Our Newest Member of Gamergate
Here's our newest member of the Gamergate queen ant stable and is what we think is Iridomyrmex agilis. We've named her FERGUSON, in honour of the person who found her, Simon Ferguson.
If you look closely she's already holding an egg in between her mandibles. We're hoping she successfully raises a colony.
Iridomyrmex agilis is closely related to Iridomyrmex rubriceps and the often encountered black house ant, Iridomyrmex bicknelli. Some photos of the workers are below.
We'll keep you guys updated throughout the summer of her progress.