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by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Catching Queens During Nuptial Flight

If you find a small pile of loose dirt you can dig it up about 4 to 6 inches deep. You can also find them at night where theres lights on all night mostly you will mostly find tetramorium queens and males tetramorium is one of my favorite species they are fast growing
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Food Coloring
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Food Coloring

Yes AntsCanada uses food coloring and it doesn't have any dangerous additives
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species ID and wing problem
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Species ID and wing problem

Sometimes queen ants will keep their wings till they die or they will remove them later in the founding stage. My camponotus Pennsylvanicus queen didin't take her wings off till she had her first pupae. There is still a chance she's not fertile most fertile camponotus Pennsylvanicus queens will lay ...
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colony in a Walnut
Replies: 10
Views: 52

Re: Colony in a Walnut

It is the acorn ant (Temnothorax longispinosus)
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species ID Queen not dropped wings before laying eggs!
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Species ID Queen not dropped wings before laying eggs!

Sometimes queens wont take off their wings she will either keep her wings till she dies or remove them once she gets settled in and has her larvae. My camponotus queen didin't take her wings off till she had her first pupae.
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is it an Odontomachus queen? Or worker? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU! please help me.
Replies: 7
Views: 15

Re: Is it an Odontomachus queen? Or worker? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU! please help me.

It would be good to put her in the Tupperware container so she can put her leftover food and feces out side of her chamber so it will prevent mold. It would be easier to clean up her trash if she puts her trash in the Tupperware
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is it an Odontomachus queen? Or worker? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU! please help me.
Replies: 7
Views: 15

Re: Is it an Odontomachus queen? Or worker? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU! please help me.

Leave her in the test tube till she has 20 workers or if the test tube gets to full of ants ts either a Odontomachus brunneus or a Odontomachus haematodus queen some queens can be polygynous but they would probably fight so dont mix the queens together.they eat insects while they are because they ar...
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen #2 Mankato, MN
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Queen #2 Mankato, MN

Its formica rufa a highly polygyonus ant
by Antsinohio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is it an Odontomachus queen? Or worker? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU! please help me.
Replies: 7
Views: 15

Re: Is it an Odontomachus queen? Or worker? THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU! please help me.

Ant 1 and 3 are queen ants the full name is
Odontomachus brunneus. I would keep ant 2 just to check if she lays eggs or not. She is thinner then the other two