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by applepie
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica social parasite journal
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Formica social parasite journal

Thank You so much! I was able to find a nest of Formica Fusca in my backyard, and I dug up the top most layer and found some pupae. I was able to only get one though, but hopefully that should suffice. I placed the pupa in her test tube, and she instantly began to care care of it! after a few hours ...
by applepie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica social parasite journal
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Formica social parasite journal

Okay, so I just caught Formica obscuripes and I have no clue what to do. I have her In a test tube set up right now.

https://imgur.com/ogIROXb

That's a photo of her.
by applepie
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID 2 queens
Replies: 0
Views: 28

ID 2 queens

I found these 2 queens within the last couple days, and I was wondering what exact species they were. I'm pretty sure they are both formica of some kind, but I'm not sure. https://imgur.com/DJP7wm9 https://imgur.com/I6o1j2e I was also wondering if the one that is more dark in color is injured/less h...
by applepie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

I found about 10 Tetramorium Male alates on one of the windows of my house. I was wondering if this means a nuptial flight is going to happen soon. There is a thunderstorm where I live right now.
by applepie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Queen identification help
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Queen identification help

I'm pretty sure they fly from late May to July, at least where I live
by applepie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Queen identification help
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Queen identification help

I think that it is tetramorium, because they are having their nuptial flights now
by applepie
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

Thanks :D
I really want to be able to catch a lot of ants so I can be a GAN farmer
by applepie
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: About ants
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: About ants

I would strongly recommend taking the test tube and putting it in a dark space, like a closet and leaving her there. Try to check up on her as little as you can. I usually go 5 days to a week. If you disturb the queen to much there is a risk of her getting stressed out and eating her eggs.
by applepie
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

Ok, I have been looking in the morning but not super early, so i'll try that. Do you know around what time?
by applepie
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

What type of Formica? I thought Formica only flew in July.