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by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Yellow queen
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Yellow queen

Yeah! I think Lasius are really charming ants to keep. She won't be laying eggs until next spring, but there will probably be a lot of them.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Yellow queen
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Yellow queen

Will230145 wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:26 pm
I don't have neoniger in PA.
You definitely do. This isn't a complete list, either:
https://www.antweb.org/images.do?subfamily=formicinae&genus=lasius&rank=genus&adm1Name=Pennsylvania&countryName=United%20States

Check out antmaps.org for better distribution data.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrmica queen
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Myrmica queen

Some Myrmica are social parasites, but maybe she needs to spend a little bit of time in the tube so that she identifies it as her nesting chamber. I haven't had this problem with my Myrmica, so maybe it has something to do with the outworld?
by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL, South America
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL, South America

Sorry, I wouldn't be much help. You can try looking up journals for these ants, since quite a few people have kept them (not necessarily on this forum).
by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Yellow queen
Replies: 9
Views: 53

Re: Yellow queen

Lasius niger has been confirmed as found once by hobbyists in the past ten years, in the rocky mountains. There are lots of other Lasius which would make more sense. I would say Lasius neoniger is most likely.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: The Zerg Swarm
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: The Zerg Swarm

No, probably not L. niger. We would need to see the hairs on the antennal scapes and the teeth on the mandibles. Because she already has workers, she's most likely Lasius alienus (lol) or Lasius pallitarsis.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL, South America
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL, South America

Pachycondyla sp.

Semi-claustral.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Re id of small queens.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Re id of small queens.

Hard to tell from the pictures, but I'm guessing either Solenopsis mameti or one of the many Pheidole.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen or a hostage worker for the last two day
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Is this a queen or a hostage worker for the last two day

Solenopsis invicta queen, claustral and very fast-growing.