Atta cephalotes bicolor

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Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:44 pm

When we were filming 'Planet Ants', Adam came in with a colony of Atta cephalotes which he had collected from Panama I think. The only problem was they were very different from my Atta cephalotes colony.

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We both looked into this and it turned out they are a Panamanian subspecies which at the time were referred to as Atta cephalotes isthmicola. Absolutely stunning ant. The black thorax makes them look very different.

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by Deansie26 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:08 am

Can you get them??? Would 100% not be able to resist a colony if them, fantastic looking, contrast is really unusual.

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:24 am

Only Adam has got these. You should pm him and ask. He might swap for a normal Atta. Or we should go to Panama and get em'!

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by Formica123 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:33 am

Ant store sells them - i wonder how they got them?!
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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:13 pm

Dont think thats the same subspecies. And they dont have them in stock. Many of these sellers have lists and lists of stock but actually dont have even close to that level of stock. They may have had one or two colonies at one time.

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by RichardP » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:18 pm

Beautiful. They look like normal Atta just dressed for dinner.

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Post by Deansie26 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:28 pm

RichardP wrote:Beautiful. They look like normal Atta just dressed for dinner.
Ha ha ha they really do!

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by zoeytolboom » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:28 pm

Perfect picture!

Love the color.

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by Magic » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:27 pm

Amazing :)

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Re: Atta cephalotes bicolor

Post by PierreE » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:48 pm

Wow!!! Very beautiful Atta! I want them ;)
Ant store sells them - i wonder how they got them?!
I know someone,who had bought one colony of Atta cephalotes bicolor from Antstore.
These are not the same bicolor ;)

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