Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 9, 2007, 4:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
NonEntity1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Placid Florida USA
Posts: 2,689
Default

I believe these are actually named Carpenter Ants but around here they are called Bull Ants. I found this fellow wandering alone and took the opportunity to get some shots without 100 of his comrades chewing up my legs.
Attached Images
 
NonEntity1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 9, 2007, 4:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
NonEntity1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Placid Florida USA
Posts: 2,689
Default

And a profile.

Thanks for looking,
Tim
Attached Images
 
NonEntity1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 4:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
WackyRoger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chama, New Mexico
Posts: 6,206
Default

Tim #2 looks like it belongs in a science fiction movie. Goood capture.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
WackyRoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 4:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
robar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: D/FW area Texas
Posts: 7,590
Default

tim
you're having way to good of a time with that 105.
a carpenter ant here is identical to a fire(red) ant. only slightly larger. i fight them both..

roy
robar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 5:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
robar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: D/FW area Texas
Posts: 7,590
Default

here's a link to ants

http://www.watchall.com/ant_identity.html

http://www.watchall.com/ant_pages/ca..._ant_penn.html
robar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 5:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
NonEntity1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Placid Florida USA
Posts: 2,689
Default

Hey Roy,
Well, that made me check. It appears Bull Ant is one accepted name and another is Florida Carpenter Ant. I guess we got different carpenter ants than everybody else.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN455

Ours are much larger than either the native fire ants or the South American imported fire ants that are such a freaking nuisance.

Tim

Edit: Funny, apparently we were both working with Google at the same time :?.
NonEntity1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 5:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
robar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: D/FW area Texas
Posts: 7,590
Default

that's what i was doing.

fire ants are far more than a nuisance.

roy
robar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 5:13 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
robar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: D/FW area Texas
Posts: 7,590
Default

here's one of mine.
these lenses still amaze me. you can almost cut your finger with their output.



roy
robar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 9:29 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
silverstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 100
Default

Tim,

I am truly disturbed by the sharp chompers in the first picture. No Bull ants or Fire ants, another good reason to live up here in the Great White North.

Chris
silverstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2007, 9:41 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
ennacac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 4,198
Default

We have carpenter ants too, but they are all black. I will try to find one to photograph tomorrow.

Tom
ennacac is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:00 AM.