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Multiple Questions About Ants

Hello Consult-ant,

Thank goodness I’ve managed to stumble on this site; the information on other websites don’t quite provide the information I’m looking for. I think I may have a rather large amount of questions because I find ants just fascinating. Although, I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to ask these many questions, so sorry for [...]

Adventures Among Ants Book Review

Adventures Among Ants:  A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions is the newest book by photographer/scientist/adventurer Mark Moffett from the University of California Press.

When I heard that consummate storyteller Mark Moffett was working on a book about ants, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be a coffee table book full of his [...]

Discoloration in an Ant Farm

I have an ant question!

My son’s Uncle Milton Gel colony has developed a dark spot towards the
top.   On one side, it looks almost white.  On the other it looks
brown.  It is rather large and appears to be slowly growing.  Can you
tell me what this is?

Without being able to see the spot, I can only take [...]

Ants With Place Names

How about a challenge today?

I visited two states (United States) last week. Can you tell which states I visited based on the scientific names of these two ants?

Bonus points if you spell the species name of the ants in the second photograph correctly