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Myrmecology thread

Ask me questions about ants, I'll answer.
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>>767605361
how different are ants and wasps?
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what are the coolest ants and why

would you rather be able to control 200'000 normal ants or 2 human sized ants
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>>767605361
Opinions on Solenopsis invicta?
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When are the nuptial flights for the common breeds? How do I get myself a Queen that won't stress out and die on me?
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What lies in thre future of fire ants? Will they take over the entirely of the US?
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>>767605470
Ants and bees evolved from a species of solitary wasp that simply decided to stop leaving the nest one day and evolved to have its children take care of it, so I would say--aside from species specialization--ants are fairly similar to wasps but just different enough to where you can just tell they are something entirely different.

>>767605541
The coolest in my opinion are Solenopsis Invicta and literally anything in the family Myrmecia.

>>767605609
Favorite species, completely misunderstood. They're doing what they were born to do and humans are getting in the way, not the other way around.

>>767605665
Where do you live? That is an important factor.

>>767605729
Fire ants are being kept in line by other species of ants despite gaining so much ground since the '30s, but there is still a good chance due to the fact that they are designed, essentially, to be unstoppable.
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How get rid of black carpenter ants???
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>>767605361
can you help this guy
>>>/an/2676455
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>>767605853
East coast Australia
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Ants go?
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>>767605853
fuck you nigger you ignored 75% of my questions i hope your pet ants eat you the fuck away while youre sleeping
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why do they go after my cum socks
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What type of ant do you find the most sexually attractive?
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wtf
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>>767605853
You seem pretty invested in fire ants. Just out of curiosity, do you work with them? I work in a lab with Simuliid flies across the hall from a different lab dedicated entirely to Solenopsis invicta.
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Do ants?
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>>767605853

Fire ants have spread about as far as they can -- they are limited by how cold a temperature that can stand to over-winter.

>>767605956
Orkin.
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>>767605361
i'm in alberta when can i start to see ants fucking
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>>767605956
Diatomaceous earth. They'll take it back to their colony and it will kill them all by essentially tearing them up from the inside.

>>767605984
Will check it out now.

>>767606024
https://www.gamergate.com.au/features/2017/8/24/the-beginning-of-the-australian-anting-season

This is a guide that will definitely help you. In general, the easiest to raise will be camponotus ants.

>>767606235
I don't work with them, actually. I just enjoy that they are essentially the perfect species of ant in every way.

>>767606323
This is true, but as other ant species have done, they can potentially live within human dwellings over winter in order to survive. They will thrive around 60-70 Fahrenheit at lowest and the United States in general will remain a bit higher than that on average until winter.

>>767606458
It depends on the species you want to catch.
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Do any species of ants have industrial applications in the way bees or silkworms do?
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>>767605361
How badly does a bullet ant actually fuck someone up?
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>so.o he was behind of it
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>>767605361
What's that one substance ants can make that scientists can't (or maybe weren't) able to synthesize? I remember reading about it after I bought this one ant farm as a kid
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>>767606806
Some do, yes. Solenopsis Invicta, for example, has an alkaloid-based venom that inhibits the process of angiogenesis which is the creation of new blood cells. It's being used to treat psoriasis and certain kinds of cancers.

>>767606865
Its sting is rated at above that of a tarantula hawk wasp in the ways of how painful it is. You'll experience waves of burning pain for up to 24 hours.

>>767607315
Solenopsin. It can be nearly synthesized but can't be successfully.
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>>767607394
Do army ants ever wipe out small villages in their wake, or anything like that?
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can colonies go to war with other colonies
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>>767607677
No, they don't destroy villages. That's a myth. The most they really do is kill a single individual once every thirty or so years.

>>767607907
Oh, definitely. David Attenborough has some stuff about that.
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>>767606200
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>>767605361
Have you a recipe for ant soup.
Preferably one that i can make in a pressure cooker.
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>>767605361
> Myrmecology thread
why didn't you just say ant thread? no one is impressed by the fact you type in "scientific name for ant" into google. no one here likes you.
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>>767608554
Especially since last night he called it entymology thread but specified it for ants. He doesn't have any type of degree in either field I guarantee that
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>>767605853
I have a colony of Solenopsis.
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>>767608719
god damn! just say your have a bowl full of ants!
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>>767608684
what a dumb ass
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>>767608554
>>767608684
I said myrmecology because that's the fucking name of the field of study. Last night was a literal entomology thread, my post said "entomology thread ask me about ants and talk about insects in general" because entomology is the fucking study of insects.

>>767608719
How long have you had them? What species are they?
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>>767609061
No, it was specific for ants. I saw the thread bro. Your covers blown
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>>767609112
No, it wasn't specific for ants. I've literally still got photos of random ass insects other than ants on my hard drive from bumping it last night.
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>>767609061
I've had them for a year now I think. I'm not sure of the species I'm not good at IDing lol. They are from the Orlando, Florida area though.
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>>767609216
Can you get a better photo of a specific worker? I can ID whether it's Invicta or Xyloni.
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>>767609425
That's a pretty horrific looking ant. What is it?
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>>767609619
Myrmecia Cephalotes. Pretty much all Myrmecia species look like this. I think they have some of the most unique designs in the ant world. They're pretty aggressive too, they've got some of the most toxic venom in the insect world and, if you're allergic to their venom like 2% of Tasmania is, you'll go into anaphylaxis and probably die. There's also a species called the Jack Jumper which uses its jaws to jump away from danger at insane speeds by clapping them against a solid surface.
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>>767609292
This is as good a pic as I could get. My phone blows.
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What if every ant in the world was now the size of an average dog?
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>>767609839
>There's also a species called the Jack Jumper which uses its jaws to jump away from danger at insane speeds by clapping them against a solid surface.
I want to see video of this.
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Can you answer this question once and for all?
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>>767609869
Damn, it's going to be damn near impossible to tell without a good photo. :\ Solenopsis xyloni tends to be more slender than solenopsis invicta and also has thicker antennae

>>767609940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1weZJqEalN8&t=640s

This video in general is about myrmecia ants and it shows an ant displaying that behavior

>>767610069
If the ant species is Solenopsis Invicta or anything of the Myrmecia variety then the ants win.
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>>767605361

Ants are eating my roses... how the fuck do I annihilate an entire colony fast?
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>>767610295
Diatomaceous earth. It's something that they'll take back to their colony and it tears them up from the inside. They also dislike chrysanthemum flowers so you can plant some of those nearby and can also drown them out of their own nest with lemon juice.
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>>767605361
What do you think the impact of multiqueen colonies of imported fire ants is going to be in the US?

Are you an entomologist? Research? Extension work?
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>>767610239
Yeah I figured, I need a new phone lol
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>>767610069
a googolplex is a laughably small number compared to grahams number. To put it lightly, if all the planets and stars were made up of US marines, the ants would fill all the space in the universe between them.
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>>767608459
i have a few insect porn arts in my folder
wanna see it?
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>>767605361
Do you think alien invaders could be a hivemind mentality or is it too simple to ever achieve interspace travel?
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>>767610590
Yea
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quick question anon, some years ago near my grandparents house there was this bg anthill of Pogonomyrmex barbatus, I always loved to see them because ants are fucking awesome, but one time I found a particular ant that I never managed to identify, it was roughtly the same but it had a bright red color and a pipe cleaner-like texture.
to this day I still don't know what species it was.
pic somewhat related, it's body texture was somewhat like this
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Best way get the cunts out of your yard?
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>>767610392
Thanks! I thought you were gonna get butthurt, but that was actually helpful... You seem to be a sensible guy. Cheers!
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>>767610423
Polygynous colonies have already, since 1931, displaced and driven down the populations of many different species of insects in their introduced areas. They eat up and destroy farmland and cause millions of dollars worth of damage each year in Texas alone. The fact that they displace other insects means that they're, by proxy, displacing other ant species by eating up their food supply. This is something that is extremely difficult to control or stop because of the fact that S. Invicta propagates so quickly. However, in some areas, RIFA is losing a tiny, tiny bit of ground and is being held in line but only by a thread. In the future I can imagine more of them moving toward the west of the United States because they have taken mostly to the southeastern areas and the west still holds a lot of land for them to take up--especially with all of the farming.

>>767610615
A hivemind is a bit of a stretch. They'd use pheromones like other colony species.
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>>767610295
Termidor is tits for killing ants, too. They don't sense it as a poison so they carry it back to their home and poison the whole colony when they clean each other.
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>>767610835
Was it this? If so, it's a species of wasp called the red velvet ant.
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It is spring and thus the ants have begun small incursions into my home. How can I get rid of the ones that are here and keep out the rest? (PS. I have a dog which I don't want to kill with ant poison)
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>>767611239
Lemon juice into the hole
99% rubbing alcohol
Chrysanthemum flowers
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>>767611068
I lived in TX for quite a while, my father in law is an extension entomologist that specialized in stinging insects. I'm an immunologist and spend a lot of my time dealing with venom allergy-all the hymenoptra cross react enough that they can be a PITA. TBH, unless they find something that specifically targets fireants we're stuck w/ them. As long as they don't adapt to hard freezes by digging deeper...
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The only non shit posting thread on b. Finally /b/ has done somwthing prodcutive for once
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Back when I was young enough to run around looking at ants for fun there used to be this one fuzzy black and orange ringed ant I would find on occasion. It was never with another that looked like it, and was fuckhuge (for an ant)

Any idea what kind of ant it could have been? This was in Kansas (Midwest USA), if that helps.
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>>767611201
pretty similiar but it's body was completely red. it's nice to see that I'm not the only one who loves these little fuckers.
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>>767611319
That's exactly the problem, we can't target fire ants in specific and doing an ant holocaust would devastate the ecosystem even if you were to import ants of the native variety from elsewhere. Their native range in Argentina allowed them to have evolved in so many different climates and under so many different circumstances that the United States is a perfect place for them. It's got a lot of the same climates that S. Invicta is already familiar with and it can also adapt quickly to environments that are a bit harsher than its native range as you can see by looking at Texas's population. They are the perfect species of ant when you get down to it.

>>767611357
I try and make myrmecology threads every once in a while because they normally do end up pretty successful. :)

>>767611439
Was it this >>767611201 but orange? Velvet ants come in a few varieties.

>>767611651
It could have been a completely red velvet ant, I can't think of any species of ant that has fur to be honest.
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>>767605361
You know anything about those ants that kill themself to kill another ant
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>>767605361
I know this thread is about ants, but I have a bad roach problem. Does diatomaceous earth work on german roaches like it does with ants?
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>>767605361
Why are some ants so cute?
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>>767611826
Pretty similar. Anything interesting about velvet ants, or are they just ginormous and colorful?
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>>767605361
How did you learn about the ants, anon?
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>>767605853
Evolution is a myth. It takes more blind faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in a Creator.

In short, you have been played, brainwashed, and deceived--and you've bought into all the bullshit that evolutionists teach.

Even archaeologists and a growing number of anthropologists, zoologists, and botanists are realizing that the evidence for evolution simply does not exist.

Ants, bees, and wasps are related, true; but it was by design, NOT through the evolution of a lazy female wasp. In the natural world, laziness leads to starvation and extinction.
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>>767611835
Dude they're fucking metal. They bite down on their prey, bend their gastor downward, and just fucking flex so hard that the gastor rips at its seams and it releases a yellow toxin that smells kinda like curry.

>>767611926
It most likely will, I don't see any reason as to why it wouldn't work.

>>767611954
Because they are good girls.

>>767612079
They're a species of parasitic wasp that gets mistaken for a member of the true ant family often and only females have the ability to sting, but they also lack wings unlike males.

>>767612141
Honestly I can't remember how I learned what I know. I can credit the base of my interest to AntsCanada, though, so if you want to learn about ants you should start there.

>>767612285
I assume you're trolling but, if not, I'll take the word of someone whose life work it is to study these things over some religious fanatic who doesn't want to learn new concepts.
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>>767605361
Have you ever eaten honeypot ants and if so what did you think of them?
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>>767605361
communism is incompatible with humanity.

ants? it works well for them

agreed?
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>>767610590
kings sized "yes"
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>>767612531
Agreed. It works for ants because they have no sense of ego and there's no sense of supply and demand due to this lack of ego; no one has individual wants and everyone pays attention to the colony's needs instinctively.
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>>767605361
What's the average lifespan of an ant -- a sugar ant (Camponotus consobrinus), for example?
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>>767612718
Thank you
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>>767605361
What can be done to bring back harvester ants in the southwest? Horned Toad Lizards need to eat.
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What's the lifespan of a queen ant? what's the longest of the species?
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>>767612437
Appreciate the reply antanon
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>>767605361
If you were the scientist tasked with finding and eradicating the ants from the movie Them, what would you suggest?
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>>767605956
>How get rid of black carpenter ants???
Fipronil
You won't find it at Home Depot though.
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>>767612437
if an ant is placed in a different colony but still of the same species would the new colony accept the foreign ant?
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>>767612854
Cute lizard
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>>767605361
Is it possible that all the walls in my house are filled with ants? How can i kill all of them?
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>>767612774
Colony lifespan depends on the species but C. Consobrinus queens will live up to seven years and workers in general will last a month to three months depending on species.

>>767612854
I guess just reintroduce them. However, they might easily just be wiped out again by the lizards...

>>767612902
It depends on the species of ant, really. Pogonomyrmex Owyheei can live up to 30 years but other species can live as few as seven.

>>767613141
>Fill lake with sugar and honey
>Ants get attracted to it
>Napalm strike immediate area regardless of losses

>>767613170
Depends on the species. Some species are so genetically similar despite being in different colonies that this can happen. Formica rufa can do this, and even will feed members of neighboring colonies because of it. Some species will go in instant defense mode and "smell" every ant in their colony to find the invader. (Each colony has its own scent and when a foreign scent is introduced it puts the ants into a bit of an uproar)

>>767613335
Fumigate the fuck out of your house. If they're taking over the insides of your walls there is nothing you can do really.
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Thoughts on Ophiocordyceps unilateralis? Like how the fuck did it evolve to do what it does. Walking dead indeed.
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>>767613521
That shit is like the Flood of the ant world. Fucking terrifying.
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do ants have dicks?
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>>767613635
99% of the colony is female and I don't think ants reproduce in a way similar to the way we do so I'm gonna have to go with no on that one as funny as it would be to see a giant ant schlong.
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>>767613506
As I understand it, the Harvester Ants were pushed back by Fire Ants, not the lizards.
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>>767610590
fuck yea
i have two drawn by Kahl
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>>767613962
here is the one he made for me in a drawthread a few weeks ago
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what do you think of this channel https://www.youtube.com/user/AntsCanada
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>>767613931
In that case there is literally nothing you can do to get them back. The fire ants have simply won.
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I found a carpenter ant in my house. Should I be worried or is it probably just a one-off?
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>>767614018
He spawned my interest in ants, I actually keep up with all of his videosm
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>>767612854
We have a shitton of harvester ants here in Arizona.
Little trails of leaf bits across my driveway all the time.
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>>767614121
If you see another one just follow it and you'll find the emergence hole in your house if there is one. Don't kill it.
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>>767612437
Suicide bombing ants are fucking gnarly dude
>explode your abdomen and cover your target/attacker in a toxin that your fellow ant comrades can track to your attacker/target
>they all converge on where you blew up and rip the enemy ant to bits
FUKIN BRUTAL
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>>767613141
Ignore them because in our current partial pressure of oxygen large insects like that cannot bring in enough O2 to maintain their metabolic needs, so the ants would just asphyxiate in a matter of minutes.
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>>767614200
Also have them here in Fresno, CA. They're probably being displaced in areas where Solenopsis Invicta colonies are prevalent
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Why are ants such bastards?
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>>767610727
>>767612600
>>767613962
i hope that anon follows through and posts the ant lewds
i want to see it too!
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>>767614707
They aren't bastards. They were here first and we're getting in their way. Not the other way around.
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>>767608148
kys pls
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>>767614609
No s. invictus here, too dry.
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>>767614861
Dumb millenial poster
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Why did god invent ants? What're they good for?
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>>767612437
It isn't "religious fanaticism". It's a matter of many factors taken together as a body of evidence--and the evidence points to intelligent design and not progression through evolution.

There is an evolution of sorts, but it is along the lines of all dog breeds evolving from a basic breed of dog; or several breeds of horses evolving from a basic, root breed of horse. Likewise for other insects, birds, and sea life. It's basic genetics that kills the theory of evolution that says that all life evolved from a primordial soup and that humans evolved from apes. Even among similar species, both plant and animal, more often than not, the offspring are sterile. For example, breeding a horse and a donkey will produce a mule, but mules are sterile. Crossing two types of corn will yield a hybrid, but the seeds of that hybrid are sterile. That is to say, hybrid corn will produce one crop of corn, but the seeds of that crop will not produce seeds. They will grow pretty plants, but no ears of corn. Even among dogs and cats, the more they are cross-bred, the more birth defects occur, and the more serious those defects are.

I'm writing from a scientific perspective, not religious, and certainly not from the perspective of a fanatic.
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>>767612437
>>767615025
Incidentally, I studied both creationists' and evolutionists' points of view with an open mind, not from an ingrained, programmed preconception.
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>>767614324
Yeah yeah, but according to the movie they're mutants from hydrogen bomb testing, so one has to take some liberties with reality.
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>>767614779
Haven't you considered that something was there before them that they eraticated as well?
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>>767615275
Oh!

Yeah.

I forgot about that.

Silly me!

I take back what I wrote.
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>>767614881
They haven't established themselves in the way they have in other areas, though they do show up in the area periodically. If it's not then it's just S. Xyloni doing what it does best: eating

>>767614998
Ants evolved from a species of solitary wasp and they have integrated themselves so deep into the ecosystem that they help to keep it in check.

>>767615025
If you really want to argue the evolution of ants, do it with Brian Fisher. He'll confirm everything you're saying is a crock of horse shit.

[email protected]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant#Taxonomy_and_evolution

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/where-did-ants-and-their-social-behavior-come-from/

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/science/key-to-ants-evolution-may-have-started-with-a-wasp.html

>>767615378
Were that the case and it was important enough then the ecosystems of said areas would be devastated and practically nonexistent today.
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>>767605361
>Hm,,,,he was behind?
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>>767615025
>>767605853
>Even archaeologists and a growing number of anthropologists, zoologists, and botanists are realizing that the evidence for evolution simply does not exist.

I'd like to see your sources
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>>767615025
>>767615624
By the way Brian Fisher spends his life going through ant genetics and tracing the evolution of species in Madagascar. Once again, e-mail him.
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>>767615695
Don't give him the attention. Just let him e-mail the dude I posted and get proven horribly wrong by someone who has spent the past 30 years working on this subject.
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>>767615624
They think the occasional s. invictus we get is probably brought in as a passenger with trees or other agricultural imports used in landscaping, etc.

Its a fucking desert out here, if you aren't evolved for no-water always hot, its pretty tough on you.
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>>767615695

Source!

>pulled out of my ass
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>>767615794
That's very true. It's most likely just S. Xyloni being an eating machine and out-competing other species then. P. Barbaratus takes a lot longer to develop so their numbers tend to stay at a lower range for a longer period of time.
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Bumperino.
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>>767615200
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>>767605361
Why is it so much fun to fry fire ants with a magnifying glass?
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>>767616387
Carl Sagan was full of shit, deal with it.
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>>767617003
Because you're unhappy with the lack of power in your own life so you take it out on smaller life forms.

That's an honest guess, not me trying to insult you.
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>>767605361
>memecology
please, leave
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>>767617126
Wat
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>>767617102
I understand, but they stung me a lot of times when I was a little kid just playing around and I wanted some revenge.
Is that so wrong for a little kid at the time?
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>>767617209
Oh if it was when you are a little kid then that's probably just because kids like to see what happens when you burn shit and revenge is a natural thing to want, everyone has that kinda stage.
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>>767617360
I know, I was just a kid then. I wouldn't do that now that I'm older. I certainly never did it to anything bigger than an ant, even as a kid.
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Could ANT MAN really defeat Thanos by crawling up his ass while he's taking a shit and then Expanding to supersize?
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>>767617097
Lrn2read faggot
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>>767617505
Yes.
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>>767617505
Probably.
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>>767605361
biggest ant type in America ?
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>>767617612
Probably Camponotus Pennsylvanicus as lame as that is.
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>>767617505
No because Thanos' asshole has the tightness and density of a collapsed star. Ant-man would be crushed!!!FACT!!!
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Bump
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OP, is there a species of ant you absolutely despise?
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>>767617505
Maybe that LOGfag should investigate?
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I have a problem with Brown Coastal Ants invading my home from the garden on DAILY raids. (also known as the Big Headed Ant). I've killed about 3.4 million of them with boiling water in the garden but they still come inside and go after my cats food and anything in the kitchen. Small as they are, they haul LARGE amounts of food over long distances across the floor.

Easily killed with direct pesticide spray, they won't take baits and keep returning. They come out from every tiny gap in behind windows, doors and where pipes enter the house. Lately I've even found them upstairs.

As i said, they ignore all baits.

HOW CAN I ELIMINATE THE FUCKERS!!!???
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>>767618253
I'm not OP, but if that was my study I would say no because they're all interesting in their own ways.
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>>767605361
chuck?
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>>767618300

Will also add that they have begun to clog my drains and even the dishwasher filter with their tiny bodies. I just killed another 300 or so that climbed out from behind my oven and were eating residue on the underside of a microwave meal container.
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>>767618253
Nope. I love all ants equally. Even fire ants, which everyone seems to hate for some reason.

>>767618300
It's probably a polygynous colony, meaning there are multiple queens. Try diatomaceous earth or chrysanthemum and, if that doesn't work, call pest control. Polygynous colonies are hard to kill.

>>767618362
No, Trent.
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>>767618420

My fucking life. help me kill these pricks. Tried mixing honey with borax but they ignore it for the most part. I have to be wary that my cats my lick stuff up too. Tried using enclosed Baits as well (ant motels etc) but they ignore them.
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Enjoy this from OTR:
"Leiningen VS. The ANTS" [Restored & Remastered] - Original & Best from ESCAPE! Classic Radio Series (1948?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXjuE_41taY
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>>767618444
a guy i listen to on the radio has ants and a farm, i dont know his name, just guessed, i know its not you though
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>>767605361
Enjoy >>767618565
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>>767618659
Listening to it now.
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>>767605361
What's your opinion on advion ant gel? >>767618444
People who hate fire ants probably never encountered harvester ants
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>>767619120
Is Advion the name of the gel used in Uncle Milton farms? I am honestly unfamiliar with those because I like vivarium setups.
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Did you like the movie ant man?

Did it portray most ants correctly?
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>>767619288
Its bait to kill them
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>>767619376
Never seen it tbh
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Ants took my parents. What weapons and armour would you recommend to retrieve them?
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>>767619392
Oh lmao I don't know too terribly much about killing them either aside from a few things I have been told works. I prefer to study them and try not to kill them if I can.
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>>767605361
What question about ants would stump you?
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>>767619444
No armor can withstand the ire of Solenopsis Invicta or Pogonomyrmex Barbaratus
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>>767619472
Ah I see.. only ask because I'm in pest control
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>>767619537
Shit.
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>>767619444
Hope that they died quick?
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>>767619444
... and then a super villain was born
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>>767619635
Hope that they died clean
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>>767619676
Oh yeah, eaten down to the bone.
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>>767619635
My parents are not dead you fucking ant licker I'll get them back
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>>767619717
So it was slow and obscene
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>>767619550
In your experience how effective is diatomaceous earth in killing colonies? I have been told it works extremely well because of how quickly it gets distributed and the fact that it tears ants up from the inside.

>>767619478
I have no idea how people gauge how many ants are in a colony. It's a fucking mystery to me. The best I can assume is that people count off the amount of dead ants seen at a grave site each month but that doesn't seem like an effective way to do it.
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>>767619747
No with millions on a single person it would be pretty fast.
>>767619736
One can hope.
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>>767619779
I was warned against that once because it could cause lounge problems if humans breathe that in.
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>>767619779
I've only ever seen a customer using it against roaches.. it killed plenty of them but they were still thriving pretty well.. we have other dusts like delta dust and cymexa in voids and wall outlets because most customers don't want dust all over their house.. can't say if they would take de back to their best though
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>>767619791
Did they beat the drums slowly? Or play the fife lowley?
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>>767620137
Like from the song? The ants come marching one by one...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjw2A3QU8Qg
The ants go marching one by one song
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>>767620214
Their eyes tend not to be as well-developed. Their world is based around scent more than sight.
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>>767606692
can confirm diatomaceous earth works wonders for ants, fleas, anything with exoskeletons really. buy food grade
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>>767620380
No but you're close
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>>767620441
Based ant expert. Arigato.
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>>767620555
There are some ants who can see pretty well, though, I believe those of the genus myrmecia, but ants in general use their compound eyes to detect sudden movement rather than to focus on a target.
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>>767605361
When can we biologically engineer ant derivative colonies that perform tasks for us such as pest elimination and building?
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if ants were to disappear off the face of the earth, how would it affect the human species?
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>>767620970
Pest control companies would experience mass layoffs
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>>767620448
Maybe Ant Music?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm9drIwmmU4
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>>767620913
Give it a century or two.
We already have radio-controlled bugs, and environmental web integration is around the corner. The biggest obstacle in making this happen, the way I see it, is the illegality of testing CRISPRs.
Any of you read "Micro" by Michael Crichton? What did the ant experts in this thread think of it?
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>>767620913
Probably gonna take a long time. We're only just getting around to using ant behavior to figure out how to better use algorithms and such technology would also rely on a certain amount of awareness in the derivative colonies in order to get jobs that require so many individuals done.

>>767620970
This is a pretty good summary
https://www.quora.com/What-if-ants-went-extinct
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>>767621187
Never read it. What's it about?
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>>767621124
Think Irish music.. music that may or may not involve ants
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>>767621255
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph-CA_tu5KA

This involves ants
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Diamma bicolor
Literally the most painful thing I've been stung by worse than a bullet ant
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>>767621324
Idiot I said Irish not Lithuanian
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>>767621327
That's another species of wasp that's given the name "ant" because of its design. I feel awful for you Aussies, everything is trying to trick and kill you

>>767621408
Bruh Rammstein are German
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>>767621327
You should try getting stung by my penis
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>>767621254
A bunch of graduate students get tricked into participating in the testing of unstable shrinking technology. They find out soon enough that the guy putting all this together had done several phases of testing despite (most) of them killing all the participants. His company dabbled in military-grade technology of that size, too.
Michael Crichton died before completing Micro, so someone else had to wrap it up and publish it.
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>>767621457
That's just what the illuminate want you to think
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I'd rather talk about cicadas
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>>767605361
Biofags are some ehh "interesting" people as is evidenced by this thread. One of my degrees is actually in bio but I studied plant genetics. Most of my colleagues were nerds yes but the wildlife folks were the real oddballs. There was this old guy in my grad program with a skullet that was obsessed with spiders all things. How did you come to be so interested in ants op?
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>>767621101
Kind if like Pharm companies went for cures instead of ongoing treatments?
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>>767621255
Hmm
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>>767621596
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfz1JNvSvOc

>>767621620
I watched AntsCanada and realized they're literally just what the Soviet Union hoped to achieve but never did and it blew my fucking mind.
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>>767621596
Quit procrastinating, then!
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>>767621628
At least as far as residential is concerned ants make up about 80% of the services
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>>767621739
and what was it that the SU hoped to achieve? sorry for stupid question
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>>767621848
Basically, ant social structure

A society in which all people work for the greater good, to each according to his need and from each according to his ability; where supplies are not wasted due to greed and there is no jealousy from ego which could disrupt this perfect union.
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>>767621739
Kek nice observation
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>>767621255
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3k8H_9SjoM
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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>>767622026
Communism works just fine in ants but it's incompatible with humanity.
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>>767621761
Likely mostly niggers, crack heads, and meth addicts that leave food scraps all over the place and have no sense of anything next to cleanliness.
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>>767622152
> it's incompatible with humanity
As are most things created by (((the chosen people)))
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>>767621255
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3k8H_9SjoM
Patrick Gilmore - When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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>>767622176
No they have roaches.. I only ever deal with them when i go to apartments because tenants don't pay for the service.. ants are literally everywhere from mansions to mobile homes
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>>767622051
Not Johnny, William.. and to be fair you should actually think France
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>>767622281
He was ethnically Jewish, ye, but he was baptized Lutheran and I'm pretty sure died atheist. Communism advocates for an atheist state now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure.
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bump
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>>767622521
Not in the business but there was a roach problem in my apartments and it was traced to some hoarder in a nextdoor apartment. I saw it, it was nasty.

The guy was really cool but he was a bit loopy in the head and became a hoarder and the roaches bread under that.
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>>767622609
The folks who gave us third wave feminism, post modernism and critical theory were also jewish.
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>>767622591
I give up. I got the Irish one, if I get the French one it'll be something else. So just tell me and us already, what is it?
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>>767623046
... before the thread expires.
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>>767622521
Niggers are so stupid that they consider roaches and bedbugs and other shit like that to be natural to them. It's those nigger african roots.
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>>767622941
Ya that will definitely attract roaches.. and once they are in the building its next to impossible to get them out.. put down igr's under the fridge and stove
>>767623046
Green fields of France.. literally nothing to do with ants
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>>767623246
Just a very good song and I started quoting it
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>>767622176
Maybe rats too. They knaw on the chicken bones that the niggers throw all over the place. I've seen this in a lot of places, if I see chicken bones strewn over some place then I'm 100% sure that a nigger has been there.
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>>767623369
You'd be surprised.. you're house could be immaculate but if there's a crawl or an attic you could have rats
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>>767623453
Your*
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>>767623246
Yeah an exterminator did that when my place got some roaches from a neighbor. There were sticky traps, these red things which I think were meant to bring it back to the colony, and these glue looking things. I never saw a single one after the exterminator guys did those. Though the nest was later found to be nextdoor.
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>>767623453
Funny ass movie if you haven't seen it Willard.
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>>767623246
>>767623323
Thanks, I'll look it up.
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>>767623246
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LArGlfEVYqM
The Yellow Rose of Texas
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>>767623520
Roaches don't really have a colony they just kind of nest together.. igr's are just meant to cause birth defects and stop juveniles from maturing
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>>767623686
Ironically enough both that song and Johnny comes marching home were covered by dropkick murphys.. sort of
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>>767623725
Maybe that's why that dude started going loopy in the head and needed some brain surgery, he was never quite the same after that so went to live with his family. When his kids and I were clearing out his hoarding we found the infestation right under a nightstand by where he slept.
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>>767623991
Instead of making it a mystery, give a good edition?
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>>767605361
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCONd1SNf3_QqjzjCVsURNuA
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>>767612285
You're behind the rest of human society. Your way of thinking is fucking stupid.There's evidence of evolution, but hey, why go the scientific way when you can be a screaming crazy religious fanatic.
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>>767624289
I'm sure the loopy came first
>>767624324
https://youtu.be/DxkhBvO8_kM
The dropkick murphys version is very good as well
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>>767624441
Yes that one.. sort of
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When we were kids we used to shovel buckets of these ants nest and plant them near another ants nest some 1km away and watch them fight eachother. Great thread op. What do you think about the ants that dwell ik big nests like these?
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>>767624503
Yeah ants but not ants, WW I.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqba0IUdiBk
Dropkick Murphys - The Green Fields of France
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>>767624857
Now you understand
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>>767622927
What is that
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>>767624909
Yes.
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>>767624909
Read "All Quiet On The Western Front"
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>>767621255
The Pogues - The band played waltzing matilda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZqN1glz4JY
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These ants got us into a dark mood.
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>>767612285
Gr8 b8 m8 i r8 8/8
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>>767625633
gr8 dubs m8
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Here you go, OP.

Largest one I've caught so far. Been stung by them in the goldfields here in Australia when they get under your jeans. They jump about 6 inches per hop... unless they're dropping on you from the trees. Only ant I've encountered that actually stalks you when they sense your movement (excellent eyesight). I've seen some with wings. VERY aggressive fuckers.

A popular prank here from prospectors is to drop a lead bullet down their nest entrance (which just looks like a hole in the ground, no mound).... and then some poor bugger with their metal detector comes along. Lead and gold sound exactly the same on any metal detector. The moment your pick hits the ground it explodes with these giant, jumping, stinging fuckers.

61 recorded deaths in a year from them nationally from what I could see.. but official records don't seem to reflect more than 4. All from Anaphylaxis.
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Here's a Red one we extracted from a nest that was in very DAMP conditions next to a creek... something I've never seen before since they're usually on dry ground. This one attacked and stung the shit out of my iPhone. It stung the phone case for 30 minutes until I took it away. Must be a Samsung user.
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>>767626950
Not OP, but I hope you gave the little bugger some airholes.
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Is this thread getting a second wind?
VICTORY!
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Ant's Also make good floor cleaning solution you just need enough of that saliva
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>>767627712
Coca-Cola works too
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>>767627712
You're gonna get it now!
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>>767617505
Thanos would stop time and do this many times Stimulating his prostate
And Shoot his load all over the place
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>>767627749
Maybe 20 years ago now all coke does is leave brown sugary crystal shit everywhere and makes SQTH sounds every time someone walks on the floor
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OP is ded
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>>767627995
That's if it's not cleaned up properly, but ant saliva would have to be cleaned up as well.
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>>767605361
What's the deal with antline food?
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>>767605361
What are cattle killer ants? I stepped on a red one when I was a child
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is it true that if mine had balls, she would be my uncle?
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>>767619779
IDK what I was watching but there was something about a type of ant mound having an average size underground unicorns with the mound above ground. I would guess that if you factored in the average life span of the grunts and the birth rate of the queen you could get a "close" number. Think there's any feasibility to that?
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>>767628332
In accordance not unicorns, stt sux
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>>767628297
Owch man. Are those the thistle down/velvet ants? Because those are supposed to be the like the 4th most painful sting in the world or something like that.
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>>767628429
Yea I would see blue or red ones they were huge! I accidentally stepped on one. I remember it feeling like a wasp sting, I cried lol
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>>767628429
>>767628297
I'm not a scientist on this but this is a decent guide.
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I've never heard of Aussies getting ants, sure they get spiders and jellyfish and shit, but ants? Does anyone know about that?
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Aussies get those little fucking funnel web cunts that like to hang out in shoes and whatever and box jellyfish and salties, but here in the US we have Brown Recluses, nothing so bad on jellyfish though can be painful, but we have niggers.
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>>767629276
... yeah crocks grabbing stupid babies from time to time.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xrRkLlol9Q
THE JAM & JOY DIVISION - Something Else 1979 (HQ)
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>>767614885
You confuse millenials with gen z
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>>767605361
When is there gonna be a modern version of sim ant?
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Why no love for sea monkies?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CtgAgTqx0w
The Cure - A Forest * first ever TV performance Dec 79
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>>767629647
When the cows come home.
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>>767605361
Got advice on how to get rid of a sugar ant infestation? I already coat everything I throw out in baking soda and that seems to have eliminated the swarms that attack my garbage, but I keep seeing stragglers every couple of hours.
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>>767629955
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>>767626950
Not OP but looks like Myrmecia Pilosula, most Myrmecia species have good eyesight and chase down prey. And the ones with wings are Drones/Queen alates.
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>>767627081
Myrmecia brevinoda it looks like, one of the largest bull ants in Australia (not op)
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>>767605361
how do i make their population dwindle to just one from time to time, besides cleaning up the kitchen and putting rotting lemon in their points of access?
organicfag here, no poisons
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>>767606235
Where do you work?
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>>767630808
What are you stupid? Let's say I worked for an aerospace company would I want to dox myself here? Fuck you!
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>>767630808
Where the fuck do you work? A janitor or some shit?
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>>767630808
>>767631668
I sucky dick for 5 dollars
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>>767631703
fi dolla sucky sucky long time
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3A5CKkbH1o
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime - Stop Making Sense 1984
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I guess OP has abandonded this one.
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