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by Tzakeran
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 271
Views: 2362

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Look under bricks, and flower pots too! If you're worried about spiders and scorpions, put on a pair of work/shop gloves (or just glove your strong hand), and I doubt anything will be able to bite/sting you. I've had good luck with bricks and pavers hiding new Queens under them. Happy hunting! P.S. ...
by Tzakeran
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 271
Views: 2362

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

From my limited experience and research, @Kherafox, ants seem to use multiple ques to determine when they have nuptial flights. Humidity is one, and I thought wind would be another. I've seen ant queens out on calm sunny days and even in a stiff breeze! Most of mine I have caught were either on warm...
by Tzakeran
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 271
Views: 2362

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Thanks guys, you are correct! I do have the option to try again. Trial and error, as for temp, I keep them in a room that isn't Air conditioned, and here in FL it's getting hot. Curiously, the socks I keep their tubes in are great at insulation. So the temp stays pretty consistent around the mid 80'...
by Tzakeran
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 271
Views: 2362

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Well, a sad news update. The queen of odomachus I recently caught is on her way up into the sky. It puzzles me. I put her in a clean test tube, sealed up the end with cotton, put her in a sock, and left her alone. This is the second time I've found a trapjaw queen and both have passed within 12 hour...
by Tzakeran
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 271
Views: 2362

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Howdy again everyone! I'm super glad to hear everyone having fun capturing and raising their new, and some of us established, colonies! I still have the two Camponotus species queens with me and while one has pupae the other sadly hasn't laid a single egg. She might be a lost cause, but I'll keep he...
by Tzakeran
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 271
Views: 2362

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Sad to read about your Lasius queen Campnotus, I've had a few just up and die on me shortly after capture and even a few weeks later for no apparent reason. Hence why I catch them ALL! Hahaha~ Kherafox, I've noticed before rain storms and after rain storms by about 12-6 hours, that I find ant queens...
by Tzakeran
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Black ant queens, Bozeman MT
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Black ant queens, Bozeman MT

Maybe even Tetramorium!
by Tzakeran
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New ant queen
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: New ant queen

Ah, ok, that makes sense. I was curious given the similar head shape, but vastly different sizes between some of the queens. Well, Cool! Now I have some future IDing to look forward to as the queens grow, and their brood comes forth! Thank you again! No problem keep us posted Ok, I'm thinking a For...
by Tzakeran
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Black ant queens, Bozeman MT
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Black ant queens, Bozeman MT

Did a little digging and now I'm bouncing between a Lasius species or a Brachymyrmex species. Ahhhh, I need to invest in a better camera! :lol:
by Tzakeran
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New ant queen
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: New ant queen

Ah, ok, that makes sense. I was curious given the similar head shape, but vastly different sizes between some of the queens. Well, Cool! Now I have some future IDing to look forward to as the queens grow, and their brood comes forth! Thank you again!