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by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Camponotus queens caught all died a strange death
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Camponotus queens caught all died a strange death

there are some species of flies that are parasites and well, you know, kill queens. It's disgusting and sad.
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with Lasius Niger
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Help with Lasius Niger

Ants will eventually get used to the light. Usually ant keepers want there ants in the dark because it is more natural for them but, also one you get your ants accustomed to light, you lose a valuable way of moving them out of a old setup via shining a light on them.
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify ants
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Identify ants

according to antmaps.org
There are no species of the Crematogaster genus that lives in Sweden.

Also as long as there are not a ton of ants in there then the ants are going to be nothing more than extra gecko food.
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1046
Views: 24582

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Mites will usually come because of poor colony health and poor conditions, large healthy colonies have less of a chance to get mites.
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: [Beginner, Australia] Advice for first species to start with
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: [Beginner, Australia] Advice for first species to start with

I would suggest a Pheidole sp..

These ants grow at a mild to fast rate, nest underground, they are potentially polygenous and they also have majors/supermajors. I think that's everything on your list.
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: [NA/WA]Locations for Stigmatomma
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: [NA/WA]Locations for Stigmatomma

There is only one species of stigmatomma native to Washington. AntWeb.org 's description "Amblyopone oregonensis is found in shaded, mixed coniferous forest, where it nests in large rotten logs. Colonies are polygynous and often rather diffusely distributed throughout the log. The principal prey app...
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ant queen shipments
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Ant queen shipments

ant queens can be shipped and do all the time but it is a really hard trip for the ant queens and some do die. Catching queens from the wild or buying through the GAN project is the best choice but, given your situation, there are tons of web sites that ship queens.
by antnest8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: is this tank good?(one queen myrmica rubra)
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: is this tank good?(one queen myrmica rubra)

I would say that that looks like an amazing tank. Though watch out on those corners by making sure you add lots of barrier there.
by antnest8
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Argentine ants
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Argentine ants

Argentine ants are some of the coolest ants in the world. The only sad thing is that their coolness is what makes them one of the most invasive species of ant that is slowly taking over much of the western united states and also Australia. If you want to know more you can check out AntAustralia's vi...