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by techno2560
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ant test tube changing
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Inquiry

Skip towards 8:14, and you'll have your answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WErTN2e2eUk Just note that this method may or may not work if your queen is already exposed to light 24/7, which is why it's common practice to keep colonies in the dark so that you can use the light method to move them.
by techno2560
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I was considering placing two together to see how it would work, but I am not experienced in ant keeping, and am worried about handling them wrong/too often and stressing them out as I have heard they may eat their own eggs/not lay eggs. They have all laid eggs, is it still safe to try and move one...
by techno2560
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 442

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I had found 3 of these queens a week and a half ago, slowly i had introduced them to each other and now they are all in a tube peacefully. I'll admit for the first 30 seconds it looked like they would nip at each other but that had quickly stopped. Fast forward 1 week and now they have started to la...
by techno2560
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found this ant queen and want to know what species it is
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Found this ant queen and want to know what species it is

Legs and thorax look slightly redish, so maybe camponotus noveboracensis? Looks similar to mine.
by techno2560
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on Prenolepis imparis
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Question on Prenolepis imparis

I see so many catching this beautiful species. I'm sure they are but is this species in my area by chance? (West TN) I think I stumbled upon a colony of these a few days ago but not entirely sure. The map on http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Prenolepis_imparis shows that they were found in TN, though my ...
by techno2560
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on Prenolepis imparis
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Question on Prenolepis imparis

They are more polygyne the further toward the equator they are. Be as ambitions as you like. Fair warning, they may not be polygyne in your area. I have 3 total right now so i'll try to put 2 together and see how they interact at first, if nothing goes wrong then i'll leave them together for a litt...
by techno2560
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on Prenolepis imparis
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Question on Prenolepis imparis

So recently Prenolepis imparis has started to fly in my area. Before i started to find them i did some research on the species, but one thing i can't seem to get an exact answer for is if they are polygyne or not? So is this species monogyne or polygyne, and if polygyne how many queens would you rec...
by techno2560
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Northeast US Nuptial flights
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Northeast US Nuptial flights

Im over in connecticut, i myself haven't seen any queens flying, which is a shame because i would love to add my my collection and hopefully help out with the GAN project as no one is covering this state. On the bright side, as the weather slowly gets warmer, the most active the nests outside become...
by techno2560
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Waterbury, CT
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Queen ID - Waterbury, CT

I have caught a ton of these, and from how mine were IDed I think these are tertamorium sp. E :D When i do my research for " tetramorium sp. E" i keep seeing 2 names, Tetramorium caespitum and Tetramorium sp. E - are these the same ants or is there a difference? I read somewheres that they did not ...
by techno2560
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Waterbury, CT
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Queen ID - Waterbury, CT

Heres some more pictures, i did my best haha Don't mind the missing pieces of their legs, when i found her she was attacked by other roaming ants. http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz283/256mj/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0034.jpg http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz283/256mj/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0033.jpg...