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by Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping Formica Rufa or Sanguinea
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Keeping Formica Rufa or Sanguinea

Formica rufibarbis is from the fusca group, if this is regarding that queen. But, to answer your question, Formica social parasites need just the pupae of other Formica species, and most of them become independent after that first time.
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Queen ant identification

Don't forget your measurement in millimeters.
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help identifying two queens.
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Help identifying two queens.

You need to add a location as well.
by Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Queen Identification

Formica rufibarbis.

Sometimes queens leave their nest because of a disturbance or being ejected by other queens. I have seen Formica dealates way outside of their nuptial schedule.
by Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help identifying a queen from Calgary
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Help identifying a queen from Calgary

They can comfortably live in a test tube or two for at least a year.
by Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: new
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: new

Solenopsis invicta, RIFA.

Camponotus is in the Formicinae subfamily, which all have one crest on their petiole (waist-segment.) This queen has two nodes.
by Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

You should take a picture. I just get my test tubes off ebay. Glass costs a little more, but it's worth it. AntsCanada sells them too.
by Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Identity help - 5/19/18 - South Florida, USA

Measurements? The coloration makes it look like Solenopsis geminata (for once) but the head looks too round, so if she isn't small enough to be a thief ant, I would have to go with S. invicta. The majors make it much easier to distinguish S. geminata.
by Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID comfirmation
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: ID comfirmation

It's Camponotus, but C. pennsylvanicus is only found in Eastern North America.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Southwest Florida Ant ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Southwest Florida Ant ID request

Forelius pruinosus and Camponotus planatus.