Ant Colony ID + Extra Pictures - (October/2017) Capão do Leão - Brazil

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Ant Colony ID + Extra Pictures - (October/2017) Capão do Leão - Brazil

Post: # 34448Post buckminsterfullest
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:59 am

Hey folks, hope you can help me out with some info about these ants.

1) Ant colony photo: (Sorry, not the best picture.. But you can see the Queen, workers and some huge-headed majors to the right).

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Captured this queen late october, kept in a testing tube for a few months and then placed the tube in an outerworld setup.
Colony is growing strong (150+ ants), lots of majors, I've been feeding them crushed insects, tiny bits of chicken/tuna, raw sugar, honey.

2) Locality (city/region/country) and date that your ant was caught:
Capão do Leão, Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil. Late October 2017.

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3) Body length in mm and other visual or behavioural characteristics:
Couldn't find a ruler, I'll try to update this information soon. Slender dark colored body, long thin lighter colored legs.
It's quite fantastic watch their exoeskeleton change color as it hardens (from light yellow, to dark orange, to brown/blackish).

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4) Bonus IMAGES:

A few weeks ago, I came back to the same spot where I found my Ant Queen, this time trying to find some other species..
I knew I wouldn't find any Queens, but found these interesting workers ants: - (If you can ID them it'd be spectacular!)
All species were found in the same 20m radius.

A) - Harvester ants getting some cabbage.

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B) Badass black bodied harvester ant with red mandibles.

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C) - Red harvester ants - these ones had a HUGE anthill.

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D) Ant just chilling

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Same ant, still chilling.

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E) - Long, thin bodied ants. Small heads.
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F) Tiny tiny spiky back ants chilling in a cactus flower - Really awesome looking, too bad photo cant show it properly.

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(I will probably come back there later this year to try and catch some Queens)

Sorry for the long post!

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Re: Ant Colony ID + Extra Pictures - (October/2017) Capão do Leão - Brazil

Post: # 34454Post antnest8
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:17 pm

please can you keep your profane language to your self. their are many users that are young on this forum and there is even a rule about it
9) Keep it clean! This for is for everyone no matter the age, sex, religion. With that said there will be minors (under the age of 18) and we don’t need to offend them with adult related comments.
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Ant Colony ID + Extra Pictures - (October/2017) Capão do Leão - Brazil

Post: # 34458Post buckminsterfullest
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:34 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:17 pm
please can you keep your profane language to your self. their are many users that are young on this forum and there is even a rule about it
9) Keep it clean! This for is for everyone no matter the age, sex, religion. With that said there will be minors (under the age of 18) and we don’t need to offend them with adult related comments.
What have I done?
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Re: Ant Colony ID + Extra Pictures - (October/2017) Capão do Leão - Brazil

Post: # 34459Post antnest8
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:36 pm

you said the A word
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Ant Colony ID + Extra Pictures - (October/2017) Capão do Leão - Brazil

Post: # 34460Post buckminsterfullest
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:37 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:36 pm
you said badass
So did you now, please keep your profane language to yourself. :D

Sorry, didnt know it was a 'profane' word, can't edit the post it seems. But I'll keep that in mind, thanks!

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