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by EarthStudent
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants are dying Please HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 50

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: 50

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: 64

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: 64

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: 145

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. ...
by EarthStudent
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Iowa - 2pm on 6-30 - 12mm
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Queen ID - Iowa - 2pm on 6-30 - 12mm

Is she fully claustral? I'm guessing by the size of her gaster and thorax, she probably is?
by EarthStudent
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Iowa - 2pm on 6-30 - 12mm
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Queen ID - Iowa - 2pm on 6-30 - 12mm

I looked at some Flavus queen photos and Flavus seems to have a lighter color gaster than thorax which is the opposite of this queen. I'm guessing she must be something else?
by EarthStudent
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - Iowa - 2pm on 6-30 - 12mm
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Queen ID - Iowa - 2pm on 6-30 - 12mm

I found her walking across my driveway today (2pm 6-30-18) here in eastern Iowa. She's around 12mm long. I would guess Lasius? http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Footbagger/ID%20Queen%201.jpg http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Footbagger/ID%20Queen%202.jpg http://i816.photobucket.com/album...
by EarthStudent
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Please
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Queen ID Please

I found this girl walking across my driveway today (6-30-18) here in eastern Iowa. She's around 12mm long. She is very fast and was difficult to get clear pictures of her because she would rarely sit still under the light of the scope. I would guess Lasius? http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/Fo...