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by Batspiderfish
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen, paracidic?
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: ID Queen, paracidic?

Lasius subumbratus is purely a North American species, but she is definitely from the umbratus group. Lasius social parasites need adult workers, not just pupae; http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?

Don't get me wrong-- the callow method probably works great too, but the one success I had was with a naturalistic introduction.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?

My one hitherto successful queen chose a host sample of slightly older Lasius cf. nearcticus, but she had to kill almost a third of them before the sample accepted her. She did not lay eggs until the spring.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What species is this queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: What species is this queen?

Aphaenogaster sp. male. I'm guessing that was a part of his mother nest or else he was just taking shelter there.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Very Few Larvae?
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Very Few Larvae?

Formica usually only have 1-6 workers after their first summer. They also do not keep any brood over the winter, so sometimes they will wait until the spring.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Pheidole Queen
Replies: 7
Views: 38

Re: Is this a Pheidole Queen

Myrmica sp. queen.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I caught what I believe an ant queen pics included to be IDd
Replies: 10
Views: 72

Re: I caught what I believe an ant queen pics included to be IDd

There are a few more black Formica than those (i.e. F. glacialis, F. podzolica ); we would need to better see the hair coverage of the gaster to tell them apart. Also, Formica fusca may or may not legitimately exist in North America. I've noticed that they've stopped showing up in field guides, but ...
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: One dead camponotus baby :(
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: One dead camponotus baby :(

The colony should not be sealed with that many workers. They need foraging space and the freedom to clean up after themselves.