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by CatsnAnts
Mon May 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tapinoma sessile or Nylanderia sp. ? Jasper Indiana PLZ HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Tapinoma sessile or Nylanderia sp. ? Jasper Indiana PLZ HELP

Hey, I found his queen while I was cleaning up our patio. She was still winged, but couldn’t fly and was acting like a fertilized queen. She is 4 mm long and I’m pretty sure she isn’t tapinoma sessile, so could she be a Nylanderia sp. ? Here are some pictures, sorry that they aren’t very good, she’s...
by CatsnAnts
Sat May 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus queen Jasper Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Camponotus queen Jasper Indiana

I have a guess that they are Camponotus chromiades, I think, but I still want a second opinion!
by CatsnAnts
Sat May 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus queen Jasper Indiana
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Camponotus queen Jasper Indiana

Hey, I caught four of these queens. At first I thought hey were C. Pennsylvanicus, but then I saw the red tint and I am now really questioning what species they are. They are 15 mm long and I found them in rotting wood (although you probably already knew that). Here are some pictures: http://i.imgur...
by CatsnAnts
Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers

You can totally restart a colony that has lost its workers. It’s not a problem at all. I’ve done it many times with different species. They don’t forget how to lay eggs and take care of larva just because they lost their workers. You just need to feed the queen. Feed her sugar water and insects. I’...
by CatsnAnts
Thu May 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 176
Views: 21625

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

CHECK STICKS AND LOGS EVERYONE, by cracking open two sticks, I found three Camponotus subbarbatus queens and one Camponotus nearcticus queen! The three subbarbatus has just dug their founding chambers, while the nearcticus was with five other workers (of whom I couldn’t catch :? ).
by CatsnAnts
Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers

Okay, so I recently caught a Camponotus nearcticus queen, and she had 5 workers. The sad part is THAT I LITERALLY COULDN’T CATCH THE WORKERS FOR THE LIFE OF ME. So now I am left with just a camponotus queen. I was wondering if I fed her honey (which I did) and gave her a whole new test tube setup, ...
by CatsnAnts
Thu May 16, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers

Alright! Glad to know I’m not alone! I will attempt to raise her as a fully claustral queen and see if she makes it and starts the colony over again, because one person on another site kept saying it won’t work, and I just have a hard time believing that :? :lol:
by CatsnAnts
Wed May 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Keeping an established queen w/ out workers

Okay, so I recently caught a Camponotus nearcticus queen, and she had 5 workers. The sad part is THAT I LITERALLY COULDN’T CATCH THE WORKERS FOR THE LIFE OF ME. So now I am left with just a camponotus queen. I was wondering if I fed her honey (which I did) and gave her a whole new test tube setup, w...
by CatsnAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I FOUND A QUEEN, but I think it is Tapinoma sessile
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: I FOUND A QUEEN, but I think it is Tapinoma sessile

Last year, I was keeping them outside because my parents didn’t want them inside (I’m hoping this year is different), and the wind picked up the container I had them in during a storm and shattered all of the test tubes. :? Currently, I’m hiding them inside, they’ll never find out :lol: LOL! FOR SC...
by CatsnAnts
Wed May 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I FOUND A QUEEN, but I think it is Tapinoma sessile
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: I FOUND A QUEEN, but I think it is Tapinoma sessile

What happened to all your ants? Last year, I was keeping them outside because my parents didn’t want them inside (I’m hoping this year is different), and the wind picked up the container I had them in during a storm and shattered all of the test tubes. :? Currently, I’m hiding them inside, they’ll ...