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by NYAnts11
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Let me see your setups.

my set up is 3d printed at the moment it looks like this: https://imgur.com/NvyR7FV https://imgur.com/CcUEd9T but next spring i will move one of my families to this mansion :D : https://imgur.com/11Dmg4u https://imgur.com/ewmP1T9 Your one imgur link says 11 damage for you are we playing some mom or...
by NYAnts11
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation tips & suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Hibernation tips & suggestions

Hi everybody! This is my first hibernation as an ant keeper so any tips or suggestions will be very well accepted. I'm currently keeping many colonies: - 2 Messor Barbarus (~150 workers & ~75 workers) - 2 Pheidole Pallidula (~100 workers & ~50 workers) - 2 Lasius Niger (~30 workers & ~20 workers) -...
by NYAnts11
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius what? Unknown
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Lasius what? Unknown

I mean technically they don’t need food because they are designed to be able to go through hibernation and founding a colony without food. Plus I’m sure getting ready to fly out of the nest involves stocking up on food supplies. But there is no harm in offering her a little food and sugar just in c...
by NYAnts11
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius what? Unknown
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Lasius what? Unknown

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Lasius is most easily and correctly IDed with workers.
I guess I will have to wait until after hibernation to find out, because she has not laid anything in the past month. I put her in mid 60's Fahrenheit to start prep-ing her for hibernation.


Thanks for the response guys! Much appreciated!
by NYAnts11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius what? Unknown
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Lasius what? Unknown

Here are the best shots of the teeth i can get and a side view. I caught her early Sept. And heard that she could be a neoniger or pallitarsis based on her teeth. Anyone help thru these photos. Shes yet to lay any eggs. So im thinking about hibernating her soon but should i feed her ornis she okay? ...
by NYAnts11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius Neoniger? Labor Day Queen?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Lasius Neoniger? Labor Day Queen?

Here are the best shots of the teeth i can get and a side view.
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by NYAnts11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Let me see your setups.

my set up is 3d printed at the moment it looks like this: https://imgur.com/NvyR7FV https://imgur.com/CcUEd9T but next spring i will move one of my families to this mansion :D : https://imgur.com/11Dmg4u https://imgur.com/ewmP1T9 Your one imgur link says 11 damage for you are we playing some mom or...
by NYAnts11
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Let me see your setups.

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Two of these portal setups with tetramorium immigrans

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I've also got a lasius neoniger that's looking to hibernate first before she lays.
by NYAnts11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York
Replies: 34
Views: 1916

Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

My guess based on the color, location and time frame its Lasius Flavus. Did you mention in the ID post where you were and when you saw them? Comparison picture to Lasius Flavus males and workers here.... https://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_ALW/0002/mx/Lasius_flavus,_workers_and_males,I_ALW204.jpg VER...
by NYAnts11
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York
Replies: 34
Views: 1916

Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

My guess based on the color, location and time frame its Lasius Flavus. Did you mention in the ID post where you were and when you saw them? Comparison picture to Lasius Flavus males and workers here.... https://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_ALW/0002/mx/Lasius_flavus,_workers_and_males,I_ALW204.jpg VERS...