Monomorium minimum???

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Martialis
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Re: Monomorium minimum???

Post: # 20429Post Martialis
Mon May 01, 2017 6:34 am

You would be right. I do see two petioles (those hump things. ;)) This is Monomorium sp..

In the eastern US, it is far more likely this is M. emarginatum.
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Re: ID Request

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Mon May 01, 2017 10:34 am

Definitely Monomorium Spp.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 20451Post Batspiderfish
Mon May 01, 2017 11:44 am

Phoenix wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 10:34 am
Definitely Monomorium Spp.
"spp." stands for "species pluralis", by the way. This would be appropriate if we were talking about two or more different Monomorium sp. at the same time. Monomorium sp. is what you are going for.
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Re: Monomorium minimum???

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Mon May 01, 2017 12:48 pm

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 20493Post Phoenix
Mon May 01, 2017 8:02 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 11:44 am
Phoenix wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 10:34 am
Definitely Monomorium Spp.
"spp." stands for "species pluralis", by the way. This would be appropriate if we were talking about two or more different Monomorium sp. at the same time. Monomorium sp. is what you are going for.
Oh I see, thanks.
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Re: Monomorium minimum???

Post: # 55737Post Cjc109
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:18 pm

Hey, my yard is full of these girls and I want to keep a colony desperately. Do you have any updates/feeding/housing tips? Thank you so much!

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