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by xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen-need ID...
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: New Queen-need ID...

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:24 pm
You just need to check the gena (cheeks) for hairs. C. nearcticus will have none.
Ok. Do you by chance know a website maybe where I could learn the names of the different parts of an Ant? Like the "gena" and "petolie"...im sure I spelled that wrong. I'm 29 and gotta know these things lol
by xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen-need ID...
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: New Queen-need ID...

Camponotus nearcticus or C. caryae . Just who I was hoping to comment...thx again Batspiderfish. I shall do some research and close inspection to determine which they are. [Update] After a brief look at some pictures on Antweb, I'm thinking Camponotus nearcticus . I won't know %100 till workers arr...
by xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen-need ID...
Replies: 5
Views: 24

New Queen-need ID...

Caught me 2 of these queens today. I'm hoping they are fertile. Found on the side of a pine tree around 4:45pm. Rained 2 days ago and sprinkled today. I would say moderately humid. They are both right at 9mm. I haven't looked myself (researched them) to see what they are but I'm thinking a Camponotu...
by xTNxANTMANx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Hunting grounds...
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Hunting grounds...

Are the sidewalks down the sides of the road? I've been walking this road behind my house that's not traveled that much with no luck just yet. I may try walking down the sidewalk by my house tomorrow. We had some good rain yesterday and tomorrow it's supposed to be like 80º so I'm hoping to get lucky.
by xTNxANTMANx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Hunting grounds...
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Hunting grounds...

So, I love u guess you would say in a rural area, sorta in town but also have all kinds of trees around and plenty of places for ants to be lurking. My question is, to hunt for queens, is my typical area ok or would it be better to venture away a bit to the country side were it's less touched by hum...
by xTNxANTMANx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!

WOW! For some reason I m ew it had to be a fly of some sort. I have been a "bug nerd" since I was a kid but I gotta say, that's crazy you had that many infected. Nasty flies!!!
by xTNxANTMANx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with an already established colony
Replies: 9
Views: 52

Re: Help with an already established colony

First off, if U put them in a tub, u will just leave them there pretty much. Cover the test tube and they will wonder and forage as they see fit and return to the test tube. With there being workers already that's what I would do. Or yes, a mini out world/test tube portal will work also. That's what...
by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Cale's Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony
Replies: 65
Views: 726

Re: Cale's Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony

Looks like Tapinoma sessile ... What's crazy is I actually have a colony of these little ants :-). At the same time, I have problems with wild ones entering my house every year. It's nice to know that I need to keep an eye out just in case something like this happens to one of my other colonies. Whe...
by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

For some reason it's saying one of my photos isn't found so I'm going to try and repost it. It's actually the better of the two picks in the previous post. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d8/KoreyLee18/20170418_193035_zpsksbbci4e.jpg Her brood pile has grown some since this picture was taken also ...
by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

:-) They are doing great! I have actually just finished them an out world last night. I have counted at least 8 pupae right now and once they start eclosing I will give them their new out world. It should be the perfect size for as many workers as there will be. I'm hoping to have at least 25 or mor...