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by PenguinAntKeeper
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Humidity problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: Humidity problem.

I have a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen in a test tube and she and the brood were doing fine until winter came and the heat had to be turned on making it quite dry. Now the brood is starting to dry up and I have been trying to find ways to increase the humidity as the water in the test tube isn't ...
by PenguinAntKeeper
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: ISO Ants in Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: ISO Ants in Alabama

Ok, sorry about that :oops:
by PenguinAntKeeper
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Prenolepis Imparis ants be black/dark brown?
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Can Prenolepis Imparis ants be black/dark brown?

Based on that I would guess Lasius sp. or Crematogaster sp. but I would wait for a more experienced person to identify them, like batspiderfish. Definitely not Prenolepis imparis if you caught her in September/August.
by PenguinAntKeeper
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible queen ant (not sure) found in the CA
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Possible queen ant (not sure) found in the CA

It's likely a different insect similar to a solitary wasp since its antennae are not elbowed, it's definitely not a(n) (queen) ant.
by PenguinAntKeeper
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: ISO Ants in Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: ISO Ants in Alabama

Someone else will inevitably reply this so I'll say it, Sale/Purchase of ants is not supported on the forum, it is only on the GAN page that you can make inquiries to buy/sell ants.
by PenguinAntKeeper
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tapinoma Melanocephalum Observations and Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Tapinoma Melanocephalum Observations and Questions

Tapinoma spp. are notoriously picky, try fruit flies (flightless) or other small soft bodied insects
by PenguinAntKeeper
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is formiculture down?
Replies: 30
Views: 1184

Re: Is formiculture down?

If its been down recently, if you have read Drew's (the owner) posts he has said he is doing maintenance and updates to the forum, hence it being down.
by PenguinAntKeeper
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with Ponera queen
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Need help with Ponera queen

Unless the mold grows in copious amounts (usually) then it should be fine
by PenguinAntKeeper
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odd Fire Ant Behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Odd Fire Ant Behavior

This could have worked if you separated the queens after they mated, but with no workers, but it likely would not have gone as well as catching an actual nuptial queen. :?