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Help identifying huge Brazilian ant. Queen?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:24 pm
by vmorelli
Hey guys,

I am currently back home in Brazil and after a really strong tropical rain, I managed to save a really big ant from drowning in a pool.

Because of its large abdomen, I think it is a queen. I would love to start a colony here in Brazil as well and give it to my mother to take care of. But I have no idea about ant species at all, so I'm asking you guys for help!

She has +-2cm and I'm located in ParanĂ¡ state (south Brazil).

Here the picture:
https://gifyu.com/image/3zCJ

Image

Please also tell me if it's really a queen.

Hope I didn't save her too late and she doesn't die :|

Thanks a lot!

Re: Help identifying huge Brazilian ant. Queen?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:33 pm
by pconsorte
https://www.antweb.org/adm1.do?name=Paran%C3%A1&country=Brazil

maybe u can find some here till someone reply.

Re: Help identifying huge Brazilian ant. Queen?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:40 pm
by vmorelli
Thanks pconsorte!

And what do you think, is she a queen?

From what I could see, it seems like she has a wing scar but I'm not so sure...

Today I managed to find A LOT of queens after the strong rain, but all from other much smaller species...

Thanks again, I'll have a look at the link you sent!

Re: Help identifying huge Brazilian ant. Queen?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:47 pm
by pconsorte
im really new to ants. my beach is stingerless bees, its look like
Paraponera clavata Formiga -cabo verde
I dont know if is a queen. but soon someone may help us.

Re: Help identifying huge Brazilian ant. Queen?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:14 pm
by vmorelli
Thanks again!

Sadly I just checked on her and she was dead :(

Maybe she took too much damage at the pool, with high concentration of chemicals...

But thanks anyway for all the help! I'll look on the same spot, maybe I manage to catch another one.

Paraponera clavata is known here as a subspecies from the bullet ant and by the description It looked like one of this species.

Thanks again!

Re: Help identifying huge Brazilian ant. Queen?

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:16 pm
by AntLove
vmorelli wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:14 pm
Thanks again!

Sadly I just checked on her and she was dead :(

Maybe she took too much damage at the pool, with high concentration of chemicals...

But thanks anyway for all the help! I'll look on the same spot, maybe I manage to catch another one.

Paraponera clavata is known here as a subspecies from the bullet ant and by the description It looked like one of this species.

Thanks again!
Hi!
I am not sure but i don't think that was paraponera clavata, for the first P.Clavata is about 3,5 cm long and for the second it doesn't look exactly like that Look at this pic.https://www.google.com/search?q=paraponera+clavata&safe=active&rlz=1CACLSF_enSE813SE813&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiv7pGJpLzhAhWhwqYKHYZbAGIQ_AUIDigB&biw=1366&bih=697#imgrc=2-UrR1AOzJltNM:

Im sorry. But you may be right.

Ps: I didn't take that pic