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by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: ant identification

Any image host other than photobucket should work fine. Was the queen actually measured, or is that a guess?
by Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Army Ants?
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Army Ants?

Army ants should not be kept by hobbyists as pets. There is a 100% mortality rate in captivity (even in laboratories), as well as the fact that army ants only produce one viable queen every 1 - 2 years.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant (worker) ID
Replies: 5
Views: 39

Re: Ant (worker) ID

If you want badly to know what they are, I would take photographs and provide measurements (as per the rules).

A 1080p video has the same resolution as a 2 megapixel photograph, so there is very little potential for fine detail.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Paracitic species, but what? ID
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Paracitic species, but what? ID

Lasius umbratus queens are nusually brown.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tiny Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Tiny Queen

Pheidole sp.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Cotton turning black?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Cotton turning black?

There are some microorganisms which will take residence in the non-sterile test tube environment. The cotton turning black is nothing to be concerned about.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I need help on my queen ant.
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: I need help on my queen ant.

Sorry, I originally thought you were from Plymouth, Massachusetts. If the queen was found in England, that makes things a little harder, since Lasius in your area tend to fly at around the same time. Sadly, this means that we would need to closely examine the hair coverage of the antennae. Perhaps y...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I need help on my queen ant.
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: I need help on my queen ant.

The only claustral, Eastern North American Lasius flying in July is Lasius alienus. Otherwise, it would take macro work close enough to see the hairs on the queen's antennae.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: How would you hydrate log formicarium?
Replies: 11
Views: 68

Re: How would you hydrate log formicarium?

you can't really hydrate wood formicariums directly without them swelling.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Two Ant Queens
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Two Ant Queens

Unlike ants, termite colonies require a paired male and female which will live in the nest and mate for life.