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by Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help identifying a queen from Calgary
Replies: 5
Views: 32

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: 18

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: 24

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.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: P. Imparis - how long should you wait?
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: P. Imparis - how long should you wait?

Until she lays eggs or dies. She doesn't have much of a chance, regardless, if she missed the flights.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help identifying a queen from Calgary
Replies: 5
Views: 32

Re: Help identifying a queen from Calgary

The picture is pretty blurry. I'd say Camponotus herculeanus, based on the modest shininess.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: P. Imparis - how long should you wait?
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: P. Imparis - how long should you wait?

Try not to get swept up in the concept of fertility. "Fertility" is the catchall word that ant keepers often use when their queen fails, but no hobbyist has ever investigated if this. A queen may be sick, maybe the temperature or humidity isn't right, maybe she wasn't fed well enough or didn't devel...
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Campo ID in Vancouver, Canada - May 16th, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Campo ID in Vancouver, Canada - May 16th, 2018

Camponotus modoc or Camponotus herculeanus, probably the former. The two cannot easily be distinguished without lots of magnification (especially as queens, although the workers may be easier.) Visible details like hair coverage and body texture are important.