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by Batspiderfish
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What is this ant?
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: What is this ant?

In that case, then these are probably Lasius latipes or Lasius claviger . 5mm is probably too large for Lasius , but Acanthomyops workers can get pretty big. Lasius interjectus are the largest, but you would probably have seen some of their alates, as those are spring/early summer fliers. Other poss...
by Batspiderfish
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What is this ant?
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: What is this ant?

And the location?
by Batspiderfish
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying this ant!
Replies: 26
Views: 120

Re: Identifying this ant!

I would keep poking around Dolichoderinae. ;)
by Batspiderfish
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: new queen just found today
Replies: 15
Views: 65

Re: new queen just found today

Solenopsis invicta. Sometimes queens are smaller than usual -- allegedly a microgyne caste which is better suited to joining an existing colony.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: No ants in my area
Replies: 11
Views: 66

Re: No ants in my area

I have a lot of luck finding ants in cemeteries, just don't go flipping over rocks, if you know what I mean. :lol: You aren't really going to be looking for colonies when you are hunting for queens (unless you are looking for a particular species). When the mating flights happen, queens will dispers...
by Batspiderfish
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odontomachus. After eggs, what should do?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Odontomachus. After eggs, what should do?

Feed her soft or cut-up insects, giving her access to a foraging space like an outworld or even a tupperware.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can you help me ID this species?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Can you help me ID this species?

I would double-check the measurements, but looks like Forelius pruinosus.

Do you mean "polygynous"?
by Batspiderfish
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Where and when to start
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Where and when to start

The best ants for beginners are (for the most part) whatever you find first. ;)

This might help to figure out what is in your area:

http://antmaps.org/?

https://www.antweb.org/taxonomicPage.do?rank=subfamily&adm1Name=Missouri&countryName=United%20States&images=true
by Batspiderfish
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Prenopsis imparis Care
Replies: 6
Views: 59

Re: Prenopsis imparis Care

I'm not sure anybody has kept them long-term (at least not hobbyists.) I'd guess it has something to do with summer temperatures. If I decide to keep any this year, I want to put them in the fridge during the hottest months. In the wild, their nests are very deep, and they are not active during the ...