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by Batspiderfish
Sat May 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony
Replies: 9
Views: 87

Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

What are you feeding the Ponera?

Also, bright red head? That doesn't sound like C. herculeanus. Maybe you should do an ID request.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 5/25/18-Parma/MI/USA- Unwanted workers in child swing
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: 5/25/18-Parma/MI/USA- Unwanted workers in child swing

Crematogaster sp.

Although they belong to the Myrmicinae subfamily consisting of many stinging ants, Crematogaster have evolved a different strategy and use their stings to spread an odorous repellent instead of cause injury. I'll bet there is a colony living in whatever the swing is attached to.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Worker ant identification

Aphaenogaster sp.

Aphaenogaster are "fully" claustral -- the ones that aren't social parasites, at least.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another ID reno, nv
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Another ID reno, nv

Myrmecocystus sp.
by Batspiderfish
Fri May 25, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Will my idea work?????
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: Will my idea work?????

What material is it? plaster of paris. It has had a problem with mould before i painted it I don't think there's anything wrong with plaster, although hydration can be an issue since it is absorbed so well by the material. Sometimes I feel that it's more about limiting the rate that water is soaked...
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Camponotus novaeboracensis. Nova Eboraca is Latin for "New York". ;)
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species of Myrmica
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: What species of Myrmica

Myrmica cannot be identified to the species without use of a microscope. Myrmica rubra is one exception, but we would need to see the lobes on the front of the head, near the antennal sockets.
by Batspiderfish
Thu May 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Will my idea work?????
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: Will my idea work?????

What material is it?
by Batspiderfish
Wed May 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

Feed her sugar water every once in a while, and she should be fine.