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by averagebilly
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I need an I.D. for this queen
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: I need an I.D. for this queen

I've been looking at pictures of velvet ants, and none resemble what I've caught. Because of this, I'm going to keep it and hope it lays eggs.
by averagebilly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What type of ant do I have?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: What type of ant do I have?

Looks like lasius sp.
by averagebilly
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I need an I.D. for this queen
Replies: 3
Views: 188

I need an I.D. for this queen

This morning, I found a queen near a river. Once I caught her, I saw her weird colouration that I've never seen before. I don't even recognise the shape.

Pictures: http://imgur.com/gallery/Vrdi4
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Terrarium set up
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Terrarium set up

I don't think that camponotus ants can use that trick, but if you are worried, use suck tape or painters tape to round out the corners by applying layers on top of each other.
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Castaneus Help
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Camponotus Castaneus Help

If you are worried that they want to forage a lot, then you should use vinyl tubing to connect an outworld. If then nest entrance is too big, what I do is tape some cotton around the tubing.
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I'm nervous
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: I'm nervous

Even if they can climb 90 degree corners, depending on the size of the colony, they might not. also, if they can, I would recommend using duck tape or painters tape to make the corners rounded.
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What species is this queen?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: What species is this queen?

If this does turn out to actually be queen, I wonder if it's a new species.
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What species is this queen?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: What species is this queen?

I don't think that it's a male because I found it in a cholosteral chamber.
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Meat
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Meat

I've tried ham with a small colony before, and they couldn't consume even the tiny piece I gave them before it started rotting.
by averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Howdy from Toronto, Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Howdy from Toronto, Canada

I also just started this year. I have some camponotus and tetramorium colonies who only have their nanitics. I also have some lasius queen who almost have nanitics.