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by Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ive caught Ponera. We're in for a wild, probably short, ride.
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Ive caught Ponera. We're in for a wild, probably short, ride.

My advice is the only advice I have to give. I wouldn't recommend anything that the queen would be unable to drag back to the nest and chew to a pulp. I also don't recommend giving her live food, only food that has been killed (either by crushing or freezing). I'm not sure what you mean by "bare set...
by Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ive caught Ponera. We're in for a wild, probably short, ride.
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Ive caught Ponera. We're in for a wild, probably short, ride.

Definitely Hypoponera at this time of year. These ants are mostly predatory, so a frequent and fresh supply of small, soft-bodied insects ( Drosophila melanogaster ) will be essential. You should have one test tube that is a nesting space, attached to a small, contained foraging space. The nest test...
by Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Camponotus queens...ID needed
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: New Camponotus queens...ID needed

It's honestly hard to tell; just like I've seen Camponotus pennsylvanicus with red legs, I've seen Camponotus chromaiodes with dark bodies. I think it will be easier once workers arrive. Features to look for will be the style of hair coverage on the gaster and legs, as well as relative length of the...
by Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Questions about Tetramorium sp e queen
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Questions about Tetramorium sp e queen

They should be allowed to forage freely after the first bunch of workers, however.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help with ID
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Need help with ID

Oh! I didn't notice that either, haha.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help with ID
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Need help with ID

The odd queen of Crematogaster can be found before August, every once in a while.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant from Canada, Alberta
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Queen ant from Canada, Alberta

Brood from another genus will not work, unfortunately. The host needs to be able to take care of the queen's first brood.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Camponotus queens...ID needed
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: New Camponotus queens...ID needed

Any noticeable red, other than on the legs?
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help me identify this Queen I caught?
Replies: 11
Views: 83

Re: Help me identify this Queen I caught?

Also, C. hyatti is from the Myrmentoma subgenus, which are small Camponotus (<12mm for queens).