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by MaxGen
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Whats a good macro setup?
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Whats a good macro setup?

Been tempted to get a better camera for macro photos and videos. Not sure I want to get something as big as a 80D with large macro lens and ring flash though. On the other hand, I think I'd like something with a little more versatility than the Olympus TG-5 Anyone have a good macro setup they can re...
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius neoniger question
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Lasius neoniger question

I caught about 19 Lasius neoniger queens last week. I'm not expecting them to lay until the spring, so I've put half in the fridge already, planning to take them out at the end of January. The other half I still have out with my colonies. Should I be providing any food for these queens before they g...
by MaxGen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Double tube setup
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Double tube setup

Just be sure you haven't put the tape all the way around the tubes so that some air can get in the gap. I don't see anything wrong with keeping the tubes together. I'd love to hear form more experienced keepers about feeding before diapause. With some reptiles, it's better to stop feeding before dia...
by MaxGen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Camponotus Questions

Plugging the test tube up seems normal to me. They can control the humidity that way. My ants do it and they seem fine. Is it possible you are disturbing them too much checking on them? Maybe cover the tube with red acetate paper, tin foil, or paper towel to give them more privacy. My Camponotus are...
by MaxGen
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Crematogaster cerasi
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

It's too bad there is no reputation system. Thanks for the responses as always.
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada

My friend and I caught ours around 7:00pm
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada

Lots of species are flying in Toronto this week. Not great pictures, but those look like Lasius neoniger. I caught 19 on Tuesday

So far this week I have seen:
  • Lasius claviger
  • Lasius neoniger
  • Solenopsis molesta
  • Lasius cp. murphyi
  • Crematogaster sp.
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Crematogaster cerasi
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger. Caught in Toronto on Sept 14 Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine Length: 8mm Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety. https://i.imgur.com/NzMVQfc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HKgl8Od.jpg
by MaxGen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?

I really think this is Lasius niger.

I've been searching the internet and found mention of an established population of L. niger in Quebec, which is where they were found.

The other Lasius pictures I have seen for North America seem to be browner or yellowish.
by MaxGen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?

I caught several queens in Montreal Canada at the end of July, July 23. Now that the workers are out, they seems to be the size and shape of Lasius workers, about half the size of my other queens that I'm pretty sure are Formica Subserecia. The workers are about 3mm and the queen is about 9mm, maybe...