Information of ant species around the world. Including tips on keeping different species of ants.
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By Leafcutter
This section is dedicated to Ant Profiles for reference purposes. People will be able to create their own ant profiles with information from experience and reference sources. Try not to copy information from other places and make references from books/media as required :). There is a new Ant Profile Template which will gradually supersede the current Profiles. Members wishing to create new Ant Profiles should follow the following template:

Scientific ID: (This is the formal identification of the species, written in the bionomial structure, for example Camponotus herculeanus)

Common name: (The common name for the species if there is one present)

Distribution: (Where in the world this species can be found)

Colony form: (Monogyne [Single Queen per colony] or Polygyne [Multiple Queens per colony] or Oligogyne [Multiple Queens per colony but separated from each other])

Nuptial Flight Time: (Approximate time of the year)

Queen Founding: (Claustral, Semi-Claustral or Parasitic)

Castes: (Monomorphic or Polymorphic)

Minim Size:
Minor Size:
Media Size:
Major Size:
Super-Major Size:
Soldier Size:
Queen Size:
Gammergate Size:
Male Size:

[Add all that apply/have been recorded]
(Sizes should be in millimetres [mm])

Colony Development Rate: (Slow, Medium, Fast, Extremely Fast)

Average Temperature: (°C)

Average Humidity: (RH)

Hibernation: (State Yes/No/Diapause and the time period)

Captive Care Rating: (Out of 5, 5 being extremely difficult to keep and 6 being impossible to keep in captivity (Due to laws/conservation/colony requirements))

Notes: (Extra Information about the species including images of the species)

Here is the code for the template which can be pasted into the profile being created:

Code: Select all[color=#00BFFF][b][size=150]Scientific ID:[/size][/b][/color]

[color=#00BFFF][b]Common name:[/b][/color]


[color=#00BFFF][b]Colony form:[/b][/color]

[color=#00BFFF][b]Nuptial Flight Time:[/b][/color]

[color=#00BFFF][b]Queen Founding:[/b][/color]


[color=#00BFFF][b]Minim Size:
Minor Size:
Media Size:
Major Size:
Super-Major Size:
Soldier Size:
Queen Size:
Gammergate Size:
Male Size:[/b][/color]

[color=#00BFFF][b]Colony Development Rate:[/b][/color]

[color=#00BFFF][b]Average Temperature:[/b][/color]

[color=#00BFFF][b]Average Humidity:[/b][/color]


[color=#00BFFF][b]Captive Care Rating: [/b][/color]

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If you create a profile, this template should automatically be filled in.

It's also worth mentioning that every new profile will get the poster 5 whole credits per profile :D
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By Leafcutter
Please note that images of the species are required when creating an ant profile :).
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By Leafcutter
formica123 wrote:Ah - ok. I'll add some in a moment.

I have added one to Camponotus nicobarensis ;).
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