OGGKING1
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97478Post OGGKING1
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:05 am

yea those are a species of wingless wasp
ant colonies owned

myrmecia pilosula(founding stage)
monomorium sp (founding stage
iridomyrmex bicknelli (founding stage)
iridomyrmex sp (founding stage)
Nylanderia sp (founding stage)

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antperson24
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97484Post antperson24
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:36 am

OGGKING1 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:05 am
yea those are a species of wingless wasp
Ya, I am pretty sure they are related to cow killers...
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SYUTEO
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97487Post SYUTEO
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:33 am

antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:36 am
OGGKING1 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:05 am
yea those are a species of wingless wasp
Ya, I am pretty sure they are related to cow killers...
I think they are cow killers.

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antperson24
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97505Post antperson24
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:23 pm

SYUTEO wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:33 am
antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:36 am
OGGKING1 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:05 am
yea those are a species of wingless wasp
Ya, I am pretty sure they are related to cow killers...
I think they are cow killers.
Maybe, but I have heard that cow killers are larger. Maybe that's not true though.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
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AntsAntsAnts
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97506Post AntsAntsAnts
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:20 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:23 pm
SYUTEO wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:33 am
antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:36 am


Ya, I am pretty sure they are related to cow killers...
I think they are cow killers.
Maybe, but I have heard that cow killers are larger. Maybe that's not true though.
most websites call them the same thing...
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all my queens died :(
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antperson24
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97509Post antperson24
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:19 pm

AntsAntsAnts wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:20 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:23 pm
SYUTEO wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:33 am

I think they are cow killers.
Maybe, but I have heard that cow killers are larger. Maybe that's not true though.
most websites call them the same thing...
Ok, I guess that must be correct.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
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SolenopsisKeeper
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97526Post SolenopsisKeeper
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:01 pm

AntsAntsAnts wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:20 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:23 pm
SYUTEO wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:33 am

I think they are cow killers.
Maybe, but I have heard that cow killers are larger. Maybe that's not true though.
most websites call them the same thing...
Really depends what sp. The one shown, is indeed a "cow killer" There is also "mini" velvet ants, which are like 5mm and sting do not hurt nearly as bad. I am not sure I would call this "cow killers"
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antperson24
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Re: Help identify

Post: # 97529Post antperson24
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:32 pm

SolenopsisKeeper wrote:
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:01 pm
AntsAntsAnts wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:20 pm
antperson24 wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:23 pm


Maybe, but I have heard that cow killers are larger. Maybe that's not true though.
most websites call them the same thing...
Really depends what sp. The one shown, is indeed a "cow killer" There is also "mini" velvet ants, which are like 5mm and sting do not hurt nearly as bad. I am not sure I would call this "cow killers"
Ok, the ones that I have seen are the 5mm ones.
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