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by Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: wood ants won't eat
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: wood ants won't eat

Formica rufa is not found in North America -- I would try to get the ants ID'd. Regardless, the ants should have been in hibernation a while ago, and that is probably why they are not eating.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency!
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Emergency!

Ants get most, if not all of their water needs from humidity. They do not need to drink. I don't know what kind of mold you are dealing with, but if it is just something that is discoloring the cotton, then there's probably nothing to worry about.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency!
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Emergency!

All the ants need is humidity, so attaching two tubes and leaving the means to breathe will work fine.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker identification
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Worker identification

No, why do you ask?
by Batspiderfish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker identification
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Worker identification

Tapinoma melanocephalum
by Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species of ant is nuptial in Oct and November
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: What species of ant is nuptial in Oct and November

You can always look for ants in wood, logs or branches just pull the bark off and slowly dig into it. You can pull moss off the ground around trees or on wood, and find ants nesting in that. Of course, waiting for a nuptial flight has less potential to disrupt the habitats of organisms other than a...
by Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen
Replies: 15
Views: 144

Re: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen

I have never heard of Ponera having deep nests nor reproducing during the winter. Any sources? If this even is Ponera.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen
Replies: 15
Views: 144

Re: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen

Are you sure she is not Hypoponera sp., which is more common in the southern US? You would have to look for a small tooth under the petiole to tell them apart.

Hibernation isn't something you can see; it is just the ants at a cold temperature and lower metabolism.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

Definitely looks like Myrmica to me, but you should know that this genus can't be properly identified without microscopic examination of a worker.