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About Carissa

  • Birthday 01/12/2001
  1. Carissa

    Myrmica sp. (?)

    Looks like Myrmica americana to me. They're mite-hunting ants that scientists know little else about. Keep a good journal! You might just make a discovery.
  2. This is awesome! Thanks for posting this.
  3. Very brave to hold an ant! I love ants. Just not on me. 😉 Super neat, though; didn't know you could actually, like, tame an ant.
  4. So, if I have a social parasite, should I steal brood from ants for them?
  5. Say, what method are you using to heat your ant box? I love the idea, by the way, and may end up implementing it myself.
  6. I'm curious as to how you're going to prevent them from escaping when you move them out of the test tube. When I collected some workers of T. sessile in a jar with a screw-on lid, they just ran through the tiny space between the glass and the lid and crawled around my room (I was most unhappy!) until I put a piece of duct tape on the rim. Unfortunately, that made it air-tight! I've had the same problem with Monomorium minimum (one of my favorite species, too!) so I'd love to know how you solve that problem.
  7. I think that I must have a C. nearticus queen, then; picked her up a week or two ago.
  8. I happen to have a Pheidole nest in my front yard. The major workers are absolutely enormous (only in comparison to the minor workers) with their big, heart-shaped heads! They are in very sandy, pale colored soil; and the ants themselves are very reddish in color, especially the majors.
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