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by MaxGen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Strange Orange Ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Strange Orange Ant?

That looks like a velvet ant/Cow killer ant. It's not an ant, but rather a wasp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutillidae
by MaxGen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Some Questions, please answer. ty
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Some Questions, please answer. ty

I'm in Toronto. It's a little late for the Camponotus flights, but you may still find some. I found a male last night, which means some are still flying. I'd suggest looking around your house/neighborhood between 10 and 11pm. I have found the most at about 10:30pm. You can certainly start looking ea...
by MaxGen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A Parasitic Queen Success
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: A Parasitic Queen Success

Can you clarify how many workers and brood you collected for the queen?
by MaxGen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Outside food for ants?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Outside food for ants?

If you can't buy, wild feeders are your only option. People will say not to because of the risk of introducing parasites or disease. It's your only option though, so go for it.

You can setup a bright light, or even better a black light. If you have a bright light on your house, look around it.
by MaxGen
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius Sp.?
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Lasius Sp.?

I tried with 2 colonies this year. Total failure. The cocoons turned grey and never eclosed. I guess the queens were completely incapable of providing any care... Next year I'll try the chill method. http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasi...
by MaxGen
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help identifying a queen from Calgary
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Help identifying a queen from Calgary

It's a queen - Camponotus possibly
by MaxGen
Fri May 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help identify mystery queen
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Help identify mystery queen

Picture 1? I'm wondering if she is a little exhausted. It looks like her gaster has folded in a bit. The mystery queens gaster does look a little long and narrow, if that was the queen you were referring to. Neither are parasitic, they both have workers from their own eggs they laid this season with...
by MaxGen
Fri May 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help identify mystery queen
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Help identify mystery queen

Thanks Batspiderfish

I’ll see if I can get a better shot. It’s difficult when shooting through glass as the curvature of the tube distorts the shot. Hopefully it will all come together :)
by MaxGen
Thu May 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help identify mystery queen
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Help identify mystery queen

I caught a bunch of queens at the beginning of September 2017 last summer. I assumed they were all Lasius neoniger since that's what they all looked like at the time. They went into the fridge in October and I took them out in February, they subsequently all started laying. One of the queens looks q...