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by tencarnacion
Fri May 31, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Camponotus ID please!
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Another Camponotus ID please!

Caught her outside a restaurant, she seems to be all black with dark grey stripes https://imgur.com/a/mV8p05N Date caught: 5/18/19 Location: Reno, Nevada, USA dime next to her is ~17mm in diameter I didnt think she would lay eggs, because other queens I caught in the area were exposed to pesticide, ...
by tencarnacion
Thu May 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 223

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 tencarnacion
Thu May 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers

Im actually in a somewhat similar situation. Except, I got my camponotus queen through the GAN project here, and she had 9 workers. I guess I hibernated them incorrectly, as all 9 died, and she had eaten her eggs. I felt, and still feel awful about it. What temperature did you hibernate them at? I ...
by tencarnacion
Thu May 16, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Orange abdomen ant queen
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Orange abdomen ant queen

Im not seeing any pictures if they were posted
by tencarnacion
Thu May 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Keeping an established queen w/ out workers

Im actually in a somewhat similar situation. Except, I got my camponotus queen through the GAN project here, and she had 9 workers. I guess I hibernated them incorrectly, as all 9 died, and she had eaten her eggs. I felt, and still feel awful about it. I have started from scratch with her, gave her ...
by tencarnacion
Thu May 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Ant ID Please!
Replies: 1
Views: 54

New Ant ID Please!

Hello! My girlfriend was out trying to help some stray kitties (a mom and kittens) and came across a rather large ant. She caught it, but I believe it may be a major. Hopefully its a queen, she seems really excited! Caught: Reno, Nevada, USA May 15, 2019 About 18 mm length Pretty sure its a Camponot...
by tencarnacion
Mon May 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Help Please!

Theyre in separate tubes, just extremely angry at the cotton lol. I hope they calm down soon then, Ill try giving each some nutrition if it keeps up today. I really appreciate the advice!
by tencarnacion
Sun May 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Help Please!

Thank you! Im really excited. However, should I be concerned about how aggressively they are pulling at the cotton? They do not seem happy at all to be in test tubes
by tencarnacion
Sun May 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Help Please!

Sorry, I forgot to mention all the details.

Reno, Nevada
caught may 12, 2019
there are wing scars on both of them, and they were caught within a few feet from each other while outside gardening
by tencarnacion
Sun May 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Help Please!

Just caught 2 of the same kind of queen. I just want to know what type of camponotus they are, and they both seem to be very active...pulling at the cotton like crazy.

https://imgur.com/a/KYgOur5

Are they claustral, and do they need to be separate?