FIELD GUIDE GHOST ANT

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    gets its common name =
    very hard to see because of its pale color and tiny size
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    size
    small, 1/16 inch
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    monomorphic? di? poly?
    monomorphic
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    color = Head and thorax dark, antennae, pedicel, gaster, and legs _
    pale
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    Antennae #-segmented, segments gradually _
    • 12
    • thickened towards tip
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    Thorax has spines yes? no?, profile even? uneven? rounded
    • no, Thorax lacks spines
    • profile unevenly rounded
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    Pedicel 1-segmented, hidden/concealed from view from above by base of gaster
    1
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    Pedicel #-segmented, _ by base of gaster
    hidden/concealed from view from above
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    Pedicel #-segmented, hidden/concealed from view from above _ of gaster
    by base
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    Gaster _ , circle of hairs yes? no?
    • with anal opening slitlike
    • no, lack of circle of hairs
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    Stinger yes? no?
    no, stinger absent
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    Workers emit _ when disturbed/crushed
    rotten coconut like odor
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    Nests are usually located in _, or in the soil
    cavities or voids
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    Nests are usually located in cavities or voids, or _
    in the soil
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    New colonies are probably started by
    budding
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    Although ghost ant biology has not been studied in detail, it appears to be similar to that of _ ants.
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    Ghost ants are _ in their nesting habits
    highly adaptable
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    Indoors, ghost ants typically nest in _ which include wall voids, behind baseboards, between cabinets and walls, etc.
    cavities
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    Indoors, will also nest in _
    soil of potted plants
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    Indoors, Their nesting habits seem to be similar to those of
    Pharoah ants
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    Outdoors, will nest in soil including that of potted plants, under stones, under and
    inside logs, under and in firewood, in the debris in tree crotches,
    in cavities in dead tree and shrub branches, and in hollow cavities in plants
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    They seem to prefer cavities and crevices found in
    trees and shrubs
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    Diet = Workers are very fond of
    honeydew and tend honeydew-excreting insects
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    Diet = ants also feed on
    dead and living insects
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    In Puerto Rico they have been observed
    destroying the eggs and first instar larvae of house flies
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    when disturbed =
    run rapidly and erratically
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    If the nest(s) cannot be located, it may be necessary to
    prebait with sweets such as jelly in short pieces of soda straw to draw the ants out
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    Place prebaits _, in electrical outlet boxes, along carpet edges, in food cabinets, etc.
    where ants have been seen
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    Place prebaits where ants have been seen, _, along carpet edges, in food cabinets, etc.
    in electrical outlet boxes
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    Place prebaits where ants have been seen, in electrical outlet boxes, _, in food cabinets, etc.
    along carpet edges
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    Place prebaits where ants have been seen, in electrical outlet boxes, along carpet edges, _, etc.
    in food cabinets
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    Check prebait placements in # hours for activity
    24-48
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    If ants _ , use one of the commercial baits for control
    cannot be seen coming in from outdoors
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    Try both _ baits
    protein-based and sweet
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    If there is continual ghost ant invasion from the outside,
    a perimeter treatment using a _ should be applied
    microencapsulated or wettable powder formulation of pyrethroid
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    Seal all _ entrances.
    electrical and utility line
Author
ianquinto
ID
349785
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FIELD GUIDE GHOST ANT
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FIELD GUIDE GHOST ANT
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