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by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!
Replies: 1
Views: 13

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: 39
Views: 1017

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: 3
Views: 34

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: 25

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?
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 35
Views: 543

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Polygamous refers to having multiple wives; polygynous refers to having multiple queens.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ants in Peterborough
Replies: 8
Views: 35

Re: Ants in Peterborough

They always do.

They start to disperse in May and are highly polygynous.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can i use outside Roaches to feed my ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 26

Re: Can i use outside Roaches to feed my ants?

Good luck removing the ants and taking the weed. Most have pretty large root systems.
by Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this crematogaster?
Replies: 9
Views: 50

Re: Is this crematogaster?

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:23 am
Crematogaster are from Myrmicinae, and so have two petiole nodes.
Wait.. whoops. I'd forgotten they had that stinger. I blame the fact that they use it for a brush rather than its purpose.