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Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon melk9 » 3. Jul 2009 20:54

How do I take care of this specie???? Check out the picks!!! ;^)
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Re: Gigantiops

Beitragvon highered » 6. Jul 2009 15:27

Very good pictures.
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Re: Gigantiops

Beitragvon damondeionno » 6. Jul 2009 15:48

Umm, Melk. We aren't going to have a clue really. You can't just pick up ants from your backyard in Brazil and expect us to know what to do with them.

Where do they live in the wild? In wood? Underground? Wet? Dry? etc.

That's probably your best place to start.
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Re: Gigantiops

Beitragvon derameisige » 6. Jul 2009 17:47

Hi melk9,

Where are the Gigantiops? - What I can see in your pics are two species of Pseudomyrmex.

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Re: Gigantiops

Beitragvon melk9 » 7. Jul 2009 16:58

It's true, Derameisige

It's a Pseudomyrmex. But it's not two species, they are the queen and the first worker. Isn't it interesting that they have diferent colours? The queen is redish and the worker is completely black. Knowing the excat specie it will be easy to find help with the care.

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derameisige hat geschrieben:Hi melk9,

Where are the Gigantiops? - What I can see in your pics are two species of Pseudomyrmex.

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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 7. Jul 2009 23:01

Don't know how to take care of these nice ants. Search a bit on the web ;)

Very nice ants to, good luck with them mate.
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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon Messorus » 16. Jul 2009 10:12

Hello
I was bit looking at Japan ants in this winter, found many interesting sites and all ants with anatomy like this Pseudomyrmex and also this tribe, was nesting in old branches and wood... Pseudomyrmex in Asia have nest in branches and sticks...
But lovely ants you have :P
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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon melk9 » 28. Sep 2009 17:05

In the end I found out that this one in the picks is a Gigantiops. Very interesting ant. The colony had some problems but the queen is doing fine.

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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon derameisige » 28. Sep 2009 18:22

Sorry melk9, but Gigantiops is a genus of formicine ants. They have only one petiolar segment. Your ants clearly have two segments between thorax and gaster like the Myrmicinae. They are Pseudomyrmex sp. without any doubt. Together with Tetraponera this genus belongs to an own subfamily, the Pseudomyrmecinae.

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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon Messorus » 3. Okt 2009 19:28

derameisige hat geschrieben:Sorry melk9, but Gigantiops is a genus of formicine ants. They have only one petiolar segment. Your ants clearly have two segments between thorax and gaster like the Myrmicinae. They are Pseudomyrmex sp. without any doubt. Together with Tetraponera this genus belongs to an own subfamily, the Pseudomyrmecinae.

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I love this post :grin: It´s absolutely truely and profesionaly told :)
Melk, Gigantiops is absolutely different type of ant, with long legs, high standing and with big eyes and many occuli...
: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80125969@N00/2241096573
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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon undercoverAnt » 3. Mär 2010 14:40

Messorus,
That Gigantiops picture is awesome! what a beautiful ant species.

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Re: Pseudomyrmex

Beitragvon baumarkthammer » 3. Mär 2010 15:27

Pseudomyrmex are ants that just have very small colonies, smaller than Gigantiops destructor and so on.
The keeping is very simple and the main problem is finding a good nest for them.
Pseudomyrmex mostly live in grass, in the empty dry pipes and not even in the thick ones. The main problem with that is that mould kills them and such small nests can mould very fast.
Some Pseudomyrmex spec. don´t even reach 100 ants per colony!
They can live in very dry old wood, too, but in very thin sticks.
They mostly eat sugar but like evry ant need proteins in form of little insects.
By the way those ants are very interesting. They can see very well and hunt good for small insects.
They can be kept with other ants of Brazil.

PS: They live in the same locations as Cephalotes and other small ants, they can be kept together. Just wanted to mention because those are very nice ants, too.
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