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by tasched
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen caught in Hamilton, Ontario.
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Queen caught in Hamilton, Ontario.

Caught at roughly 10 PM after a rainstorm earlier in the day. She is about 10mm long. Her gastor almost has a striped appearance that I am having a hard time capturing. edit: Didn't notice until looking at my post, but she may be injured. :( https://image.ibb.co/fCNbq5/Saved_Image_20170622_234139_18...
by tasched
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 642

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I have one queen whose brood is developing very slowly, is it likely she wasn't fertilized?

None of them look anywhere close to their pupa stage.

Much larger than they were at their initial laying, but relative to the others have developed insanely slow.

One queen already has 6 workers.
by tasched
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 642

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I had found 3 of these queens a week and a half ago, slowly i had introduced them to each other and now they are all in a tube peacefully. I'll admit for the first 30 seconds it looked like they would nip at each other but that had quickly stopped. Fast forward 1 week and now they have started to l...
by tasched
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 642

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

Should I feed them anything in particular? Or just sugars and protein generally?

I was planning on trying to feed them some diluted honey on a tray/cotton swap soon.


Thanks for the help.
by tasched
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 642

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I have some great news, one of my queen has her first set of workers. https://s23.postimg.org/mxwfoszvf/2017-06-08_00.55.01.jpg Anyone have any tips on when to feed them, and where I might find more information on an optimal diet? I have heard that nanitics may not need to be fed, and was hoping som...
by tasched
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 642

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I was considering placing two together to see how it would work, but I am not experienced in ant keeping, and am worried about handling them wrong/too often and stressing them out as I have heard they may eat their own eggs/not lay eggs. They have all laid eggs, is it still safe to try and move one ...
by tasched
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 642

False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I have recently gotten into keeping ants and made a plan to try to catch queens on the first warm day of spring. I got lucky and caught 10 Prenolepis imparis queen! I have heard you can/should keep them cooler in general as opposed to other ants and that they may seem boring to some as they "don't d...