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AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35312Post AntsDakota
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm

Paratrechina longicornis
Size-small
Queen size-medium
Diet-insects, sugary foods
Care level-easy, the easiest species AntsCanada's ever kept
Polygynous-yes, queens can mate with their siblings without genetically inbreeding
Aggressive-not toword people, afraid of AntsCanada's tweezers :lol:
Natural nesting material-dirt
Colony size-colonies can self perpetuate and live till the end of time, yet break into separate colonies
Moisture level-medium
Common species-self explanatory :lol:
Parasitic-no
Polymorphic-no
Strong bite-no
Formic acid-yes
Sting-no
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35324Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 am

Atta/Acromyrmex
Size-medium
Queen size-very large
Diet-fungi
Care level-medium, difficult to keep fungus gardens alive
Polygynous-Acromyrmex is, Atta is not
Aggressive-very, toward intruders, yet does not hunt
Natural nesting material-dirt and sand
Colony size-millions
Moisture level-medium
Common species-Atta texana, Atta mexicana, Acromyrmex versicolor
Parasitic species- none
Polymorphic-yes, minor, major, super major
Strong bite-yes
Formic acid-no
Sting-no
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35325Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:51 am

Crematogaster
Size-medium
Queen size-large
Diet-insects, sugary foods
Care level-medium
Polygynous-some species
Aggressive-fairly
Natural nesting material-dirt
Colony size-not very large, yet not small
Moisture level-low
Common species-cerasi, lineolata
Parasitic species-none
Polymorphic-no
Strong bite-fairly
Formic acid-yes
Sting-no
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35326Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:57 am

Pogonomyrmex
Size-medium/large
Queen size-large
Diet-seeds, insects, sugary foods
Care level-easy/medium
Polygynous-no
Aggressive-yes
Natural nesting material-dirt and sand
Colony size-10s of thousands of workers
Moisture level-very low
Common species-barbarus, occodentalis
Parasitic species- none
Polymorphic-no
Strong bite-yes
Formic acid-no
Sting-yes
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35327Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:04 pm

Myrmecosystus
Size-small
Queen size-large
Diet-insects, sugary foods
Care level-easy
Polygynous-no
Aggressive-will raid other nests of brood
Natural nesting material-dirt and sand
Colony size-a few thousand workers
Moisture level-very low
Common species-mimicus, mexicanus, depilis
Parasitic species-will raid other nests of brood
Polymorphic-partially, minor replete
Strong bite-no
Formic acid-no
Sting-no
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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antnest8
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Location: Detroit, MI

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35385Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:27 pm

Thank you for responding! These are great. sorry for me not responding but i work from the bottom up on the forums and with the limited time i have to look on them i haven't gotten here for a while
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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antnest8
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Location: Detroit, MI

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35386Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:28 pm

Formica Size-medium
Queen size-large
Diet-insects, sugary foods
Care level-easy
Polygynous-yes, highly
Aggressive-aggressive toward live prey, and when their nest is disturbed (Only about 10 workers disarmed and unlimbed a 1 in. cricket!) Natural nesting material-dirt
Colony size-up to a few thousand workers
Moisture level-low
Nuptial flights-June
Escape artists-no
Polymorphic-yes, minor, soldier, major
Strong bite-yes
Formic acid-yes Sting-no
Common species-argentea, fusca
Parasitic species-incerta, sanguia, obscuripes, rufa

here are your old ones that did not come out right
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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antnest8
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Location: Detroit, MI

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35387Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 pm

Camponotus Size-large
Queen size-extremely large
Diet-insects, sugary foods
Care level- easy
Polygynous- not with most species, but with some species that live extreme climates
Aggressive-when their nest is disturbed
Natural nesting material-wood and dirt
Colony size- up to 100,000 workers with some species, but usually 10,000 workers
Moister level-low
Nuptial flights-April-May
Escape artists-no
Common species- depends on region, but common species in
North America are pennsylvanicus, novaboracensis, herculeanus
Parasitic species-none
Polymorphic-yes, minor, soldier, major, super major, and some times replete
Strong bite-yes
Formic acid-yes
Sting-no

where did you get this information?
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

AntsDakota
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35388Post AntsDakota
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:32 pm

The internet, AntsCanada videos, personal experience.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35389Post AntsDakota
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:37 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Thank you for responding! These are great. sorry for me not responding but i work from the bottom up on the forums and with the limited time i have to look on them i haven't gotten here for a while
I completely understand. You must mange a lot of topics with that many posts!And we are exactly 300 posts apart!
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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