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by 123LordOfAnts123
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What species is this queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: What species is this queen?

That’s certainly a male ant.
by 123LordOfAnts123
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hello! Would Rice work?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Hello! Would Rice work?

Pogonomyrmex badius queens are fully claustral, as opposed to the many semi-claustral species found in the west. As per a recent study, P. badius is unable to open seeds larger than 1mm in width. They do undoubtedly collect seeds much larger than this, but these are apparently stored until they natu...
by 123LordOfAnts123
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Could hypoponera be molygenous?
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Could hypoponera be molygenous?

No, polygyny often does not work in captivity, especially if the queens have already started colonies. It may work if they were caught and belonged to the same colony prior to mating, but it is likely to end in one or two dead queens if you introduce them now. Usually the only ants you can reliably...
by 123LordOfAnts123
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: wierd ant behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: wierd ant behavior

Sexuals may form a large part of the diet for a lot of ants during prime times of the year; whether scavenging spent males or dispatching live queens, the latter either found on the spot or even uncovered from their founding quarters. Here in Florida, I regularly observe Pogonomyrmex badius workers ...
by 123LordOfAnts123
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Honey water test tubes.
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Honey water test tubes.

Honey water ferments. After a point you're asking for trouble if you don't clean and replace it completely.
by 123LordOfAnts123
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pogonomyrmex badius fully-claustral?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Pogonomyrmex badius fully-claustral?

Almost all the seeds in a bird food mix are too large. A recent studies reported this species is unable to crack open seed larger than 1.5mm is width. They utilize germination to feed upon larger seeds, but the window for feeding on such is apparently small. Seed should always be available for colon...
by 123LordOfAnts123
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pogonomyrmex badius fully-claustral?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Pogonomyrmex badius fully-claustral?

They are fully claustral.