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by MaxGen
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help identifying a queen from Calgary
Replies: 7
Views: 57

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: 54

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: 54

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: 54

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...
by MaxGen
Tue May 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ontario Sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Ontario Sightings

The were flying on Monday the 30th in Toronto. Haven't seen any since
by MaxGen
Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What is your queen catching methodology?
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: What is your queen catching methodology?

For me, it's not so much where to look, but when. Know the time of year different species of ants fly so that you know what to look for. Know what time of day that species usually flies, and know what temperature they start their flights in. For Example, Tertamorium - beginning of July, 5:00am - 10:...
by MaxGen
Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: C. pennsylvanicus food suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 52

C. pennsylvanicus food suggestions

Can anyone recommend any favorite foods for C. pennsylvanicus? I've been feeding mine crickets and mealworms since the colony started last year. The don't seem to be excited about those food items anymore. I gave them some fresh killed superworms recently and they were super excited about it at firs...
by MaxGen
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

I'm trying to start a claviger colony this year myself. In September last year, I caught a load of Lasius neoniger and claviger queens. They were flying at the same time. All queens went into tubes and then into the fridge. In late February, I took out the neoniger queens and let them start laying e...
by MaxGen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: camponotus pennsylvanicus nuptial flight time?
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus nuptial flight time?

In my area, they often fly late afternoon and all evening.
by MaxGen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?

I watched the trailer video on Steam and decided to buy it. It's getting great reviews...