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by Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Brood boosting
Replies: 16
Views: 116

Re: Brood boosting

What kind of Pogonomyrmex queen do you have? A lot of those species are semi-claustral.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Emegency
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Emegency

You need to figure out what kind of ant they are to determine if they should be fed. Either way, do not feed your ants inside the test tube, as this will cause problems. Queens which need to forage should be given a space to do so.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!
Replies: 11
Views: 55

Re: Newbie here, just caught a queen! Help me ID please!

Measurements. I should have mentioned this for the Camponotus queen too.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Buying Camponotus Pen
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Buying Camponotus Pen

It is actually against the rules of this forum to try and organize trades outside of GAN. You could try Formiculture.

Also, you probably don't have Lasius niger if you are in New York. I would bet on Lasius alienus, depending on when/how you caught the queen.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen, paracidic?
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: ID Queen, paracidic?

Lasius subumbratus is purely a North American species, but she is definitely from the umbratus group. Lasius social parasites need adult workers, not just pupae; http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 25

Re: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?

Don't get me wrong-- the callow method probably works great too, but the one success I had was with a naturalistic introduction.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 25

Re: What introduction method to use for a lasius laptis queen?

My one hitherto successful queen chose a host sample of slightly older Lasius cf. nearcticus, but she had to kill almost a third of them before the sample accepted her. She did not lay eggs until the spring.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What species is this queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: What species is this queen?

Aphaenogaster sp. male. I'm guessing that was a part of his mother nest or else he was just taking shelter there.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Very Few Larvae?
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Very Few Larvae?

Formica usually only have 1-6 workers after their first summer. They also do not keep any brood over the winter, so sometimes they will wait until the spring.