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by FrederickAnt
Sun May 24, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Is this a Queen?

This is a queen (quite certain) of the subfamily Psuedomyrmecines; Tetraponera, and it roughly looks like the Rufonigra species. (Arboreal ants, tall long set up is suggested; also these ants are semi-claustral meaning you must feed them insects and honey) ps: These ants aren't native to Hawaii so y...
by FrederickAnt
Sat May 23, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen ant or super major??
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Queen ant or super major??

I suggest searching for an 'image to link' converters, typically I use https://imgbb.com/ but you could use google drive, flickr, imgur etc.
by FrederickAnt
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics

Hi Hawkeye, does it speifically have to be cat food? I tried using the dog food and the queen doesn't budge, what other options are viable? (excluding insects and boiled eggs)
by FrederickAnt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics

Hi! Thanks for the quick reply, indeed will try to get my hands on tinned cat food once the epidemic is over :D
by FrederickAnt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics

I have a Pheidole Pieli queen and kept her captive for approx 5 months, as I caught her late October of last year (on the floor moving her wings around.) For the first 2 weeks of captivity, she laid no eggs and was pulling on the cotton, which I assume she was trying escape as she was housed in an A...
by FrederickAnt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen and worker I’d help
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Queen and worker I’d help

I believe there are the genus Solenopsis
by FrederickAnt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant found in Southern California. Please help identify.
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Queen ant found in Southern California. Please help identify.

HI again,

I don't seem to be able to open the folder as 'permission' is required, I suggest you attach a photo to a photo to url converter and just paste the URL here.
by FrederickAnt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Identification

Hey congrats,
You have caught a Lasius Niger, I also keep these and are quite easy to keep, just keep it in the dark often and give very little honey to her, and she will thrive. When nanitics arrive, I suggest feeding cricket legs, cockroaches and brown sugar, as my colony enjoys this,
by FrederickAnt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 Queens indentifications also some help.
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: 2 Queens indentifications also some help.

Hi there Sorry for late reply, but I believe the first queen is Pheidole spp. and the other is Formica or some other species, for hibernation just remember to keep it above 10ºC. Before hibernating, just remember to feed them regularly. But if they stopped eating and the queen has stopped laying egg...