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by ACaseoftheMondays
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: When to expect a response?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: When to expect a response?

GAN is very slow. It took a week for my last buyer's request to be passed on to me.
by ACaseoftheMondays
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Plaster of Paris in Ant Keeping
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Plaster of Paris in Ant Keeping

I've never used it myself, for the reasons you've listed. A grout and sand mixture seems a better option, and works the same way.
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 83
Views: 3048

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Hey, where has everyone been? Hopefully, you are all taking caring for queens you have successfully found this summer! I'd love to hear about what you guys have found so far, although I'm not sure if this would be the proper thread. Perhaps we should start a CO thread in the Community Hub board, see...
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colorado Lasius?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Colorado Lasius?

Oh, so it is a Lasius Flavus? Score! Thanks for taking the time.
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colorado Lasius?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: ID Request

Phoenix wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:02 am
Concurring With Lasius.
Thanks for the help.
Do you think it might be Neoniger? I'm not really sure how to distinguish between Lasius species, and I'm colorblind :/
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colorado Lasius?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Colorado Lasius?

Found a handful of these today. Unfortunately, they all still have their wings, so pics from above are obstructed. Approximately 10mm. Never found a Lasius before, and I'm assuming that is what this is. Any idea on the species? http://i.imgur.com/9l4dyOE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/9FGjLqN.jpg http://i.i...
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colorado Queens ID
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Colorado Queens ID

Are all of the Formica closups of the same queen? Since there is silvery pubescence on at least three gastral tergites, and the antennal scapes do not appear to be shorter than the length of the head (from the clypeus), then she would appear to be Formica argentea . The reddish queen is Lasius subu...
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Won't move
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Won't move

I attached my test tube with queen and workers to a hybrid nest, I checked on them a couple hours later and no move, a few more hours they started turning the formicarium into a trash pile, help on moving them in. What species of ant? How many workers does your colony have? Are you using light and ...
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please be a pheidole
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Please be a pheidole

AntsRule wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:34 pm
The bigger one is Pheidole sp.
YESSSSSSSSSSS thx a lot is she polygynous? Do you arggree with Solenopsis Molesta on the first one?
Smaller one is definitely Solenopsis Molesta. Congratulations on the great catches!
by ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colorado Queens ID
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Colorado Queens ID

Caught 2 different species today. The large dark one is definitely some type of Formica . Dark one is about 12mm, the red one is about 8-9mm. I would greatly appreciate any help identifying the species of either of these. I know Formica is hard to ID (at least for me), so if specific any pics would ...