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by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

Ant Anatomy Head- Front section of which the mandibles and antennae are attached. Location of the eyes and brain. Thorax- Mid section. It is where the legs are attached. Abdomen- Back section. It contains the stomach, heart, intestine, excretory system, and ovaries. Petiole- The bridge between the ...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: The Database of Well Known Ant Species
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: The Database of Well Known Ant Species

Acromyrmex/Atta (leafcutter ants) Leafcutter ants are known for their unique diet of fungus, which they culture and grow. They feed their fungus with, as their name suggests, cut up leaves. Acromyrmex are generally polygynous, while Atta are not. However, both genera are polymorphic. They are usuall...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: The Database of Well Known Ant Species
Replies: 1
Views: 95

The Database of Well Known Ant Species

This is for newcomers who wish to become more acquainted with the ant species/genera which will commonly be talked of on their ant keeping journey.
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

Ant Keeping

Formicarium- Another name for an ant farm.

Test tube setup- A test tube partially filled with water, with a piece of cotton blocking of the water (yet it makes the cotton damp) and a chamber above that. This is the recommended method of founding a colony.
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

The Founding of a Colony Claustral cell- The small chamber in which a queen raises her colony. Fully Claustral- The queens of these species seal themselves off and live solely on their wing muscle stores until their first workers arrive. It is unnecessary to feed them during the founding process. S...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

The Ant Life Cycle/Reproduction Brood- Ant young. They are dependent on workers for survival and transportation. Egg- The first life stage which is laid by the queen. It is where the zygote cell develops into a larvae. Larvae- The wormlike stage in which the ant reaches full size. Comparable to the...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

Ant Colony Structure/Castes Queen- The queen is the most important member of an ant colony, due to the fact that she is the only member who lays eggs. Queens can be identified by their large abdomens (back section) and thoraxes (mid section). Most queens are noticeably larger than their workers. Po...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

Ant Taxonomy and Myrmecology Myrmecology- The study of ants. Taxonomy- Taxonomy is classifying organisms into specific categories (family, genus, species, etc.) to bring order to the chaos of so many common names in so many different languages for one organism. Levels of classification- Domain King...
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

The Ant Dictionary For Newcomers

I have created this topic in hopes of lessening confusion with vocabulary used by more advanced ant keepers to newcomers. I hope it is useful.
by AntsDakota
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Sponges work better than cotton for test tubes.

AGENTSCEPTILE wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:10 pm
So, how would we get this sponge? ( I assume this question is dumb, but, what kind of "Artificial Sponge" did you get? Only stuff we can find around here is dishwashing sponges XD :lol: )
That's what I mean. A lot of dish washing sponges are manufactured.