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by decaffeinatedpianist
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Oecophylla smaragdina
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Oecophylla smaragdina

My small colony (7 workers last count) has accepted a new queen that I placed in their foraging area. At first there was a small skirmish but then they settled down. The new queen has already moved her brood with the others, and I observed the workers feeding both queens. Here's a picture of them si...
by decaffeinatedpianist
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID of the queens I caught
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: ID of the queens I caught

They could also be Solenopsis invicta.
by decaffeinatedpianist
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Oecophylla smaragdina
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Oecophylla smaragdina

Thanks! About them being monogynous, I found this study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1440-6055.1998.tb01579.x which says that out of 73 mature colonies surveyed, 71% had more than one dealate queen, some even having as much as six queens or more. It also notes that this is the...
by decaffeinatedpianist
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Oecophylla smaragdina
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Oecophylla smaragdina

So I have two queens of the species, one with a worker and the other with just tons of eggs. I was trying to find articles about their care, and I stumbled across many saying that the colony size was limited to the size of their container. This would be great if it were true, so is it true? I have a...
by decaffeinatedpianist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I found a absolutely tiny queen can yall help ID
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: I found a absolutely tiny queen can yall help ID

Looks like Solenopsis molesta from the small size and since they're present in Arkansas, but I could be wrong.
by decaffeinatedpianist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen ant?
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: Is this a queen ant?

My queens laid eggs a day after I placed them in test tubes, but it sometimes takes longer.
by decaffeinatedpianist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Batangas City, CALABARZON, Philippines (June 9, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Batangas City, CALABARZON, Philippines (June 9, 2018)

According to your description, it's an Oecophylla smaragdina queen. I also caught one here in Muntinlupa.
by decaffeinatedpianist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID from Philippines
Replies: 2
Views: 4130

Re: Queen ID from Philippines

More pictures: Top - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ICqdw1ugAztDTe0hU7cy94D-9yPlgH9z/view?usp=sharing Bottom - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xSaNibj-kHOCDRFhmInIFsWmOP_92OWR/view?usp=sharing Side (with my thumb for reference) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u7ilYbz48owhYESRGg_S-MyoTJxz-oQf/v...
by decaffeinatedpianist
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID from Philippines
Replies: 2
Views: 4130

Queen ID from Philippines

The image is here (apologies for the bad quality): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lW8ht0fYXTiYah8mw7BPNZoH1-L2TTx5/view?usp=sharing It's been raining quite a while here in Manila, and I just caught four queens in my very first week. I was able to identify three except for the one above. It has a b...