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by MCWren
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: When to catch a queen in New York?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: When to catch a queen in New York?

I am a beginner ant keeper and have only found a queen of a social parasite species, but released her because i don't have host workers. I think its because most species nuptial flights are over by this time of year, are there any New York species that I may still be able to find that are not socia...
by MCWren
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Early October southern Germany catches
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: Early October southern Germany catches

well, because of their EXTREME similarities scientists have not been able to tell if they are the same species or different. that's how close they are. When you look up pictures they look exactly the same as tetramorium species e. There are several different species of the genus Tetramorium in Germ...
by MCWren
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Early October southern Germany catches
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: Early October southern Germany catches

Thank you a lot! That's actually what I hoped for :D ummmm. no. not at all. no way. I don't know what it is, but it's 100 percent not tetramorium. the gaster is too large and the head and thorax too small to be tetramorium. They live in Germany, so the Tetramorium they have isn't the sp. W that you...
by MCWren
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant colony that killed itself?
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Ant colony that killed itself?

I had a massive fire ant colony in my apartment building, they looked exactly like solenopsis geminata but I don't think they were one cuz their stings did hurt but not that much. The colony was about 13 years old and had populated all the cracks in the building. One of their main nest was in my ho...
by MCWren
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Species Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Species Identification

Looks like Prenolepis imparis . If you live in North America, at least.
by MCWren
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Aphanogaster fulva questions
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Aphanogaster fulva questions

nightxwolf88 wrote:Dang didn't realize there was a problem with liking AntsCanada, I'm totally a fan! :D
The problem isn't with liking it, I just don't think it should be the only option.
by MCWren
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Aphanogaster fulva questions
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Aphanogaster fulva questions

nightxwolf88 wrote:Dang didn't realize there was a problem with liking AntsCanada, I'm totally a fan! :D
The problem isn't with liking it, I just don't think it should be the only option.
by MCWren
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: What to buy?

FlameofOsiris wrote:uhhhh, bump?
Tapinoma sessile have a tendency to escape. I'd recommend buying from me instead. ;)
by MCWren
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Labor Day Lexington Ky 4:30pm
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: Labor Day Lexington Ky 4:30pm

What I did is put some dirt in the tube, and push the cotton in a little to squeeze some water into the dirt (this species loves moisture). Before I put the dirt in, I put it in the toaster oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit so it wouldn't grow mold.
by MCWren
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant Toronto, Canada
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Queen ant Toronto, Canada

Ok great because I actually have everything I need to do this before winter. In fact I just checked and I have 30 neoniger ants in the cacoon stage. I could easily remove them and pretty quickly have 30 callow workers. How lucky I am to have found a parasitic queen to a colony I already own. So now...