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by Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odd Queen behavior...
Replies: 3
Views: 10

Re: Odd Queen behavior...

This is a Camponotus drone.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Request - Toronto Ontario
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: ID Request - Toronto Ontario

Prenolepis imparis
by Batspiderfish
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen laying many eggs
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Queen laying many eggs

Let's not confuse fertility with the queen's mated status. Those are two different things, and there is no proof that infertility is behind the failure some of our queens have to start.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Knoxville,TN,USA 04/26/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Knoxville,TN,USA 04/26/2017

Camponotus sp. male. i think it is too small to be a camponotus why do you think it is one? plus male it looks just like a female. edit i think i see how it is a male is it the gastor? There's no measurement, so it's not like I'd know that. :P It's difficult to describe the differences unless you'v...
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Knoxville,TN,USA 04/26/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Knoxville,TN,USA 04/26/2017

Camponotus sp. male.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South Florida worker
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: South Florida worker

These pictures don't help much. The lighting and focus needs to be better. Also, no measurement, as the rules require you to provide for ID requests.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying this queen.
Replies: 10
Views: 59

Re: Identifying this queen.

JackPayne wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:13 pm
JackPayne wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:58 am
This is Camponotus.
Thanks
Would you be able to identify the species? My friend could take some closer photos if you like.
You probably have to wait until workers, regardless.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Feral ants
Replies: 4
Views: 18

Re: Feral ants

I'd guess Lasius bruneus.

All ants are feral, btw. ;)
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Toronto 2
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Queen ID Toronto 2

Myrmica sp. That measurement is definitely wrong.

Semi-claustral, so she will need small, soft-bodied arthropods like Drosophila flies.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with an already established colony
Replies: 9
Views: 40

Re: Help with an already established colony

Do not feed ants in the tube. These ants will need a dry foraging arena/outworld, though (placing them in a container lined with talcum/alcohol mixture is fine). They will not need much insect protein until they start producing eggs and larvae. They will appreciate sugar water, though. As a general ...