Search found 341 matches

by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony
Replies: 24
Views: 392

Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

I fed them 10 or 15 fruit files, and they took to them instantly. I haven't got to buying fruit flies until recently, so I haven't had anything to feed them since then. I'll bet that they'll start laying eggs now that they are feasting like queens! :lol:
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I found a carpenter ant queen
Replies: 13
Views: 165

Re: I found a carpenter ant queen

KeeperOfAnts wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Congrats dude! I found 10 S.invicta coming home form a camping trip. They just had their nuptial flight :D
Don't tell me you're going to raise all of them to Fire Nation size!
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen
Replies: 20
Views: 262

Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

I will try an experiment. Once winter comes around, I will connect the 2 colonies together, and block the entrance to the other colony's nest with cotton. When spring comes, the 2 colonies will develop the same pheromone id and then I will unblock the tube to the other nest. The queens will be confi...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen
Replies: 20
Views: 262

Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

I caught another C. pennsylvanicus queen a few days ago, and she is in a test tube setup. I hope she's mated too!
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Dracula ants in South Dakota?
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Dracula ants in South Dakota?

I found a queen in her claustral cell that I believe is Stigmatomma pallipes. Is there any special care she needs?
by AntsDakota
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium queens
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Tetramorium queens

I caught 3 Tetramorium cf. immigrans queens! I once heard that Tetramorium caespitum are possibly polygynous, so I put them together. They never fought, they just huddled in a big group and touched antennae. Working on pictures.
by AntsDakota
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen
Replies: 20
Views: 262

Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

She currently has 8 eggs and 2 small larvae.
by AntsDakota
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: New queen! Monomorium, Crematogaster, or Tapinoma?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: New queen! Monomorium, Crematogaster, or Tapinoma?

She died. She probably wasn't mated. :cry:
by AntsDakota
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

applepie wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:12 pm
I've been going out after rainstorms but I haven't been able to find any queens other than Camponotus. Has anyone else been able to find any Tetramorium?
I caught 3 on my driveway.