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by EarthStudent
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Iowa - 9-10-18
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Queen ID - Iowa - 9-10-18

Thanks guys. Nothing I can do with a parasite a the moment so she has been released.
by EarthStudent
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Iowa - 9-10-18
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Queen ID - Iowa - 9-10-18

OK so she is parasitic.
by EarthStudent
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen or something else?
Replies: 18
Views: 163

Re: Ant queen or something else?

I'm not an expert but it does not look like an ant to me certainly not a queen. If it is an ant, I would guess it's a male.
by EarthStudent
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Iowa - 9-10-18
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Queen ID - Iowa - 9-10-18

I found this queen crawling across the railing on my deck yesterday evening (9-10-18). She is about 6-7mm. I'm guessing Lasius? Her gaster is not all that big so I'm assuming parasitic? I thought Lasius interjectus but I found one of those earlier this year and it does not look the same to me. This ...
by EarthStudent
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants are dying Please HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Ants are dying Please HELP!

I see... well there's my problem. I'm starving them :cry: . I'm going to get them all foraging space and food ASAP. Good thing I have a 3D printer. Should have enough micro out worlds printed in a matter of hours.
by EarthStudent
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants are dying Please HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Ants are dying Please HELP!

I have several Camponotus queens (in separate test tubes ;) ) that have hatched out the first set of workers and they are all dying :o . I'm assuming the queen is killing them? I have two queens that I connected to a small (very tiny) "out worlds" when the first workers appeared so they have access ...
by EarthStudent
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Please - Iowa - 7-22-18
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Queen ID Please - Iowa - 7-22-18

cheetawolf wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:05 am
idk the ID but daang! thats a nice photo! what kind of micro lens did you use?
I'm using a cheap microscope off amazon.
by EarthStudent
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Please - Iowa - 7-22-18
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Queen ID Please - Iowa - 7-22-18

She was found crossing the road in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the afternoon today 7-22-18. She is around 11mm long. She still has one wing. I'm guessing Formica subsericea? http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Footbagger/Ant%20New%207-22-18%203.png http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Footbagger/An...
by EarthStudent
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Please
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Queen ID Please

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0778JPSXP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is the scope. Nothing special. The lights suck so I made my own LED light ring for it that is much better. The small screen is not great but when you hook it up to a TV or computer it gives a decent image. ...