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muhilanirudh
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26274Post muhilanirudh
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:41 pm

When was the last time it rained and do you live in the city interior do you have any park or some patch of greenery near by.

If you have the queens get distracted easy my by all the lights in the city and for solenopsis you don't need any greenery they are very common they live in wall crack, pavement.etc

Wish you a good luck you will find a queen soon

And check near the lights in the park
KEPPER OF :-

POLYRACHIAS DIVES
ASIAN WEAVER ANT
CREMATOGASTER SP
SOLENOPSIS GEMINATE
PHIDOLE SP
CAMPONUTUS IRRITANS
CAMPONUTUS​ COMPRESSUS

FOUNDING :-
HUNCHBACK ANTS

doyouknowwhereyouare
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26279Post doyouknowwhereyouare
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:49 pm

FloridAnt wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Honestly you don't have to look for queen ants they find you it's all about patience, that is what I learned when a camponotus queen appeared in my bathroom :/
Exactly this. I waited patiently for almost a year before a Camponotus queen presented itself at eye level as I was walking out of the shower, towel-around-waist™. After watching many of the AntsCanada YouTube videos, I was ready with sterile test tubes and clean cotton balls.

She settled in quicky, and I discovered that she had lain a small cluster of eggs on day 7:
Image

A few more weeks in and she seems happy:
Image

Moral of the story: be prepared, be patient, and keep both eyes open!

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26287Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:22 pm

doyouknowwhereyouare wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:49 pm
FloridAnt wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Honestly you don't have to look for queen ants they find you it's all about patience, that is what I learned when a camponotus queen appeared in my bathroom :/
Exactly this. I waited patiently for almost a year before a Camponotus queen presented itself at eye level as I was walking out of the shower, towel-around-waist™. After watching many of the AntsCanada YouTube videos, I was ready with sterile test tubes and clean cotton balls.

She settled in quicky, and I discovered that she had lain a small cluster of eggs on day 7:
Image

A few more weeks in and she seems happy:
Image

Moral of the story: be prepared, be patient, and keep both eyes open!
Sorry to break it to you, but that's Tetramorium lol
Keeper of:
Camponotus Hyatti
Founding:
10x Lasius alienus queens

doyouknowwhereyouare
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26300Post doyouknowwhereyouare
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:05 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Sorry to break it to you, but that's Tetramorium lol
Are you sure? She has a distinct spike on her petiole.

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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26302Post Potato
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:09 pm

I just wait for queens. You eventually see one crawling on the ground, or maybe, if you're lucky, one landing on your table.
On hot days I carry a test tube in my pocket all day. This was after I found one and didn't have a test tube at that moment and it went horribely wrong.
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no ants yet

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Jadeninja9
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26308Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:20 pm

doyouknowwhereyouare wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:22 pm
Sorry to break it to you, but that's Tetramorium lol
Are you sure? She has a distinct spike on her petiole.
I'm sure. Camponotus are not segmented like that.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Hyatti
Founding:
10x Lasius alienus queens

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ACaseoftheMondays
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26312Post ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:30 pm

It is most definitely a Tetramorium, and one that looks very happy.
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

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ACaseoftheMondays
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26315Post ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:43 pm

ACaseoftheMondays wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:30 pm
It is most definitely a Tetramorium, and one that looks very happy.
Actually, the more I look, the more I think I'm wrong about that. Seems like too many eggs for a Camponotus, though?
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

doyouknowwhereyouare
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26340Post doyouknowwhereyouare
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:05 pm

ACaseoftheMondays wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:43 pm
ACaseoftheMondays wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:30 pm
It is most definitely a Tetramorium, and one that looks very happy.
Actually, the more I look, the more I think I'm wrong about that. Seems like too many eggs for a Camponotus, though?
I put two additional pictures at the top of this post: http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4071

Martialis
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Re: Newbie Conversation

Post: # 26350Post Martialis
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:13 pm

Here's an excellent place for test tubes.

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

They sell quite a few for cheap.
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Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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