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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 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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:iconhomedoggieo:
: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 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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:iconlapis-lazuli-dragon:
OMG! Those ants are killers *foams at the mouth*
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:iconhomedoggieo:
I love them :D
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:iconlapis-lazuli-dragon:
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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:iconhomedoggieo:
Jack Jumpers? :iconurhappyplz:

This little guy didn't bite me once :no:
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:iconlapis-lazuli-dragon:
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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:iconhomedoggieo:
As long as you don't try to squish them, bugs generally don't sting or bite :B
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