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by Nathant
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Massachusetts Flight Sightings
Replies: 322
Views: 7968

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Small Tetramorium flight early this morning (went out at 5:00 AM and they were flying. The flight stopped at about 5:30.)
by Nathant
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Could hypoponera be molygenous?
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Could hypoponera be molygenous?

The correct term is polygynous.
by Nathant
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Prenolepis imparis
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Prenolepis imparis

I agree, I would give them an outworld. With my short experience with keeping ants, I already hate feeding my ants in test tubes as it is very messy, especially with liquids.
by Nathant
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: EMERGENCY PHARAOH QUEEN
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: EMERGENCY PHARAOH QUEEN

Not Pharaoh ants if you live in Oregon and found them outside. The invasive Monomorium pharaonis, the Pharaoh ant, can only survive in heated buildings in the USA. They might be Solenopsis molesta or a closely related species.
by Nathant
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Prenolepis imparis
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Prenolepis imparis

Great write-up of your progress. Mine seem to be doing well....only one queen, but six workers so far. Stressing about overcrowding seeing as the formicarium delivery is about 3 weeks out! :( Did you get any workers yet? Nope, I just checked today and there were still pupae for all of my queens (bu...
by Nathant
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Prenolepis imparis
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Prenolepis imparis

I would also like to add that Prenolepis imparis has been seldom kept in captivity- but most people find that they do best in 65-68 F temperatures, and shouldn't let them over 70 long-term. Again, they are seldom kept (until as of late) and that statistic might be able to be proven wrong, so don't r...
by Nathant
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus Queen? - Toronto June 11
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Camponotus Queen? - Toronto June 11

Is the queen uniformly black, or some red on the mesosoma/gaster? Better pics would be nice. :)
by Nathant
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify this ant
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Identify this ant

Lasius myops is not present in the USA, but once again more details are needed to make an accurate ID.
by Nathant
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 17.5 mm Queens ID
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: 17.5 mm Queens ID

Yes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus female alate.
by Nathant
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need Worker identified
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Need Worker identified

Thanks! Camponotus pennsylvanicus . Oh btw, do you have any suggestions on where to look for Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens or where they usually like to look for a place to found a nest? I can usually find a bunch of workers and major workers on my sidewalk and driveway but i have yet to see a q...