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by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: New to ant keeping in Rhode Island!
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: New to ant keeping in Rhode Island!

Hello and welcome I would recommend tetremorium, they are fast growing and easy to find in the late to midsummer months. by the time hibernation comes along you should have 15-45 minuets. If you don't want to wait that long (like most people) you can look in late april to late june for camponotus. t...
by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Winter Ant Nuptial!!??
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Winter Ant Nuptial!!??

so last year how i found the nuptial flight is I found the nest of a colony before hand (it should be easy since they're the only ants active). then I watched them on every day above 60 degree's Fahrenheit. you should days before see males near the entrance and even running around it a bit.
by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Myrmica rubra - European Fire Ant Care
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Myrmica rubra - European Fire Ant Care

I would try multiple queens, I tried twice with single queens, both failed.
by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 180
Views: 23702

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

I found a queen, I didn't pick her up because she is a lasius umbratus, but still nice to see it's queen weather again.
by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal
Replies: 19
Views: 1566

Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

The Red Dragons
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They might not have pupae but their larvae are growing quickly.
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their set-up
by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

The Black Yetis
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Their outworld

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There now healthy brood pile (2 New Pupae!!)
by antnest8
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

here they are now! The Saxons https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/33611399458_e9234b4e62_k.jpg A worker just looking around https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/32546071717_ad4a762a5d_k.jpg here is there VERY healthy brood pile the larvae in the center (the big one) is actually making a cocoon though...
by antnest8
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Arizona Found 2 Queen ants need help with Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Arizona Found 2 Queen ants need help with Identification

I mean it is Arizona. I don't know when they fly but some species (solinopsis mainly) fly year round.
by antnest8
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form

I mean technically most ants do eat mainly liquid protein in the form of hemolymph (insect-blood). some stages of larvae are able to digest solids but most ants live off of liquids.
by antnest8
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal
Replies: 14
Views: 1119

Re: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal

if you don't put the cotton on tightly enough they don't even need to chew it, they just are strong enough to push it.