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by Batspiderfish
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency!
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Emergency!

All the ants need is humidity, so attaching two tubes and leaving the means to breathe will work fine.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker identification
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Worker identification

No, why do you ask?
by Batspiderfish
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker identification
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Worker identification

Tapinoma melanocephalum
by Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species of ant is nuptial in Oct and November
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: What species of ant is nuptial in Oct and November

You can always look for ants in wood, logs or branches just pull the bark off and slowly dig into it. You can pull moss off the ground around trees or on wood, and find ants nesting in that. Of course, waiting for a nuptial flight has less potential to disrupt the habitats of organisms other than a...
by Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen
Replies: 15
Views: 141

Re: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen

I have never heard of Ponera having deep nests nor reproducing during the winter. Any sources? If this even is Ponera.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen
Replies: 15
Views: 141

Re: Help With Ponera pennsylvanica Queen

Are you sure she is not Hypoponera sp., which is more common in the southern US? You would have to look for a small tooth under the petiole to tell them apart.

Hibernation isn't something you can see; it is just the ants at a cold temperature and lower metabolism.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: closer indentification of a Myrmica queen

Definitely looks like Myrmica to me, but you should know that this genus can't be properly identified without microscopic examination of a worker.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hibernating Formica
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Hibernating Formica

Freezing (<32 F or 0 C) is too cold. The window may be fine, but be mindful if the condensation turns to frost.

Some ants (i.e. Camponotus) have no problem surviving freezing cold if they have produced and stored enough glycerol.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant identification please hel!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Ant identification please hel!!!!

Relying on color will not be enough to identify. Make sure that your image is available for public viewing.