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by Dinoff
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium Emergency!
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Tetramorium Emergency!

Hey guys, So water reservoir on my test tube shattered with my 2 tetramorium queens with 4 nanitics (long story to be told at the end). fortunately the glass only broke to the cotton ball water plug so the colony did not get smashed in the fall. all my other test tubes are occupied (its quite late n...
by Dinoff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 23
Views: 5015

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

I do not know much about ants but I am a food scientist so I hope someone finds this helpful. As far as organic (and other better for you products) goes you need to be extremely careful as organic, not only contains natural insecticides as someone mentioned, but also has zero microbial controls asid...
by Dinoff
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID please - 8mm, caught in Ohio on 6/30/18
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Queen ID please - 8mm, caught in Ohio on 6/30/18

Thanks for the post. Saved me the trouble of taking pictures of the two I caught yesterday.
by Dinoff
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Queen ID

Hi guys. Found this lady last night in a carpenter and sawdust pile on my deck. I thought she was one until I looked closer. She is about 8-9mm. https://imgur.com/a/ztPOWeD Also, I caught a lasius interjectus queen and after doing some research I am debating letting her go. Has anyone successfully r...
by Dinoff
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen, South of Hanover PA
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: New Queen, South of Hanover PA

Interesting, not argueing but I just read that they are found in north America. For interjectus, should I just release her? I found her a few feet from where I found the umbratus queen. The workers and brood that I thought were niger were from that site as well.
by Dinoff
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen, South of Hanover PA
Replies: 2
Views: 324

New Queen, South of Hanover PA

Hi everyone, I just caught this lovely lady this evening and she is not too happy with me trying to take pictures with enough light to see her. I live south of Hanover PA in Maryland. I only spotted her because she was on the side of my house. She is about 8-10 mm, could not get a pic of her with th...
by Dinoff
Wed May 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

Well crap. Not sure what i am looking for then as the other ants are what i believe to be Tetramorium and some other variety that is even smaller and harder to get on camera. I read though your guide on introducing brood and workers so I understand that concept. How should I care for her until I can...
by Dinoff
Wed May 23, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Identifying Workers for Lasius Umbratus Queen

I need help IDing these two ladies to see if they or their sisters in my backyard would be suitable for my Lasius Umbratus queen. Thanks My camera is pretty crap so please forgive the low quality. Worker 1 (colony is in my lawn next to my deck which gets afternoon sun) https://ibb.co/gVM1rT https://...
by Dinoff
Tue May 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First queen
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: First queen

Thanks for the ID. Will need to find some workers and brood for her then.
by Dinoff
Mon May 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First queen
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: First queen

Do you have any recommendations for getting a clearer picture of her without stressing her out?