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by mallonje
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

Oh that is awesome - please keep me posted on your efforts.

Just curious, how did you come by your queens? I mean its still as cold as a witches...foot here, but I've only found the one colony and they are deep in a wooded area.
by mallonje
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

So, I was out on a camping trip down in Milton Ma. this month and accidentally disturbed a colony of what I believe to be Lasius claviger. They were a bright sunflower yellow colony living under a rock in a heavily wooded area. I was awestruck by their beauty and fell instantly in love. These are th...
by mallonje
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Massachusetts
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Massachusetts

Hi All,

As the snow is still falling - or at least flurrying earlier today I wanted to point out that Friday night at dusk I saw a massive camponotus pennsylvanicus nuptial flight. Since then I've found about half a dozen males but no queens.

Anyone in MA have any luck yet?
by mallonje
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Hello from Massachusetts!

I am completely new to the hobby. I had made my own farm back when I was a kid - it was a cocktail olive jar inside a peanut butter jar with sand and about 40 or so worker sugar ants. I recall that setup lasted for almost a year. This led to an interest in keeping insects as pets: various stick bugs...