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by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: what to do with eggs..
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: what to do with eggs..

Don't bother unless it's at least the same genus. Just leave your camponotus queens alone and let them do their thing.
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queen ate egg
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Queen ate egg

Hindsight is 20/20, but you really should have waited to move her until after the first pupae eclosed or attached the test tube and let her move on her own. As long as their is still pupae she should still be fine, but just remember to be patient!
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need input..
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Need input..

They most likely won't eclose in 2 weeks, and even if they did they would probably be fine for a week or 2 after they close without being fed.
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Why aren't my pupi hatching?
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Why aren't my pupi hatching?

2-3 weeks is normal - especially for camponotus. It can take up to 2.5 - 3 months for workers to eclose for camponotus.

You will be able to tell when they are a few days from eclosing because the pupae will darken and shrink a bit.
by ultraex2
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen needs ID - caught May 30 in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 271

Re: Queen needs ID - caught May 30 in New Brunswick, Canada

I agree with Martialis - this definitely looks like a formica ant and not camponotus. Not too sure on the exact species, though.
by ultraex2
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Looky what I caught in south texas!!
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Looky what I caught in south texas!!

Are you sure that's a queen? It looks a lot like a male ant due to the head being so tiny and gaster is small as well.
by ultraex2
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 61
Views: 2059

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

Yeah - a couple weeks ago I saw a lot of alate brood under rocks that had tetramorium so I bet we can expect their flights in the next few weeks.
Pennsylvanicus are still flying - I found one in my parents pool yesterday. (85 degrees and rained the day before).
by ultraex2
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Where to look?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Where to look?

Are there any woods around or do you know anyone that has a pool?
Rather than focusing on queens, make sure you keep track of where actual ant colonies are since they will eventually have nuptial flights.
by ultraex2
Wed May 24, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: could use some help identifying this queen
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: could use some help identifying this queen

Can you list location (state/city)?
Probably some type of camponotus.
by ultraex2
Tue May 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Cardiocondya journal
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Cardiocondya journal

Good luck!
It looks like this species isn't studied very much so it will be interesting to see how it works out.
Do you know if they're claustral or semi claustral?