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Post: # 15944Post Martialis
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:12 am

Batspiderfish wrote: I have tentative plans during the next North American anting season to try and show off some of the sophisticated adaptations of our local, "boring" ant genera, such as the enlarged Dufour's gland of raider Formica, which essentially lets them spread "fear gas" into the nests of the colonies that they raid. Also of interest might be the cultivation of fungi in the nests of Lasius umbratus, the generous cooperation between young Camponotus colonies and orphaned workers, the ceremonial ant wars of Tetramorium sp. E, and (of course) details about keeping our many social parasites. There are even scores of North American ants which nobody in the world has ever kept in captivity -- those seem much more interesting to me than importing somebody else's "boring" local ants.
Honestly can't wait to see these.. You might try something with winter ants, too.
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Re: AntsCanada YouTube Videos

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Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:54 pm

Martialis wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote: I have tentative plans during the next North American anting season to try and show off some of the sophisticated adaptations of our local, "boring" ant genera, such as the enlarged Dufour's gland of raider Formica, which essentially lets them spread "fear gas" into the nests of the colonies that they raid. Also of interest might be the cultivation of fungi in the nests of Lasius umbratus, the generous cooperation between young Camponotus colonies and orphaned workers, the ceremonial ant wars of Tetramorium sp. E, and (of course) details about keeping our many social parasites. There are even scores of North American ants which nobody in the world has ever kept in captivity -- those seem much more interesting to me than importing somebody else's "boring" local ants.
Honestly can't wait to see these.. You might try something with winter ants, too.
I've never seen a captive, mature Prenolepis imparis colony, and I've only found queens for the first time last year. I fear that I don't know enough about this species or how to keep them. I wonder if they are bothered by summer temperatures, since these ants nest deep underground in the wild.

A lot of people don't know this, but Prenolepis is mostly a tropical genus. Prenolepis imparis is somewhat unusual.
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Re: AntsCanada YouTube Videos

Post: # 15950Post Martialis
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:02 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Martialis wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote: I have tentative plans during the next North American anting season to try and show off some of the sophisticated adaptations of our local, "boring" ant genera, such as the enlarged Dufour's gland of raider Formica, which essentially lets them spread "fear gas" into the nests of the colonies that they raid. Also of interest might be the cultivation of fungi in the nests of Lasius umbratus, the generous cooperation between young Camponotus colonies and orphaned workers, the ceremonial ant wars of Tetramorium sp. E, and (of course) details about keeping our many social parasites. There are even scores of North American ants which nobody in the world has ever kept in captivity -- those seem much more interesting to me than importing somebody else's "boring" local ants.
Honestly can't wait to see these.. You might try something with winter ants, too.
I've never seen a captive, mature Prenolepis imparis colony, and I've only found queens for the first time last year. I fear that I don't know enough about this species or how to keep them. I wonder if they are bothered by summer temperatures, since these ants nest deep underground in the wild.

A lot of people don't know this, but Prenolepis is mostly a tropical genus. Prenolepis imparis is somewhat unusual.
Interesting. I've read they're polygonous and more so the further south in their range. I plan to catch some queens and test this.
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Re: AntsCanada YouTube Videos

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:10 pm

How come Mikey Bustos has not put on a YouTube video this Saturday what's going on
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:19 pm

Gavinthesheep1234567 wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:10 pm
How come Mikey Bustos has not put on a YouTube video this Saturday what's going on
busy schedules maybe.
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Post: # 28948Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:40 pm

Thanks for the quick reply if you get any news let me no
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Gavinthesheep1234567 wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:10 pm
How come Mikey Bustos has not put on a YouTube video this Saturday what's going on
Mikey has been traveling this weekend. I believe he is just getting back in Manila today.
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Re: AntsCanada YouTube Videos

Post: # 28981Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:35 am

Ya he posted it today
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Re: AntsCanada YouTube Videos

Post: # 28982Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:36 am

Thanks for the answer
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