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RAGEOWL
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I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36102Post RAGEOWL
Sat May 19, 2018 1:39 pm

Hi guys I'm new to the forums and new to ant keeping :) just wondering where do you guys and gals order your test tubes from (I'll need some large ones I think) and I found my first queen the other day!!! Like I said I don't have any test tubes so I have her in a large (about a cereal bowl size) plexie glass container and I would like some help identifying her...I live in Oregon the Pacific northwest and I think she came from a very large ant colony they create large mounds from pine needles and other debris ( like 3 feet wide and a couple feet tall) the largest nest I've stumbled upon was the size of a small car)...so she is a large black ant that's about all I know i have lots of questions!!
1 c. modoc queen (found 5/11/18)
1 homo sapiens colony 1 queen 1 king 1 baby born 5/30/18
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/18/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)

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Batspiderfish
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Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36106Post Batspiderfish
Sat May 19, 2018 2:41 pm

You should take a picture. I just get my test tubes off ebay. Glass costs a little more, but it's worth it. AntsCanada sells them too.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Varanid
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Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36119Post Varanid
Sat May 19, 2018 11:10 pm

I ordered mine from lake Charles manufacturing.

https://www.lcmlab.com/Test_Tubes_s/129.htm

Really cheap got the pyrex ones, they also have plastic and borosilicate glass.

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mallonje
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Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36120Post mallonje
Sat May 19, 2018 11:34 pm

Welcome!

I'm rather new here too. So take my advice with a grain of salt.

Out of frustration I ordered my tubes form amazon. The seemed to have an ok selection that seemed to work.

As for identification; antweb.org.

Under the "Bioregion" tab select "Nearctic" - that'll give you every ant species in North America.
Founding:
1 P. Imparis queen caught 4/26/18
2 L. Umbratus caught 5/8/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/7/18 1st Eggs 5/17/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/17/18

RAGEOWL
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Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36130Post RAGEOWL
Sun May 20, 2018 3:35 am

Thank you everyone for the great advice I will post a pic of her soon :)
1 c. modoc queen (found 5/11/18)
1 homo sapiens colony 1 queen 1 king 1 baby born 5/30/18
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/18/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)

RAGEOWL
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Location: Oregon

Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36144Post RAGEOWL
Sun May 20, 2018 11:05 am

I can't seem to post pictures of my girl :(
1 c. modoc queen (found 5/11/18)
1 homo sapiens colony 1 queen 1 king 1 baby born 5/30/18
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/18/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)

RAGEOWL
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Location: Oregon

Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36146Post RAGEOWL
Sun May 20, 2018 11:25 am

http://s349.photobucket.com/user/RAGEOWL/library/?sort=3&page=1

Hopefully this link works...a few pics of her but now I'm not sure if it's actually a queen what if it is a large major....she didn't have wings when I found her
1 c. modoc queen (found 5/11/18)
1 homo sapiens colony 1 queen 1 king 1 baby born 5/30/18
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/18/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)

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Batspiderfish
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Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36151Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 20, 2018 2:57 pm

Camponotus modoc queen
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

RAGEOWL
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Re: I'm new/ test tubes/ ant identification

Post: # 36174Post RAGEOWL
Mon May 21, 2018 10:22 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Camponotus modoc queen
Thank you!!!!
1 c. modoc queen (found 5/11/18)
1 homo sapiens colony 1 queen 1 king 1 baby born 5/30/18
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/18/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)
1 c. Modoc queen ( found 6/19/18)

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