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Jaeger
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Species

Post: # 51585Post Jaeger
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:12 pm

Hello I'm new to ant keeping and just today I came across what I thought was a vary small ant colony and I thought I saw a queen so I dug it up and put it in a jar however on top of the Mound there was what seemed like a dirt cocoon and what I think are ants seem to be living inside it so I am not sure if they are ants or some type of other burrowing insect perhaps maybe even termites I cannot figure out how to post a picture if anybody could help me identify these animals it would help me a lot

Jaeger
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Re: Species

Post: # 51586Post Jaeger
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:16 pm

Nrm they finally came out they are termites 😳

AntsDakota
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Re: Species

Post: # 52487Post AntsDakota
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:43 pm

What you saw was probably a soldier termite.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Species

Post: # 52491Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:43 pm
What you saw was probably a soldier termite.
Or It could have been a reproductive termite alate. Many people often confuse ant and termite reproductives.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsDakota
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Re: Species

Post: # 52494Post AntsDakota
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:26 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:43 pm
What you saw was probably a soldier termite.
Or It could have been a reproductive termite alate. Many people often confuse ant and termite reproductives.
Oh yeah. I didn't think about that, yet
I wouldn't think termites would fly this time of year.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

xtermites
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Re: Species

Post: # 52955Post xtermites
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:10 pm

To know for sure, better upload a photo. For example through imgbb.com (this is not an advertisement) Perhaps this is a reproductive termite. How wrote TheRealAntMan.

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