Greetings from México

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Greetings from México

Post: # 46870Post mapaxe
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:20 pm

Hi, I was just hired as a biology tracher for 7th graders. I'm very kinesthetic in learning AND teaching and I want to have a hands-on project. I already have years of experience grw¡owing and propagating carnivorous plants -- and don't hesitate to ask for any advise -- and now I thought it wise to venture into the amazing world of ants with my soon-to-be students. I'm a complete noob when it comes to this, but I'm not afraind to learn.

BTW, I was able to get two small colonies of 2 different, local ant species. One was identified to the level og genus, but the other hasn't. The guy who gave them to me told me that it was probably Tetramorium. I don't have pictures (yet), but he told me that the workers are 2.5-3 mm long and the queen is 6-7 mm long. They are black and were found in the central highlands of México, specifically to the north of the city of Querétaro (semi-arid) at around 2000 mASL. It's between warm temperate and subtropical.

PS I'm also a linguist and a language teacher, :D

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Post: # 47411Post idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:01 pm

Cool! I'm also a part time english second language teacher :)
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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