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by Formicine
Fri May 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

A person where I work found a winged pogonomymex queen in north Reno. I thought those flew much later in the year. Otherwise, I'm having no luck finding queens above ground.
by Formicine
Tue May 08, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

What time of day did you spot her, and what kind of setting? Desert trail? Or more greenery? I've been looking, but I keep coming up empty handed.
by Formicine
Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: What time to find queens in the desert.
Replies: 0
Views: 35

What time to find queens in the desert.

I live near Reno, NV. Kind of a desert in most areas. So far the only time I've found a queen walking around has been at night. Otherwise I've only caught queens that were either digging their claustral chamber, or they were already dug in, and I had to dig them out. Generally, with desert species, ...
by Formicine
Sun May 06, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 2:26 pm
They probably would have barely been bothered by you checking on them in the winter since they would be so lethargic from the cold temperatures.
Like I said. It's not a mistake I'll make again.
by Formicine
Fri May 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).

Was dead set on not checking them throughout winter so I wouldn't mess anything up.
by Formicine
Wed May 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).
Replies: 5
Views: 85

My mistakes in ant keeping (so far).

I feel like this will just be a reiteration of what people have said in these forums before, but if this helps anyone it'll be worth it. So, my first big mistake was last year when I caught about 17 queens. I put them into plastic test tubes that I got for a super low price. I thought that I could l...
by Formicine
Wed May 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID this queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Help ID this queen?

Crematogaster cerasi Iridomyrmex purpureus The C. cerasi doesn't seem to be found in my state, and the color on mine is too dark I think. As for the Iridomyrmex, those are Australian ants, aren't they? After posting this queen in a few places, one person pointed out Crematogaster Nocturna, and that...
by Formicine
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID this queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Help ID this queen?

AntNoobster wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:28 am
Ochellatus Glaber maybe????
some type of iridomyrmex
I think both of those have too elongated gasters relative to this one.
Pretty sure she's some kind of crematogaster tho. Just not sure which one.
by Formicine
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help ID this queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Help ID this queen?

Sorry, she's 12 mm. My mistake.
by Formicine
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Nuptial flights in northwestern Nevada?

Nice!
I tried to get that crematogaster queen identified, but I think the first photos I posted were too low quality.
Here she is if you want a look. (Higher quality pics)
http://imgur.com/a/IPyokDs