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by Dotdispenser
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus Castaneus
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Camponotus Castaneus

Thanks for the info, man! But anything specifically about the Castaneus species in particular? I honestly am so determined to catch one that I might have a heart attack if I found one 😂😂.... so any help with finding one would be amazing!
by Dotdispenser
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found Queen, Fertile, ID needed (Possible Anomaly)
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Found Queen, Fertile, ID needed (Possible Anomaly)

I agree it looks like a crematogaster.

Could you give a general location of where you’re at (East Tennessee, for example), and a size measurement for the queen?
by Dotdispenser
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found Queen, Fertile, ID needed (Possible Anomaly)
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: Found Queen, Fertile, ID needed (Possible Anomaly)

You’ll have to go make an imgur.com account and post the pictures there. Then copy and paste the links onto here.
by Dotdispenser
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus Castaneus
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Camponotus Castaneus

Hey all! I live in East Tennessee and my dream ant species is Camponotus Castaneus. I do know that we have this species here locally. However, I’d like to know: 1) Where do they typically nest? I know they’re typically ground nesters, but do they nest under rocks, dig, etc.? 2) When’s the best time ...
by Dotdispenser
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen ant?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Is this a queen ant?

Couldn’t clarify the species, but most likely it is a male alate.
by Dotdispenser
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)

idahoantgirl wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:05 pm
antnest8 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:45 am
that's weird ant maps says their is no native species of tetramorium in most of the US
Ant maps is not complete nor necessarily accurate.
Be that as it may, Tetramorium as a whole is thought—by most entomologists—to have been transported to the U.S. from Europe.
by Dotdispenser
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Stressed Out Ants, Is It Too Late?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Stressed Out Ants, Is It Too Late?

Hey, man. I wouldn’t say the colony is too far gone. What you need to do is just make sure you set your straw near a source of water. The ants will leave and get water when they need it, and will share using their social stomachs. I’m the meantime, give the colony some time to breathe and recover. I...
by Dotdispenser
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Stressed Out Ants, Is It Too Late?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Stressed Out Ants, Is It Too Late?

Hey, man. I wouldn’t say the colony is too far gone. What you need to do is just make sure you set your straw near a source of water. The ants will leave and get water when they need it, and will share using their social stomachs. I’m the meantime, give the colony some time to breathe and recover. I...
by Dotdispenser
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: East Tennessee / SE Kentucky / West Carolinas /
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: East Tennessee / SE Kentucky / West Carolinas /

Still not any consistent 60s or 70s yet. However, it was 74 yesterday and I happened to see some male ants flying about. Probably Prenolepis imparis. Wasn’t lucky enough to catch a queen, though :cry:
by Dotdispenser
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: East Tennessee / SE Kentucky / West Carolinas /
Replies: 1
Views: 94

East Tennessee / SE Kentucky / West Carolinas /

I’m starting this thread for anyone in the East Tennessee, Southeastern Kentucky, Western Carolina, and Northern Alabama and Georgia areas.

Combined, our area is large and we can keep each other updated on our local species’ nuptial flights and predictions for nuptial flights.

Cheers!