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by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A week with no activity?
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: A week with no activity?

Leave her alone. Did she have nanitics?
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this crematogaster?
Replies: 10
Views: 56

Re: Is this crematogaster?

Petioles are the little bulb like things between the gaster and mesosoma, yes.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A week with no activity?
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: A week with no activity?

Species?
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!

Yikes! Sorry about that luck.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 41
Views: 1033

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

That's great! Nuptial flight season has just begun, and I've found a Prenolepis imparis colony with reproductive larvae still.

At a school, I found these genera:

Crematogaster
Brachymyrmex
Ponera
Solenopsis
Camponotus
Formica Lasius
Monomorium
Tetramorium
Prenolepis
Aphaenogaster
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Prenolepis imparis care tips
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Prenolepis imparis care tips

  • 1. I believe sugars; protein is for the brood to develop.

    2. It varies.

    3. I believe they like a somewhat moist nest.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town
Replies: 7
Views: 26

Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Definite myrmicine.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ants in Peterborough
Replies: 8
Views: 35

Re: Ants in Peterborough

Studies with Solenopsis invicta seem to indicate that monogyny and polygyny are branching evolutionary paths. It is only beneficial to be polygynous in areas with high colony density of their own species (where competition is too high to found a colony on your own). Monogynous strains do much bette...
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ants in Peterborough
Replies: 8
Views: 35

Re: Ants in Peterborough

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:47 am
Polygyny often does not occur unanimously within a species, and Tapinoma sessile is an example of this. They will be monogynous OR polygynous.
I believe this occurs with species density; like in a city they will be versus in their natural habitat they will be monogynous?