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by CamponotusKing
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A Parasitic Queen Success
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: A Parasitic Queen Success

The workers I caught are also very, very small compared to the queen so even if they turned on her she could defend herself.
by CamponotusKing
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A Parasitic Queen Success
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: A Parasitic Queen Success

There are 6 workers and about 15-17 cocoons. I think you could have as little as 3 workers but going over 10 may not be a good idea. From observing the queen meeting the workers it looked like it was going best when she met with only 1 or 2 of the workers at a time.
by CamponotusKing
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A Parasitic Queen Success
Replies: 4
Views: 219

A Parasitic Queen Success

So where I live in Calgary, Alberta there is a spot along the Bow river known as Bowmont. This place runs along for about 2 or 3 kilometers beside the river, and it is full of ants. The main inhabitants of the park are Wood Ants or Mound Ants, species like Formica rufa and Formica ulkei. I was bikin...
by CamponotusKing
Sun May 20, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help identifying a queen from Calgary
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Help identifying a queen from Calgary

Camponotus is a very good beginner species to keep from what I have heard. It take a long time for the colony to become a good size. You have to be careful though once your colony has a foraging area or outworld because if the colony escapes it can do serious damage to your house. Make you put some ...
by CamponotusKing
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Are Wood Ants Polygamous?
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Are Wood Ants Polygamous?

In my area there are Wood Ant colonies everywhere. Does anyone know if they are polygamous, meaning they will accept more than a single queen?
by CamponotusKing
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Myrmica incompleta & Murmica sp.
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Myrmica incompleta & Murmica sp.

Thank you, I will keep this in mind during nuptial flight. Do you know when nuptial flight is for them?
Thanks for responding so quickly!
by CamponotusKing
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Myrmica incompleta & Murmica sp.
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Myrmica incompleta & Murmica sp.

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I am looking to catch Myrmica incompleta & Murmica sp. in the next 3 months during their nuptial flight, whenever that is. Could anyone tell where I could catch queens once nuptial flight begins and if someone could tell when their nuptial flight i...