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by AntsSA
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Got another one , Species in South Africa?
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Got another one , Species in South Africa?

Hi I'm also from S.A.
Here's a video from my YouTube channel about the. Nuptial flight schedule.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rguc92lWgmY
by AntsSA
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium Queen; is it normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Tetramorium Queen; is it normal?

It is possible to take so long. When her nanitics arrive put some drinkingstraw through the cotton on the testube and put it in an outworld do the same for a clean tube and put it next to the old one. Make a paper cover for the new one and cover it whilst exposing the old one to a bright light be su...
by AntsSA
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment

Has anything happened yet die they kill each other or merge to form a larger colony
Can I see some photos?
by AntsSA
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Will she dig?
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Will she dig?

So I found this messor sp. Queen today. I already have 3 in a testubes and I wanted to try something different. So I cleaned out a tic tac container and put some soil in and moistened it so it will hold its form. I then put the queen in and covered Tue top with a piece of acrylic. I also made a cove...
by AntsSA
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment

I'm no expert but my first phiedole colony had 6 queens. Although it is a bit risky to merge the colonies. It can be done though. My suggestion is to put them together and monitor it closely. It they start killing each other then remove one of the colonies.
by AntsSA
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is it normal for a messor queen to pull cotton?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Is it normal for a messor queen to pull cotton?

I checked 2 times in 2 days to make sure she is fine but I will leave her alone now.
by AntsSA
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is it normal for a messor queen to pull cotton?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Is it normal for a messor queen to pull cotton?

I caught my second messor queen yesterday (The first escaped from her tube :cry: ) she is in a testbed for a day now and is still pulling cotton. Is it that the tube is too humid?
by AntsSA
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Are atopomyrmex fully claustrial or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Are atopomyrmex fully claustrial or not?

Hi all I found an atopomyrmex queen yesterday and she seems restless. Are they semi-claustrial?
by AntsSA
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 6mm large headed queen
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: 6mm large headed queen

Bump
by AntsSA
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 6mm large headed queen
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: 6mm large headed queen

Her abdomen is way to small for Pheidole. I don't think she is one