New book: The Fungus Growing Ants of North America by William Morton Wheeler 1907, 1973 republication

Wonderful book, just came by post today. We ordered it from Barnes & Noble marketplace seller Better World Books and the condition was perfect! Although the copy is more than twenty years old, the pages were not even slightly yellowed. Because the book was written in 1907, some of the terminology is quite outdated. For example,…

Genus Sedum “Stonecrop”

On my post yesterday My Tetramorium Queen I was remarking about the little black ants in my yard, which I thought may be Lasius, and mentioned “yellow sprawling succulents,” which I did not know the name of: Now I see them collecting the nectar from the yellow sprawling succulents – of course, that isn’t what they are called, but…