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antnest8
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ant care sheets

Post: # 34804Post antnest8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:31 pm

Hi I've been wondering if we could have ant care sheets for different ant species like what formiculture does. i think this would be a great idea so people can look their to answer the questions they have. also our members are not always on so this will be a way so we can keep their knowledge even if they are not online.
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

AntsDakota
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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35132Post AntsDakota
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:43 pm

Lasius. Size-small. Queen size-large. Diet-insects, sugary foods. Care level-easy. Polygynous-uncertain Aggressive-depends on species. Natural nest material-dirt. Colony size-10,000 workers with some species. Moisture level-low. Nuptial flights-August-September Escape artists-no Common species-neoniger, niger, flavus, alienus, claviger, umbratus. Parasitic species-claviger, umbratus. Hope this helps! Expect more caresheets soon! (I'm sorry if this looks funny, but it's hard to put these into columns on my iPad. :oops:)
"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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Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35147Post antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm

Lasius. Size-small.
Queen size-large.
Diet-insects, sugary foods.
Care level-easy. Polygynous-uncertain Aggressive-depends on species.
Natural nest material-dirt. Colony size-10,000 workers with some species.
Moisture level-low.
Nuptial flights-August-September
Escape artists-no
Common species-neoniger, niger, flavus, alienus, claviger, umbratus.
Parasitic species-claviger, umbratus.
Hope this helps! Expect more caresheets soon! (I'm sorry if this looks funny, but it's hard to put these into columns on my iPad. :oops:)

is this better?(i just copied and pasted it :) )
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

AntsDakota
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Location: South Dakota

Re: ant care sheets

Post: # 35239Post AntsDakota
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:57 pm

Yes, thank you! :D
"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: # 35240Post AntsDakota
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:08 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
"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: # 35241Post AntsDakota
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:10 pm

I put each one in a seperate column, yet it still came out like this! :x :?
"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: # 35298Post AntsDakota
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:12 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
"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: # 35299Post AntsDakota
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:13 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Lasius. Size-small.
Queen size-large.
Diet-insects, sugary foods.
Care level-easy. Polygynous-uncertain Aggressive-depends on species.
Natural nest material-dirt. Colony size-10,000 workers with some species.
Moisture level-low.
Nuptial flights-August-September
Escape artists-no
Common species-neoniger, niger, flavus, alienus, claviger, umbratus.
Parasitic species-claviger, umbratus.
Hope this helps! Expect more caresheets soon! (I'm sorry if this looks funny, but it's hard to put these into columns on my iPad. :oops:)

is this better?(i just copied and pasted it :) )
How did you make columns like that?
"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: # 35309Post AntsDakota
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:54 pm

Pheidole
Size-small
Queen size- medium
Diet-insects, sugary materials
Care level-easy
Polygynous-yes, highly
Aggressive-yes, will attack prey ferociously
Natural nesting material-dirt
Colony size-tens of thousands of workers
Moisture level-low/medium
Nuptial flights-April
Escape artists-no
Common species-Pheidole is very common itself, yet most species are not common
Parasitic species-none
Polymorphic-yes, minors, super majors
Strong bite-super majors do but minors don't
Formic acid-no
Sting-no


Finally made columns! :D
"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: # 35310Post AntsDakota
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:06 pm

Solenopsis (Fire ants)
Size-medium
Queen size-medium/large
Diet-insects, sugary food
Care level-extremely difficult
Polygynous-no, will behead queens until they only have one
Aggressive-yes, one of the most aggressive ant species
Natural nesting material-dirt
Colony size-millions, with an exploding population
Moisture level-medium
Escape artists-yes, extremely
Common species-invicta, geminata
Parasitic species- brood-nap larvae from other nests
Polymorphic-yes, minor, soldier, major
Strong bite-yes
Formic acid-no
Sting-yes, sting that burns like fire and causes a red bump and irritation, and sometimes an allergic reaction; ninth most painful insects on earth
"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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