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by Hocept
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: AHH, help please. First workers were not workers, but male alate? Is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: AHH, help please. First workers were not workers, but male alate? Is this normal?

Ah, a little disappointing as far as a future colony goes, but interesting none the less!

I will post updates on her and her offspring here, and keep them fed. Will be posting pictures soon^^
by Hocept
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: AHH, help please. First workers were not workers, but male alate? Is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

AHH, help please. First workers were not workers, but male alate? Is this normal?

So one of my solenopsis Invicta Queens had some rather large larva when I decided to take a peak to ensure no queens had died etc etc I found it odd, but paid no mind. Until her first "worker" arrived. It is a winged male alate. I originally believed queens did not start having queens and male alate...
by Hocept
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: She Always Looks Dead
Replies: 1
Views: 410

She Always Looks Dead

One of my brachymyrmex queens was caught with a slightly bent/curved abdomen, and when she isn't moving she looks like she is curled up dead in some positions. This always freaks me out haha, but then she moves around again and I realize my heart attack was for nothing. This just amuses me, so I tho...
by Hocept
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tiny ant ID needed
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Tiny ant ID needed

No problem and thank you as well!
How long will those be having their nuptial flights? And are the queens much larger than him?
by Hocept
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tiny ant ID needed
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Tiny ant ID needed

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by Hocept
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tiny ant ID needed
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Tiny ant ID needed

She was found today in my pool, Dallas area, I say "she" lightly as it could very well be a tiny male. However, I am not sure what the species is and either way I would love to know! The ant in question is 2-3mm in size, and nearly impossible to get a decent photo of RIP Appears to be red and black....
by Hocept
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Queen ID Needed

Thanks! Yeah I am in Plano! Trying to get better at identifying ants :'D but I have a long way to go.
And nice! Though I am pretty sure my parents would kill me if I spent money on ants, will probably stick to selling them and catching them myself.
by Hocept
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Queen ID Needed

I believe she is a phiedole? Maybe Solenopsis, both look very similar to me. She is about 7mm and was found today in the Dallas area, in my pool.

https://sta.sh/223r872jtaw1?edit=1
by Hocept
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen and Male(probably) Ant IDs Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Queen and Male(probably) Ant IDs Needed

Awesome! And I also just found this little one, only about 5-6mm and all black. I cant tell if it is a male or a female, and I don't have a clue as to its species, any help here? Again found in the Dallas area, in my pool.

https://sta.sh/27vr09wubne?edit=1
by Hocept
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen and Male(probably) Ant IDs Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Queen and Male(probably) Ant IDs Needed

Thanks! And oh gosh, apparently I have 12 fire ant queens then lol, will probably sell or release most of them I suppose. Are they terribly fast growing? And question about Brachymyrmex queens, do they nest with multiple queens?