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by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in kuwait
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Nuptial flights in kuwait

I looked all over the internet and I have not found any information about nuptial flights in Kuwait, I am looking for a formica colony, but others will do just fine, i'm a beginner to ant keeping and i would like to keep my first ant colony, thanks. I heard that Monomorium live in Kuwait. But I'm n...
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Natural wonders in the (Southern California) Garden
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Natural wonders in the (Southern California) Garden

Found this in my watering can after filling it up; found her wings in the spout end. Scale is in American inches. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sealevelrises.net/public/ants/c1/IMG_20190514_180828489.jpg https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sealevelrises.net/public/ants/c1/IMG_20190514_180840976...
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Injured queen
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Injured queen

loupgaroupgris wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Kind of a simple question but I found this queen at work but she is missing a antenna. Will she still be able to function like a normal queen or is she doomed? Can a queen recover from injuries like this?
She will be perfectly fine. People keep queens with one antenna all the time.
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Tripped over, literally, a carpenter ant colony with queen so now I'm here to learn!
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Tripped over, literally, a carpenter ant colony with queen so now I'm here to learn!

Howdy y'all! I've never had an real ant colony before. I've read up on the hobby from time to time but never had an opportunity to dive in. That has changed in a very serendipitous way! I've kept critters all my life, picking up the creepy crawlies as soon as I could walk. In my 30's now I am conte...
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Pennsylvania Ant ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

She's roughly half a centimeter long, caught around 3PM on May 22nd in western Pennsylvania. Any ideas what she is? (She does have wings; it's just hard to see them from this angle.) https://i.imgur.com/k8ArAot.jpg I would guess it is some sort of a wingless male or a wasp. The shape of the abdomen...
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants too cold| help?
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Ants too cold| help?

How do I set it up? Also they’re in plastic test tubes but I don’t think that will be effected at the heat it will be at. I have never bought them before, yet I would assume there is a plug in somewhere. Simply plug it into the outlet and wrap the cord around the area you want heated. (If it's more...
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

I figured it out! I believe it is Monomorium minimum after all. (That explains their polygynous behavior.)
by AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Need info and help
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Need info and help

Hi! recently I've captured a Black ant queen and put her in a test tube. 2-3 days later she started ripping out the cotton and after researching on the net, Was told that it was maybe due to stress so I've put in a darker environment with no interaction for her to calm down. Checking on her 3 days ...
by AntsDakota
Sun May 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: list of fully claustral, semi and parasitic?
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: list of fully claustral, semi and parasitic?

Is there a list of North American ant species stating which are fully claustral, semi claustral and parasitic? I don't know of any off hand, yet I do know the founding methods of some of the most common species and genera in North America. Genus Camponotus- fully claustral Lasius neoniger, american...
by AntsDakota
Sun May 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Formica Rufa Colony Foundation
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Formica Rufa Colony Foundation

Hey, for all the european ant keepers out there, I was wondering if I can introduce any species of Serviformica worker hosts (f. Fusca, f. Cunicularia, f. Rufibarbis) to my Formica Rufa queen that I caught today? I only have f. Rufibarbis and f. Cunicularia colonies around my house, no f. Fusca, an...