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by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Old south Florida queen
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Old south Florida queen

I'm guessing it's something other than the queen.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Trying to get this right (new queen)
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Trying to get this right (new queen)

It will be rare that they take in protein foods at first, but it' still important that there is fresh food available for when they are ready. I prefer offering Drosophila flies, since they are much easier to portion out and can easily be carried back to the nest and chewed up by just about any size ...
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID possible queen
Replies: 17
Views: 73

Re: ID possible queen

A species key (a.k.a. dichotomous key) is how you identify ants the right way. http://www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kahihi/sciencedictionary/D/dichotomous.php Pheidole are so subtle in their differences that the untrained eye will inevitably identify incorrectly. Ok, I guess that won't work then :? Lol P...
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID possible queen
Replies: 17
Views: 73

Re: ID possible queen

A species key (a.k.a. dichotomous key) is how you identify ants the right way.

http://www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kahihi/sciencedictionary/D/dichotomous.php

Pheidole are so subtle in their differences that the untrained eye will inevitably identify incorrectly.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Trying to get this right (new queen)
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Trying to get this right (new queen)

That looks like a pretty sweet setup! I think your ants are in good hands.

A lot of the environmental data for captive ants isn't derived scientifically, so you'll have to try different things to see what your Camponotus are most comfortable with.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID possible queen
Replies: 17
Views: 73

Re: ID possible queen

You need to use a species key.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Old south Florida queen
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Old south Florida queen

Solenopsis invicta
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen IDs|South Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 66

Re: Queen IDs|South Florida

I wouldn't say P. moerens , but you have the genus right. The larger queen is Solenopsis invicta . Ok thanks. But is this common: I have never really seen any pheidole ants in my yard(in fact in my neighborhood),so how is it I find this queen? Also, are pheidole fully claustral or semi claustral? T...
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen IDs|South Florida
Replies: 15
Views: 66

Re: Queen IDs|South Florida

I wouldn't say P. moerens, but you have the genus right. The larger queen is Solenopsis invicta.
by Batspiderfish
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible Queen and Species ID
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Possible Queen and Species ID

A small Camponotus would be from the Myrmentoma subgenus. Camponotus nearcticus is likely the species.