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by AntsRomania1999
Tue May 01, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: How to identify a particular specie from a genus ?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

How to identify a particular specie from a genus ?

Hello guys !

I was wondering, how to identify a particular specie from a genus ?
How can one distinguish a myrmica specie such as myrmica rubra or myrmica ruginodis
Queens looks the same! :(
Thanks in advance !
by AntsRomania1999
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica colony with only one egg
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Formica colony with only one egg

Hello guys !

Two weeks ago, I woke up my colony of formica cinerea
Two days later, the queen laid an egg
Two weeks have pased and no new eggs have been laid .
The colony has only two workers and a queen. :|
Do you have any advice or idea why she did not laid any new eggs?
Thank in advance!
by AntsRomania1999
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Solenopsis fugax is polygynous ?
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Solenopsis fugax is polygynous ?

Hello guys !

The winter is over and it's time to wake up my queens.
I have three solenopsis fugax queens, and I think to put two together in a test tube .
Will they work or kill each other?
Thanks in advance ! :)
by AntsRomania1999
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Hibernation

Hello guys!

I live in Europe, in Romania where winter is tough. I hibernate my ants in an unheated room at 13 degrees C [ 55 Fahrenheit]
I want to know if is good for my ants ?
I hibernate a formica colony , 2x lasius colonies, 2x lasius queens , 3x solenopsis fugax queen
Thanks in advance !
by AntsRomania1999
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation tips
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Hibernation tips

Hello guys !

I would like to know if I can hibernate my colonies of of formica lemani, lasius niger, lasius flavus queen, solenopsis fugax queens in the fridge
Knowing that ant species have different preferences you think they can hibernate together ?
In my fridge there are 6 degrees
by AntsRomania1999
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Flavus tips 2
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Lasius Flavus tips 2

Hello guys ! Yesterday I found two queen lasius flavus together under a stone. And in the box that kept them up to my home and in the test tube I put them in, they were taking care of each other. I read that it would be better to separate them, and now they behave strangely. They can die if I separa...
by AntsRomania1999
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Romania,Suceava 22.10.2017 queen ant ID
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Romania,Suceava 22.10.2017 queen ant ID

Hello !

I found them in a solenopsis fugax nest.
Because their gaster is yellow and legs the same, i say it's lasius flavus
But are there any other ideas?
by AntsRomania1999
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Romania,Suceava 22.10.2017 queen ant ID
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Romania,Suceava 22.10.2017 queen ant ID

Hello guys ! Today I found two queens of the genus lasius under a stone and they were together. I put them together in a test tube, and they started to help, but, I thought it better to separate them, after doing that, they tried crazy to escape from the test tube They have yellow legs [it does not ...
by AntsRomania1999
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius flavus Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Lasius flavus Tips

Hello guys !

Today I found two queen lasius flavus together under a stone,I put them together in a test tube and they take care of each other
Even so would it be better to separate them ?
by AntsRomania1999
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: About queen ants
Replies: 2
Views: 120

About queen ants

Hello guys ?
I have a question :

If you disturb too much a queen ant, she can die?