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Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:45 pm
by CatsnAnts
AHHHHH OMG! I FOUND ANOTHER QUEEN ANT! It’s about 5 mm long and I don’t know if it’s parasitic or not? Could somebody please identify??? Thanks! Also my Camponotus subbarbatus is settling in nicely!Image

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:52 pm
by Batspiderfish

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:37 pm
by CatsnAnts
Do you think I have any chance at raising it to form a colony? I know that it’s very unlikely... :roll:

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:48 pm
by Batspiderfish
My first pet colony was the (somewhat easier) Lasius umbratus. As long as you can provide workers for her, give it a shot.

Also, use a ruler when you are measuring the ants. ;)

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:05 am
by CatsnAnts
Will do, and thanks!

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 am
by Muhca4
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Muhca4 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Please help me with this one. I'm from europe Slovenia (southwest, border with croatia)
I need a quick anwser beacuse if it is a social parasite i would like to release her, she has bitten off her wings after 4 hours of having her though...
Pics here: http://imgur.com/gallery/TOPNs4P
Whatever that queen is, she isn't parasitic nor semi-claustral, so the normal test tube setup will be fine. Best to make your own ID threads, though.
I made my own thread but nobody is anwsering... Can you help me with the species please?

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am
by Batspiderfish
Muhca4 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:57 pm
Muhca4 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Please help me with this one. I'm from europe Slovenia (southwest, border with croatia)
I need a quick anwser beacuse if it is a social parasite i would like to release her, she has bitten off her wings after 4 hours of having her though...
Pics here: http://imgur.com/gallery/TOPNs4P
Whatever that queen is, she isn't parasitic nor semi-claustral, so the normal test tube setup will be fine. Best to make your own ID threads, though.
I made my own thread but nobody is anwsering... Can you help me with the species please?
I don't think we can tell what your queen is, exactly, from the pictures, but you can rest assured that setting her up in a test tube is the optimal care you can give her. You would also need to provide a measurement.

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 am
by Muhca4
Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am
Muhca4 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:57 pm

Whatever that queen is, she isn't parasitic nor semi-claustral, so the normal test tube setup will be fine. Best to make your own ID threads, though.
I made my own thread but nobody is anwsering... Can you help me with the species please?
I don't think we can tell what your queen is, exactly, from the pictures, but you can rest assured that setting her up in a test tube is the optimal care you can give her. You would also need to provide a measurement.
She is about 8mm long. The picture with mm is here: http://imgur.com/gallery/TOPNs4P
Can you tell me how you know she is not parasitic nor claustral?

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:17 am
by Batspiderfish
Muhca4 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 am
She is about 8mm long. The picture with mm is here: http://imgur.com/gallery/TOPNs4P
Can you tell me how you know she is not parasitic nor claustral?
Sorry. I wasn't paying attention to details in the photo other than the ant (better to include measurements in the text). She is claustral, which means she will need no special care until her workers eclose.

Semi-claustral and parasitic ants are almost always slimmer. I would recognize if she were either of those.

Re: HELP ID QUEEN ANT!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:37 am
by CatsnAnts
Is it okay for me to keep my Camponotus subbarbatus near a heat source, such as a lamp? (I have her well covered so she recieves no light). What is a temperature that you think is the maximum heat that a queen ant should have so I can avoid that.