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by AntsDakota
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis

Does anyone know if these ants sting? I have seen tons of these wild colonies in my area and they seem like a good species to keep. Yes they sting. And it is somewhat painful ;) I have been stung several times by these girls. As you have deduced, they are a good species to keep though. I have a fou...
by AntsDakota
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis

Another interesting thing about this species is that South Dakota is part of their eastern range. They are one of the few species of Pogonomyrmex that live this far north.
by AntsDakota
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Queen Carpenter ants in NC
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Queen Carpenter ants in NC

I agree. I would think that it’s a little early for Camponotus to fly.
by AntsDakota
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Aphid Milking Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Aphid Milking Ants

I'm just wondering are there any specific species of ants that milk aphids? Or is it something common amongst a lot of different species? I seem to be having a hard time finding a clear answer with a Google search...most search result talk about the aphid more than the ants.. Any of them located in...
by AntsDakota
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Camponotus nearcticus
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Camponotus nearcticus

The temperature is climbing into the 40s here, therefore a few workers have began to awaken. Miraculously, the entire colony, brood included, has survived in my garage that day when it was around negative thirty degrees F :o.
by AntsDakota
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Trap Jaw Gamergates?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Trap Jaw Gamergates?

Thanks, ClashOwnBash! I also found this study http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.186.7671&rep=rep1&type=pdf It was actually done in the mid-90's! The study says that when Odontomachus Simillimus are orphaned, some of the younger workers will acquire strongly developed ovaries ...
by AntsDakota
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ants that won't outgrow their home
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Ants that won't outgrow their home

It depends on the potential size of the colony's species. Tetramorium can definitely outgrow their home very quickly.
by AntsDakota
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Are they lasius niger?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Are they lasius niger?

It really depends on location. If you are in Europe they are Lasius niger, and if you are in North America they are Lasius americanus.
by AntsDakota
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: New Queen

Hi, I'm new to this forum and caught a queen ant, but I can't tell what she is. I live around Houston, and she looks like a pogernomerex queen or acromermex queen. But I can't tell. Also since I'm new, I have no clue how to put pictures so you can see what she is! She has a black gaster, and a red ...