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by AntsDakota
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: My First Nanitics!
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: My First Nanitics!

Congradulations!
by AntsDakota
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Social parasites in Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Social parasites in Texas

Attatexana wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:14 am
What social parasites are there in Texas?
According to Antmaps.org...

Aphaenogaster tennesseenis
Formica densiventris
Lasius interjectus
by AntsDakota
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant, hollysprings, mississippi,usa
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Queen ant, hollysprings, mississippi,usa

On that stinks! its literally the only thing I can find :cry: that's kind of what I thought though. Have any tips on finding an easy spp?? For a beginner like me Anything from the genera Camponotus (carpenter ants), Formica (field ants), Lasius (each species has its own common name), ant Tetramoriu...
by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius niger
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Lasius niger

Hey guys , where is the best place to look for lasius niger queen? There i live i see lots of ants around my town , if this will help i live in lithuania , thank you for answers :) The best place to look for any queen ant, regardless of species and location, is on a flat surface, whether that be on...
by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen Ant Question
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Queen Ant Question

My queen is setup in a test tube setup and is in the dark I have had her for about 3 days and I check Ed on her today and she is biting at the cotton ball that’s blocking her escape. Is there a reason she is doing this and is this a normal thing that they do? If not please tell me what I may be abl...
by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hey! I'm new. Anoka, MN area.
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Hey! I'm new. Anoka, MN area.

Hello! I was watching youtube last night, specifically Live PD (youtubes version of "Cops"). 3 Hours later: I landed on ant farming? Youtube has a weird way of showing you different things. The "related videos" side area is dangerous as it sucks you in to watch many different things and eventually ...
by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Camponotus nearcticus
Replies: 16
Views: 944

Re: Camponotus nearcticus

After observing some other Camponotus workers around, I found that my ants are still too large to be C. nearcticus (I found different ants that I'm almost certain are C. nearcticus). I am guessing C. modoc, yet I am still not sure. I was reading various Camponotus journals on Formiculture, and came...
by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Camponotus nearcticus
Replies: 16
Views: 944

Re: Camponotus nearcticus

I was going around my yard collecting various insects to feed the colony. One of the food items was a fly. Yet when I crushed it, I realized it was apparently pregnant. Several dozen maggots then began crawling out of the fly's body and out into the container I was keeping the corpses in. :shock:
by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Ant queen identification

AntTaco wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:28 pm
I just found this queen ant today and would like some help trying to figure out what species it is.
Ant Queen Image
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by AntsDakota
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Gummy Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Gummy Wings

2 days ago I caught two ants that were mating in a friends’ pool. I prefer to take insects that would die soon (like from drowning after the rigors of mating,) and attempt to nurse them to health rather than take fully healthy individuals from the environment. That said, I’ve found this ant caught ...