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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: 22

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: 14

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?
by ultraex2
Tue May 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Questions, questions
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Questions, questions

I think stumps/fallen logs with bark you can peel back is your best bet - I've found multiple L. alienus colonies behind the bark on stumps and that way you can get some workers + brood, too.
by ultraex2
Tue May 23, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queen is sick plz help
Replies: 8
Views: 34

Re: Queen is sick plz help

Unfortunately, some queens just die for no apparent reason and there isn't anything that can be done. You probably did everything right and the queen just wasn't going to live long no matter what.
by ultraex2
Fri May 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants Abandoning Test Tube
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Ants Abandoning Test Tube

Don't worry about it too much, just let them do their thing - they'll figure out where they want to stay and settle down.
by ultraex2
Thu May 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 57
Views: 1635

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

Since I can't edit my post - I got the 9 queens I caught on the 13th identified as Stenamma Brevicorne . I haven't found any journals of people trying to raise them, so we'll see what happens!
by ultraex2
Thu May 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [MOLD! What does it do to my ants?]
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: [MOLD! What does it do to my ants?]

As far as preventing mold: Make sure to clean up their garbage and keep their outworld ventilated. Stagnant, humid air will cause mold to grow. You can also get other bugs like springtails that eat mold and put them into the formicarium. For the ants, there are definitely specific types of mold that...
by ultraex2
Thu May 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying

If you get winter where you caught it then it will need to be hibernated - for example Florida probably not but farther north like New York, definitely. It will probably lay eggs 1-2 weeks after you catch it and it takes about 2 months to go from egg to worker. Not too sure on temperature, but if yo...
by ultraex2
Mon May 15, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How long to hatch?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: How long to hatch?

6 weeks is about the time it takes from egg to worker - the first round of workers takes longer 8-10 weeks.
Are you sure she isn't eating the eggs?
by ultraex2
Mon May 15, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 57
Views: 1635

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

Not sure what it is - but some kind of small aphaenogaster-looking ant flew over the weekend - I caught 9 of them. Working on getting pictures for an ID hopefully later today - will edit this post when I can get it ID'd.