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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

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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Location: Detroit, MI

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

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