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by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hibernating Formica
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Hibernating Formica

Hello all- This will be my 1st attempt at overwintering ants. I'm in NW Ohio. I believe it is a Formica species. I don't really have a place to put them, so I wrapped black tape around the front of the test tube and placed it on a north facing windowsill. The windows weren't installed correctly, so ...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help identifying queen
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Need help identifying queen

Can anyone help identify these ants? Caught 3 of them today (1st pic), and found this nest (2nd pic) with similar queens and smaller males coming out with wings; I live in northern Ohio. http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q380/guerolindo72/IMG_1414_zpskgjnhhjf.jpg http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New family not eating
Replies: 3
Views: 102

New family not eating

Hello all. My queen that I caught at the beginning of August finally had 5 daughters that were born about a month ago. Since then I've put the test tube in a very basic outworld, however, they do not leave test tube. As a food tray, I use a lid of of a pill bottle and have placed honey, different me...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Could this be a Formica queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Could this be a Formica queen?

Does anyone know if this is a Formica queen? I found her trying to scurry along the pavement next to a flower garden right before a rain storm. As soon as I picked her up she started bending in half, messing with the tip of her abdomen. She did not have wings when I found her. I live in NW Ohio. htt...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?

Thank you for the input, I wasn't expecting this to happen all of the sudden, so I'm gonna make some upgrades to be more accommodating.
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?

To anyone out there I need some quick advice. A few weeks ago along the side of the shed there was a pile of bricks and there were some ants coming out so I started to move the bricks and it was a humongous ant colony. Today we built a compost pile next to the pile of bricks however, when I moved th...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?

To anyone out there I need some quick advice. A few weeks ago along the side of the shed there was a pile of bricks and there were some ants coming out so I started to move the bricks and it was a humongous ant colony. Today we built a compost pile next to the pile of bricks however, when I moved th...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun May 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Adding larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Adding larvae

I was planting flowers in a flower box about a month ago and she was in the dirt of the box.
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun May 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Adding larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Adding larvae

I found a wingless camponotus queen a few weeks ago and tubed her. She still has not laid any eggs. Does anyone know what would happen if I put larvae from another colony in with this queen? Do you think it would entice her to start laying her own, at the same time taking no care of the foreign larv...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat May 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ohio Camponotus queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Ohio Camponotus queen?

I did place a bit of honey in the tube a few days ago and she did gobble it up, I just don't know how many resources to give at this point, and should I change her out of the tube if it looks like it's getting contaminated from the food items.