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by Salkio
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

Pheidole megacephala, most likely. Do you know anything about them? Someone said they have to have workers if i took them from a colony which i did.... They have laid eggs but only small ones They're a well studied highly notorious tramp species. South Africa is just one of their strongholds. The r...
by Salkio
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

123LordOfAnts123 wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:35 am
Pheidole megacephala, most likely.
Do you know anything about them? Someone said they have to have workers if i took them from a colony which i did....
They have laid eggs but only small ones
by Salkio
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

If you catch queens from an established colony (which should be avoided), you need the workers too! Also, it's likely that a number of the queens you captured were un-mated and will only produce lazy males. Some of the queens i took had wings and i also captured some of the queens which looked real...
by Salkio
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

If you catch queens from an established colony (which should be avoided), you need the workers too! Also, it's likely that a number of the queens you captured were un-mated and will only produce lazy males. Oh dam... Yeah the colony was under this slab and had many queens so i took 10, leaving the ...
by Salkio
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

I believe the queens you have caught are Pheidole YES thats what the workers look like! Thank you!!!! Do you know if these ants are fun to keep? Sadly, i don't know much about these ants but I have heard that they are fun to keep. They're referred to as Big Headed Ants :) Just a quick bit of resear...
by Salkio
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

AntOblivion wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:47 am
I believe the queens you have caught are Pheidole
YES thats what the workers look like! Thank you!!!!

Do you know if these ants are fun to keep?
by Salkio
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 298

South African Ant Queen(s) - Need help identifying

Hey all! I found what i believe are either red ants or fire ants or RIFA (Red imported fire ants) or something different. I found these queens under a cement slab this month. There were multiple queens. They has tiny ants, then some mid sized ones with big jaws and then finally the queens which some...
by Salkio
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Plaster and Paris Formicarium- How do i give water?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Plaster and Paris Formicarium- How do i give water?

Hello, So i recently made my self a small formicarium out of plaster and pairs, i just have one small concern. How do i give water to my 2 queen ants? (no they do not fight they help one and other protect their eggs i forgot what this type of ant is called :P). They are in a rectangular tub and ther...
by Salkio
Tue May 31, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What type of queen ants are there?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: What type of queen ants are there?

I think you got lucky by finding a polygynous ( species that has multiple queens) species. Some queens just duck down under things to get away from the sun not meaning to be together. Next time play it safe and do not join them until you know they are polygynous. Nice catch! :D Wow awesome! thanks ...
by Salkio
Tue May 31, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What type of queen ants are there?
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: What type of queen ants are there?

Why are they together? Some species will fight to the death. Look like some species of Camponotus (carpenter ant) to me, although I do live in PA so I am not sure. :D I also thought they would fight, but since i found them both under this concrete slab i put them together and they have been happy e...