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by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

I have that same dream, except for C. lineolata or cerasi. Amd yes, I'm almost 100% sure she's Crematogaster laeviuscula.
by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony
Replies: 30
Views: 629

Re: AntsDakota's Ponera pennsylvanica colony

The last queen died. I guess I'll have to wait until nuptial flight. :cry:
by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen acting drunk
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Queen acting drunk

Darkhero0987 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 pm
She died in her test tube set up she didnt look like she was wounded at all it was vary weird
She probably wasn't mated.
by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: AntsDakota's Lasius flavus colony

I checked them early to put some root aphids in their test tube (I'll be putting fresh roots in weekly) and found a second worker! :) The first worker is very active, while the new worker is still mostly still, yet could still run around if needed, like the first worker used to be.
by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen acting drunk
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Queen acting drunk

So I caught a dealate today and it seems when I got home it looks like shes drunk walking around shes having a hard time walking and standing. I live in canada so I dont know if theres something that can make her act like that Perhaps her leg(s) were wounded. This is fine, as long as she can still ...
by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica social parasite journal
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Formica social parasite journal

applepie wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Okay, so I just caught Formica obscuripes and I have no clue what to do. I have her In a test tube set up right now.

https://imgur.com/ogIROXb

That's a photo of her.
Give her Formica pupae and maybe even some workers (newly eclosed ones are best).
by AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica social parasite journal
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Formica social parasite journal

I dug into the host nest and captured the majority of the colony, and killed their queen. :cry: I tried to move them into a hybrid nest, but the queen wedged herself underneath the glass. When I tried to free her, I accidentally punctured her thorax and most likely her heart, killing her. :cry: I fe...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica social parasite journal
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Formica social parasite journal

She is Formica obscuripes, I believe. I found the worker dead and then added 10 more from a different colony. They accepted her, so I don't need to worry about the pupae being unwrapped. Her leggs healed overnight.
by AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius flavus Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Lasius flavus Tips

L.Flavus often found colonies with multiple queens. However as soon as the first workers start to emerge the queens turn on each other which continues until one queen is left. (And this queen can still be mortally injured which results in the whole colony being doomed!). So do seperate them if you ...
by AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Question for Batspiderfish
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Question for Batspiderfish

Tried to look for a contact so I didn't have to make a thread to ask this lol. Is there a website or book you can recommend that will aid in the general identification of ants? Are you familiar with the AC Book and is there a lot of species in it? I guess I mean how to quickly tell the difference b...