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by KSkuroooari
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: KSkuroooari's Camponotus laevigatus + modoc Journal
Replies: 27
Views: 509

Re: KSkuroooari's Camponotus laevigatus + modoc Journal

Just popping in for our bi-weekly update. Not much has happened over the last couple of weeks. No new eggs have been laid. No pupae have been eclosed. Queen #1 quietly stays with her three workers in their test tube taking care of the brood. Queen #2 guards the entrance of the tubing into the foragi...
by KSkuroooari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: The funny misadventures of ant hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: The funny misadventures of ant hunting

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:20 pm
When I went walking with my mom and captured a Jerusalem cricket thinking it was a cool type of Lasius species. Or when I caught two tiny Ceretina sp. bees (aka small carpenter bees) thinking they were of the Camponotus species.
😂 Sounds like something I would do.
by KSkuroooari
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 2051

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

So cool! I think I see three different castes, is that how many there are? The small dark ones are the nanitics, the slightly larger ones with a more thinner gold band are the workers, and the bigger ones with a wider gold band are the majors?
by KSkuroooari
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hi, New Mom & Son Newb Team
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Hi, New Mom & Son Newb Team

Happy to see another mommy & son team! "Yay" for our quality time together before they won't want to be around us anymore. 😂
by KSkuroooari
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID, Found in Seattle WA
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Queen ID, Found in Seattle WA

The curvature of the mesosoma only applies to workers. Another way you can tell the difference: the antennal sockets on Formica touch the edge of clypeus, whereas the sockets on Camponotus are higher up on the carina and not directly adjacent to the clypeus. Haha. Thank you. I had to Google most of...
by KSkuroooari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID, Found in Seattle WA
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: Queen ID, Found in Seattle WA

Certainly Formica, more specifically of the Formica fusca species group. Just because I have such a hard time distinguishing between the two, would you be able to tell me what makes it so 'certainly Formica' compared to a Camponotus ? Here is my C. modoc in comparison: http://i.imgur.com/gXWb7Le.jp...
by KSkuroooari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Orange very small queen
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Orange very small queen

AntsRule wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:12 pm
Yes, Solenopsis molesta :D
Yay!! 😁 Now, only if I could tell between Camponotus and Formica and Lasius. At first glance, I'll always automatically think a larger ant is Camponotus. 😂
by KSkuroooari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating ants with plants
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Hibernating ants with plants

What about the garage? It must at least have better insulation than the shed.
by KSkuroooari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Orange very small queen
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Orange very small queen

TippyDisc911 wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:57 pm
Hey anybody know what queen this is
location: Illinois
Size: 8 millimeters
Color: Orange

Image
Some type of Solenopsis? S. molesta?

I'm only guessing because I just read this, last night: http://blog.wildaboutants.com/2011/04/20/ant-of-the-week-thief-ants/.
by KSkuroooari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: KSkuroooari's Camponotus laevigatus + modoc Journal
Replies: 27
Views: 509

Re: KSkuroooari's Camponotus laevigatus + modoc Journal

Surprise, surprise. Today, Queen #2 moved her brood out from under the piece of wood and into the test tube. Not sure why she moved back in, maybe because she needed the humidity the test tube provides. I used the opportunity to take a "head count". We also found out that Queen #3's water supply has...