I was thinking what exotic ants to keep, just outside the door there is a thriving colony of Odontomachus. But the nest is hard to penetrate as it extends deep into a heavy boulder, not to mention that they sting like hell... Amongst trees, we have a rather overpopulated Oecophylla, and finding the queen is very hard. Finding a queen from a massive colony is even harder, but quite rewarding. I manage to catch one before. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Nq5A64wEc Now here is a link of a queen from a young colony. The abdominal plates are close together.The queen I caught has an abdomen roughly twice the length of this queens tummy, and her tummy plates were far apart, probably due to her being fully distended with eggs. Anyway, aside from the aformentioned species, around 3 miles from my place, I have access to remote forest where I found an ant with thesame body structure as Odontomachus but lacking the trap jaw feature. They also are roughly of thesame size. Could this be a Pachycondyla? Im dying to look for Harpegnathos venator, but so far, no lack. Which do you think, out of these 3 ants would be nice in a formicarium?