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by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to move queen into test tube from omninest verticle
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: How to move queen into test tube from omninest verticle

You don't do it -- you let the colony do it when it is ready.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species are these queen ants
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: What species are these queen ants

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VyCTS4B28s9iYKLv3EDdzjnzv8hg0iRYd2prFAysnyr_5kGJS_4mz_Z9zHL1RtfUkB3QufD4GTprCKU=w1920-h969 https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/TLLqUQdIrkKBZB-vAFUZofgQqdxLc7QNAh62APtDOLWvKRFPCbzOxqt1gAhejX7qz80at_gC8wTrdw4=w1920-h969 Camponotus castaneus , queen and male. How did yo...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Christmas beetles as feeders for lepisiota
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Christmas beetles as feeders for lepisiota

Feeding wild insects to your ants is unwise, since we don't know what the food has been exposed to. Many insects are resistant to chemicals and pesticides, so built up toxins can make their bodies poisonous to ants.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Quiz Me!
Replies: 43
Views: 383

Re: Quiz Me!

Yep. :) If possible, I plan to get multiple queens, as they are a genus that can exhibit high polygny. There are few records for nuptial flights of this genus, but they seem to have a similar schedule to Camponotus and Lasius interjectus (May and June, sometimes August.) They like to inhabit wetlan...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Quiz Me!
Replies: 43
Views: 383

Re: Quiz Me!

Martialis wrote:I've found records for Dolichoderus and plan to look for them in the late spring to summer.

This would definitely be one of those native species that nobody on the continent is keeping. :)
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: few questions on oregon ants
Replies: 5
Views: 22

Re: few questions on oregon ants

It's not impossible (especially considering Eurasian Tetramorium,) but I would want to see it to believe it.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Hi, I'm new! Where is the law?
Replies: 7
Views: 36

Re: Hi, I'm new! Where is the law?

Ahh, glad you are starting out the hobby right, then. :D

Like KingKyle said, just because two ants in two different places have the same name doesn't mean that they are the same ant. A chihuahua and a gray wolf are, both, of the species Canis lupus.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Tetramorium Nupital Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Tetramorium Nupital Flight

Isn't she beautiful? She is about 4mm long. [*wolf whistles*] Maybe she has some sisters! :lol: I wonder how people could tell it was not what you thought it was but something unrelated? Yep, I am brand new and ignorant. :geek: After six years of looking at ants, one can partially tell them apart a...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: few questions on oregon ants
Replies: 5
Views: 22

Re: fewq questions on oregon ants

What species do you have?
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Quiz Me!
Replies: 43
Views: 383

Re: Quiz Me!

:shock: That black and silver ant is the most beautiful ant I ever saw... :geek: If you like shiny, black ants, then the native Formica neogagates or Monomorium minimum might be of interest to you. My dream species is the vibrantly red/orange Aphaenogaster tennesseensis , which is quite rare in Mai...

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