What could this be??

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  1. Team_Subspace
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    Today i was in my back yard picking up raked leaves and putting them in bags and i founs this sort of ant that i had never seen before... I picked it up to look at it and i saw that it was thin black and had long straight pinchers. I put a blade of grass between the pinchers and when it snapped them shut, all i heard was a pretty loud click... There were a few of them and they seemed to live in colonies (some dont...) so what i ask is what kind of ant is this??
     


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  4. Team_Subspace
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    Im starting to think that because i sprayed some with ant killer and it was fine with and continued on with its life while my other test (red carpenter ants) spazzed out...
     
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    If you have taken a picture maybe we can identify it for you.

    Be careful though, some ants, like RIFA, will bite you and you'll need medical attention from it.
     
  7. jan777

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    They are genetically enhanced ants that were exposed to some radiation.

    I suggest you become a superhero. [​IMG]
     
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    Might have been an earwig.
     
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    florida haha
     
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    I live quite far from you...
     
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    [​IMG]

    Do you mean something like this? If so they are called earwig.
     
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    no it wasnt an earwig... its pinchers were on its face
     
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    Think you could post a picture? Hard to tell from your description.
     
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    if i can find one... its dark here in florida and itll be kinda hard to find one
     
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    how do i post a pic?? noob question but idk how to
     
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    http://imageshack.us/
     
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    I didn't know we had our own picture upload service [​IMG]


    What else have you hidden from me!?
     
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