Take a photograph, of course:
Tapinoma sessile, the odorous house ant
Canon EOS 50D camera
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250sec
I've got a bit of an Aphaenogaster problem myself...I'd welcome it (somewhat) if they were Nylanderia instead.
Never, ever heard of an Aphaenogaster problem. Are you sure?
I'll look at one more closely tomorrow - it is certainly a myrmicine though.
Stop by my FB page, Alex -- got a photo of my husband's new ant pajamas. (Just the fabric -- it seemed churlish to ask a mature professional person to pose in his PJs for a Facebook photo.)
For years, we were bedeviled by hordes of annoying black Argentinian ants invading our kitchen every summer.
But not any more.
What's the secret? Dark granite countertops!
I can beat you, try Solenopsis xyloni in the kitchen. Very efficient foragers, particularly at finding every cat kibble left behind by cats.