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by arroavantho
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Columbia, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 3 Queens Columbia, SC

Ok so I took another look at them yesterday (been trying to not bother them since they're Crematogaster ). Due to size & where I found them, I got it down to C. laeviuscula, C. ashmeadi, C. lineolata, and C. cerasi . Their dark colors eliminated the red colored C. laeviuscula , and the fact they fle...
by arroavantho
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Columbia, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 3 Queens Columbia, SC

Gotcha. I'll have to try that if/when they get nanitics. I'm trying to leave them alone right now since all of the advice online agrees that this genus should be given space early on so as not to stress the queen.
by arroavantho
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Columbia, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 3 Queens Columbia, SC

Alright as I figured. I take it there's no easy way to distinguish which species? Considering how similar species are, that wouldn't surprise me.
by arroavantho
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Columbia, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: 3 Queens Columbia, SC

If it helps, behaviorally they're fairly slow-moving. They are clumsy on the inside of the test tubes.
by arroavantho
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Columbia, SC
Replies: 6
Views: 273

3 Queens Columbia, SC

Lots of flights today after the rain came through. There were so many S. invicta queens running about today that I kinda ignored them entirely. These three queens though don't appear to be S. invicta . They do appear to possibly be the same species... Queens 1 & 2 were found very nearby each other, ...
by arroavantho
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Best ways to image?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Best ways to image?

Hey folks! I'm trying to get a better way to image ants than holding a magnifying glass in front of my iPhone camera. :lol: Sadly I don't have a ton of funds to dump into this so I'm trying to keep it under $40. My question is, would it be worthwhile to try a cheap digital microscope like https://ww...
by arroavantho
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ID Columbia SC
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Worker ID Columbia SC

Went for a walk today down by the river, they have a concrete walkway that goes through the woods. I did see some Solenopsis and Camponotus ants along the trail, but I saw tons and tons of this kind of black ant that I want identified. I'm not sure what it is... I figured Tetramorium at first but no...
by arroavantho
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Columbia SC
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Queen ID Columbia SC

Thanks y'all! Still haven't decided to kill her yet, might see if I can nab a queen of a different genus before winter hits in full. Gonna search the forums for some advice on finding them.
by arroavantho
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Columbia SC
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Queen ID Columbia SC

That's a neat idea, although I do not know how to do that! Where can I find info on making an insect collection?
by arroavantho
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Columbia SC
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Queen ID Columbia SC

Considering killing her if that's the case... I want ants, but I don't have the time or space to do fire ants. And I am not releasing an invasive species.