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by NKantsalberta
Wed May 27, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Ant Keeper need help identifying queens in IN,USA
Replies: 13
Views: 136

Re: New Ant Keeper need help identifying queens in IN,USA

I found what I think is another Camponotus Subbarbatus today! She had two eggs with her and a potential worker. I got both eggs in the test tube but accidentally burst one trying to get them deeper in. Another Camponotus Subbarbatus? https://imgur.com/gallery/bIPVS8K Also all my queens have started...
by NKantsalberta
Sat May 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: 7 Queens caught after nuptial flights...
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: 7 Queens caught after nuptial flights...

Hi all, Quick question but quite important. After doing some landscaping in the garden over the last few weeks, I have caught 7 queens quite shallow in the ground just under the grass. Now I believe these are probably queens from last year that are just in their intial burial chamber. Now here’s my...
by NKantsalberta
Sat May 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Camponotus sp.

JaxonWhittaker wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:41 pm
I have caught 2 black carpenter ant queens, I want them to make a colony together, How do I make them meet and be nice?
Will be next to impossible. They may co-exist for awhile, but eventually one or both will be killed or severely injured in the process.
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Identifying Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Help Identifying Queen

I'm new to ant keeping and I found this Queen in Arizona on the eastern side of Maricopa County on the 21st at 10:00 pm, I don't have a macro lens so I just took a picture with a zoom lens from a distance so sorry for the bad image quality, if you could also tell me if its fully or semi claustral t...
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Ant Keeper need help identifying queens in IN,USA
Replies: 13
Views: 136

Re: New Ant Keeper need help identifying queens in IN,USA

Sad news about the other queens, but that is normal luck even with experienced keepers. Awesome on finding more however! the weather here has been quite unfavorable. The "Sp" is just a way to describe an unidentified species until it can be clarified, in case you weren't aware. The one you think may...
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 22, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Alberta nuptial flights
Replies: 19
Views: 3037

Re: Alberta nuptial flights

i know I'm kind of far away from Alberta but Mymica fly's in You sure of this? Haven’t seen any around. Anyway if anyone living in Alberta knows a good place to find Pogonomyrmex occidentalis that’d be awesome too. I’d love to keep this species. Long time coming response here, but you will most lik...
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: wingless black queen ant
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: wingless black queen ant

Your image didn't work so no way to know the species. some queens stress out very easily, and feeding her could have stressed her out, causing her to eat her eggs. I would remove any food, and just leave her be for a month. Check on her then and see if anything changes.
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New colony after nuptial flight - help
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: New colony after nuptial flight - help

Hi Emily! Chances are, any of those winged ants you caught directly by the nest are unfertilized. They need to fly out to mate with males from a different colony. From the amount you witnessed, it should not be hard to spot some wingless queens wandering your yard / neighbourhood. Now, for founding ...
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 22, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Alberta nuptial flights
Replies: 19
Views: 3037

Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Reviving this old thread!

The rainy cold weather has put a hold on the camponotus flights that usually happen around this time by my records.

With the warmer weather heading our way, I wouldn't be surprised to see some activity late Sunday.

Keep your eyes open and tubes handy :lol:
by NKantsalberta
Thu May 21, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant Behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Ant Behavior

Hello, we recently received harvester ants and they were busy digging tunnels for a week, but now they don't do much. Sometimes they bunch up together. I wonder if the dramatic decrease in activity is signaling something may be wrong, or perhaps once they feel they have dug the tunnels they become ...