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by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: And you thought TRAP JAWS were impressive...
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: And you thought TRAP JAWS were impressive...

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Hai friend! Being pinned kinda sucks, but things will get better! I just need to stay positive!
by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: And you thought TRAP JAWS were impressive...
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: And you thought TRAP JAWS were impressive...

Leptogenys falcigera is always happy to see you. :D
by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Anyone please tell me if this is a Queen and and also what it is?
Replies: 16
Views: 95

Re: Anyone please tell me if this is a Queen and and also what it is?

A view of the clypeus, on the front of the head, near the mandibles, would help confirm this. The measurement could just be off. Myrmentoma have a clypeal notch.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ants not accepting protein sources
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: Ants not accepting protein sources

Don't boil the insects (at least until they have plenty of larvae), as this destroys the hemolymph that the adult ants can drink. Freezing should work just as well to kill off any mites or parasites. Protein powder will not work, since only a few ants can digest vegetable protein and none of them ca...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Anyone please tell me if this is a Queen and and also what it is?
Replies: 16
Views: 95

Re: Anyone please tell me if this is a Queen and and also what it is?

If she's actually 10mm long, then Camponotus nearcticus or C. caryae are more likely.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Monomorium Queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: Monomorium Queen?

She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Ant Photography & Artwork
Topic: Camponotus pennsylvanicus and friends
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Camponotus pennsylvanicus and friends

Wow! Amazing photography! That's some luck with those cameras. Honestly, I've been waiting eagerly for your "lineup" for highlighting local diversity this year. Thank you! Sadly, I don't think I'll be able to complete that project until some time around next year, although I will be spending my tim...
by Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Ant Photography & Artwork
Topic: Camponotus pennsylvanicus and friends
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Camponotus pennsylvanicus and friends

I went on a little anting foray to check up on a local Aphaenogaster tennesseensis colony (which I am eagerly awaiting their nuptial flight). They live in the same rotting stump as these C. pennsylvanicus , and the two get along pretty amicably on the outside. They received a sugary treat from yours...
by Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Anyone please tell me if this is a Queen and and also what it is?
Replies: 16
Views: 95

Re: Anyone please tell me if this is a Queen and and also what it is?

Martialis wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Unless it is not from the Eastern half of North America.
I spaced that entirely.. I didn't even realize there wasn't a location.
I've visited this thread a few times, and had imagined different locations at various occasions before realizing that there was none. :P
by Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: RIP Crematogaster sp.
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

I think something designed to heat up large volumes of liquid will start significantly hotter than what pet-owners use.

Sorry about your loss. I'm sure this year will be fruitful for you.