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    Sep 7, 2013, 02:23 PM
    Huge ant? I found this ant in my pool it's about 4 inches long red legs,mid section
    All red mid and head bottom part of body is Black and Tan he is as bigot bigger than a field mouse
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    Sep 7, 2013, 02:32 PM
    Do you have a picture?

    Also, where do you live (State, Province, etc. not exact address).
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    Sep 7, 2013, 02:35 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alty View Post
    Do you have a picture?

    Also, where do you live (State, Province, etc.,not exact address).
    Reno Nevada at the base of peavine mountain I have a pic on my iPhone but don't know how to get it on this sit
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    Sep 7, 2013, 02:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Jscott7167 View Post
    Reno Nevada at the base of peavine mountain I have a pic on my iPhone but don't know how to get it on this sit
    I can give instructions on how to post a picture from your computer, but Iphones are like sanskript to me.

    Can you download the picture to your computer?

    If so, here's a link with instructions on how to post a picture on this site. :)

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/dogs/h...re-678901.html
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    Sep 7, 2013, 03:17 PM
    Huge ant
    I want to send pics of this thing but need another way as I only have my iPhone at this time additionally I have been killing on avg. 8 scorpions a night and they always show up after the green cattepillar type worms show up all this after 40 years here without seeing this before, very strange to me
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    Sep 7, 2013, 03:27 PM
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    Also I have the body intact of this big ant it's in pool water should I freeze it and also I wanted to say this big ant comes after weeks of 1 to 1 1/2 inches long ants that look the same only way smaller have been patrolling my house and have never been here
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    Sep 7, 2013, 03:35 PM
    Jscott, I have a friend that's a world renowned entomologist, he lives in California. I can send him some of the info you posted, but a picture would be best.

    I'm really hoping that someone will be able to give you advice on how to post a picture from your phone. Me, I can't help with that, I don't even have a cell phone, much less an iPhone.

    Please bear with us. Even once I get the picture, it could take days before my friend sees it and gives me an answer. Sadly, that's the nature of finding real answers online, it's not always instant.

    I will send him an email with the info you've posted so far, and hope that he can give a few possibilities. But again, it won't be instant. He works, he travels, he doesn't check his email daily. So it could take a while.

    I wish I could help more.
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    Sep 7, 2013, 06:08 PM
    That sounds a lot like a Carpenter ant, although the sizes documented are less than 4 inches. I have seen 2 inch ants.

    This link has some info you might wish to look at:
    Ant - Camponotus vicinus - BugGuide.Net

    Here's another pic. Is this similar?
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