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by AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What my Lasius queens dont' get is.......
Replies: 0
Views: 15

What my Lasius queens dont' get is.......

When I put 2 Lasius queens in a test tube together and they lay about 30 eggs in their first batch. What they don't get is that they don't have enough food stores to raise that much brood, so they end up eating them and the final product is about 5-10 nanitics. Although I saved my queens from this "...
by AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Larva gone??
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Larva gone??

Still, it does burn a lot of resources to raise 13 larvae. I think this might be for the better.
by AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium queens
Replies: 14
Views: 296

Re: Tetramorium queens

I brood boosted them with larvae from a mature colony. They were accepted, but they look huge compared to the workers. :o
by AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Planing a "Vivarium"
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Planing a "Vivarium"

I just know a lot more about ant species than creating natural habitats like that. :geek:
by AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica v.s camponotus
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Formica v.s camponotus

So I know i probably should know this by now but i still can't discern Formica queens from camponotus queens very well. the workers are easier to discern because of their movement and how jittery it is like as if they are moving in a video game that is really glitchy. The queens on the other hand t...
by AntsDakota
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Crematogaster problem
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Crematogaster problem

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:36 am
they might be to stressed out on you checking on them. crematogaster queens get stressed out very easy and it takes about 3 months (i think) from egg to worker.
3 months?! That's longer than Camponotus, and they're a lot smaller! I wonder why.
by AntsDakota
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A colony restored (AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen continued)
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: A colony restored (AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen continued)

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:25 pm
I doubt it's Lasius Neoniger as there flights run through September and October. Unless you caught it last year of course. But to be sure, you should get an ID confirmation.
Perhaps pallitarsis?
by AntsDakota
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A colony restored (AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen continued)
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: A colony restored (AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen continued)

I decided to reintroduce the queen into the colony. She was groomed instantly. I will keep the colony exposed to the light for a week. (Just in case)
by AntsDakota
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anyone have experience with Formica lasioides? (And a journal)
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Anyone have experience with Formica lasioides? (And a journal)

I recently acquired a small Formica lasoides colony from a friend with 1 worker. That was actually a result of a brood boost. She has 4 pupae, one of which is ready to hatch. I believe she ate her eggs before she was given to me, but I hope she lays more soon. Are they polygynous? Is there anything ...
by AntsDakota
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify this queen
Replies: 21
Views: 225

Re: Identify this queen

I think that's a Tetramorium sp. queen No definetly not. I did a little google search... possibly Monomorium algiricum? I'm not super gifted in ID's yet tho What is it that makes you say this is not a tetramorium? Trying to learn ;) For one thing, Tetramorium are always a lot bigger than Solenopsis...