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Nov 10, 2007, 3:55:45 AM
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Pseudomyrmex gracilis by homedoggieo Pseudomyrmex gracilis by homedoggieo
Took me hours to identify this guy :o

Isn't he cuddly? :love:

Sony DSLR-A100
Vivitar 100mm f/3.5
PSCS2
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Mari-3 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, being an entomology nerd, I typed the ant genus "pseudomyrmex" into the search box... I really didn't expect that I'd get anything, but what a pleasant surprise!!!

I see you've got what seems to be a Pseudomyrmex gracillis there. The common name for this species is "Elongate twig ant" though I've heard many others as well. They're pretty ornate, and if you get her under a scope, you'll see that she's got some HUGE eyes (a characteristic of genus Pseudomyrmex). Thier sting does hurt, but it doesn't last long, so not as bad as a bee imo.
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homedoggieo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
:lol: I didn't even know they could sting! I let her crawl all over me all day :p

I love ants, I just don't know anything about them :(
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Mari-3 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They usually won't sting unless provoked... sadly, this past Thursday I accidentally pressed my hand down ontop of one. Ouch!
Though like I said, it only hurts for a minute or two after the sting, so it was fine after that.
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homedoggieo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
:iconouchies:
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Lapis-Lazuli-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
OMG! Those ants are killers *foams at the mouth*
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homedoggieo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I love them :D
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Lapis-Lazuli-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Yea...here in Aus the jumping ants are the killers, they jump and CHASE you if you go near their nest and they bite HARD!
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homedoggieo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Jack Jumpers? :iconurhappyplz:

This little guy didn't bite me once :no:
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Lapis-Lazuli-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thats their nickname but here they are called Jumping ants or Jack jumpers! And thats pretty amazing, you should be an ant tamer!
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homedoggieo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
As long as you don't try to squish them, bugs generally don't sting or bite :B
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