Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

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PestControlAntKeeper
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Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

Post: # 32895Post PestControlAntKeeper
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:01 pm

I live in the northern california area and really want to host this ant, but do not know very much about this ant, for not even many scientists know much about it, and the length of foraging has been suspected to be over a kilometer for one colony. No nests have been found with brood. They look mighty similar to the carpenter and and are heard to have similar fashions of living. Any help in the finding of the ants, any reproductive info and if they can even be hosted would be great!!!

Idahoantguy
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Re: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

Post: # 32901Post Idahoantguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am

PestControlAntKeeper wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:01 pm
I live in the northern california area and really want to host this ant, but do not know very much about this ant, for not even many scientists know much about it, and the length of foraging has been suspected to be over a kilometer for one colony. No nests have been found with brood. They look mighty similar to the carpenter and and are heard to have similar fashions of living. Any help in the finding of the ants, any reproductive info and if they can even be hosted would be great!!!
I don’t know much, but your English is awesome to read!
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

Dearth335
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Re: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

Post: # 32904Post Dearth335
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:10 pm

The C in California is not capitalised

also queens fly in late august to early October I have two.
Currently keeping
Camponotus sp.
Solenopsis molesta
Tetramorium caespitum
Pseudomyrmex pallidus (multi queen colony, mates in captivity)

PestControlAntKeeper
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Re: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

Post: # 32907Post PestControlAntKeeper
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:52 pm

Idahoantguy wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am
PestControlAntKeeper wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:01 pm
I live in the northern california area and really want to host this ant, but do not know very much about this ant, for not even many scientists know much about it, and the length of foraging has been suspected to be over a kilometer for one colony. No nests have been found with brood. They look mighty similar to the carpenter and and are heard to have similar fashions of living. Any help in the finding of the ants, any reproductive info and if they can even be hosted would be great!!!
I don’t know much, but your English is awesome to read!
I was getting curious about them after a couple of beers, sorry for the horrible grammar hahaha

Idahoantguy
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Location: Idaho

Re: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

Post: # 32926Post Idahoantguy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm

PestControlAntKeeper wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Idahoantguy wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am
PestControlAntKeeper wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:01 pm
I live in the northern california area and really want to host this ant, but do not know very much about this ant, for not even many scientists know much about it, and the length of foraging has been suspected to be over a kilometer for one colony. No nests have been found with brood. They look mighty similar to the carpenter and and are heard to have similar fashions of living. Any help in the finding of the ants, any reproductive info and if they can even be hosted would be great!!!
I don’t know much, but your English is awesome to read!
I was getting curious about them after a couple of beers, sorry for the horrible grammar hahaha
No no I thought it was awesome :)
Founding:
Tetramorium immigrans x1
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

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