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Species

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:12 pm
by Jaeger
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

Re: Species

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:16 pm
by Jaeger
Nrm they finally came out they are termites 😳

Re: Species

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:43 pm
by AntsDakota
What you saw was probably a soldier termite.

Re: Species

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:23 pm
by TheRealAntMan
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.

Re: Species

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:26 pm
by AntsDakota
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.

Re: Species

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:10 pm
by xtermites
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.