If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50456Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 pm

For me it would have to be Thaumatomyrmex.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50457Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 pm
For me it would have to be Thaumatomyrmex.
There are so many facts about them like, how they remove the setae from the polyxenids eat and how they are one of two genera ants that eat polyxenids.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 50458Post AntnoobSG
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:52 pm

For me is definitely carabare diversa
Keeper of :
Camponotus albosparsus x2 :o
Camponotus Irritans ;)
Hoping for pheidole colony :D

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 66865Post Antsanyone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:46 pm

Carebara castanea, 100%. I love the striking dimorphism between the queen and her workers, they're so tiny and she's so huge!
Wannabe entomologist
Current colonies:
Campnotus sp.
Dream ants:
Carebara castanea, Cephalotes, Atta texana
Calyptomyrmex, Discothyrea mixta, Melissotarsus spp.
Proatta, Rhytidoponera aspersa, Gigantiops ... actually, most ants.


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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 66887Post JustABitAntsy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:47 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:03 am
any species of Phiedole.
camponatus pennsylvanicus or forelius pruinosus
New antkeeper in Virginia currently doesn’t have a colony plan to start next Spring :lol:
x2 Camponatus Americanus queens/need further identification
Join the Forelius Clan https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15975

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 66906Post Nylanderiafulva
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:24 am

Myrmecia gulosa hands down.

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 66911Post timeshell
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:57 am

Without a doubt Australian Leptomyrmex ruficeps spider ant

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 67559Post Antmanboy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:34 pm

Gotta have trap jaw ants 100 percent
Founding what I belive is a red pavment ant colony

Iris my queen red pavment ant with lots of brood

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Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Post: # 67567Post SYUTEO
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:51 am

Either Mrmecosystus mendax or Dinoponera gigantea
Keeping:
1 Odontomachus simillimus colony
1 Odontoponera queen
1 Camponotus parius colony
1 Camponotus sp colony
1 Camponotus irritans colony
Are you amazed? :D

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