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antnest8
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35395Post antnest8
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:05 pm

Prenolepis imparis
Size-medium
Claustral-fully
Queen Size- medium
Diet- honey, sugar water, worms, some plants sap, fruit
Care level- moderate to easy
Polygynous-yes
Aggressive-no
Natural nesting materials-dirt, woodchips, leaflitter
Colony size- medium to small (1,000-10,000)
Moister level-medium to high
Nuptial flights- first flyers and will fly from early march to late April.
Escape artists- no
Parasitic species-no
Polymorphic-no
Strong bite-no
Formic acid-none that affects humans
Sting-none
Special care- ants like the cooler weather so about 80 degrees at max down to 40 degrees and are very sensitive to distubences in the founding stage
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
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Location: South Dakota

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35420Post AntsDakota
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:29 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Prenolepis imparis
Size-medium
Claustral-fully
Queen Size- medium
Diet- honey, sugar water, worms, some plants sap, fruit
Care level- moderate to easy
Polygynous-yes
Aggressive-no
Natural nesting materials-dirt, woodchips, leaflitter
Colony size- medium to small (1,000-10,000)
Moister level-medium to high
Nuptial flights- first flyers and will fly from early march to late April.
Escape artists- no
Parasitic species-no
Polymorphic-no
Strong bite-no
Formic acid-none that affects humans
Sting-none
Special care- ants like the cooler weather so about 80 degrees at max down to 40 degrees and are very sensitive to distubences in the founding stage
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"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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Location: South Dakota

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35421Post AntsDakota
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:41 pm

Solenopsis (grease ants)
Size-extremely small
Queen size-small
Claustral-fully
Diet-insects, sugary foods
Care level-easy
Polygynous-yes
Aggressive-no
Natural nesting material-dirt
Colony size-a few thousand workers
Moisture level-medium
Nuptial flights-August-September
Escape artists-no
Parasitic-yes, will steal food and brood from colonies of different species
Common species-molesta
Polymorphic-no
Strong bite-no
Formic acid-no
Sting-yes, but can not usually penetrate human skin
Special care-can fit through very small micro holes, so care must be taken when making air or water holes
"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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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35426Post antnest8
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 pm

here is a thing you can copy and paste for faster typing
This is for single species
also why did you say grease ants and not fire ants?

Common name:
Species:
Genus:
Worker size:
Queen size:
Color:
Claustral:
Diet:
Polygynous:
Agressive:
Nesting material:
Colony size:
Growth Rate:
Sting:
Bite:
Acid:
Care Level:
Moisture level:
Nuptial Flights:
Rarity:
Escape Artists:
Special care:
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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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 36500Post antnest8
Tue May 29, 2018 4:58 pm

just a bump for anyone with information they want to share
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

TheRealAntMan
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 36508Post TheRealAntMan
Tue May 29, 2018 5:20 pm

Common name: Black Carpenter Ant
Species: Camponotus Pennslyvanicus
Genus: Camponotus
Worker size: Polymorphic
Queen size: About half an inch
Color: Black
Claustral: Fully
Diet: insects, sweets
Polygynous: Yes
Aggressive: no ( have been known to attack Lasius nests) https://bugguide.net/node/view/347869
Nesting material: Decaying wood
Colony size: 2200-5000 workers
Growth Rate: Slow for first few years
Sting: none
Bite: none
Acid: Formic acid not dangerous
Care Level: easy
Moisture level:30-40%
Nuptial Flights: April- late June
Rarity: common
Escape Artists: no
Special care: none
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
C. Pennsylvanicus

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antnest8
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 36514Post antnest8
Tue May 29, 2018 5:40 pm

i wish this topic could get pinned
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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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 36630Post antnest8
Thu May 31, 2018 5:19 pm

Common name: odorous house ants
Species: sessile
Genus: tapinoma
Worker size: 1.5mm
Queen size: 3-4mm
Color: black
Claustral: fully
Diet: meal worms, apples, sugar water (so far ;) )
Polygynous: extremely polygynous
Agressive: no
Nesting material: under rocks, acorns, under brush, in soil, in logs, in house
Colony size: 2,000-10,000 workers (not including supercolonies)
Growth Rate: fast
Sting:no
Bite:no
Acid:no
Care Level: medium
Moisture level: none specifice
Nuptial Flights: june -july
Rarity: common
Escape Artists:yes
Special care: none other than don't include open liquids because they are small and can drown.
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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