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by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens to identify please (all have eggs)
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: 3 Queens to identify please (all have eggs)

Queen 3 better pictures:
https://imgur.com/a/68oiEuR
by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens to identify please (all have eggs)
Replies: 1
Views: 212

3 Queens to identify please (all have eggs)

Thank you to contributors. These three ants were found July 10 in Minnesota, USA. All queens were put into a test tube setup immediately and have since laid eggs. No identifying behavioral characteristics. Queens 1 and 2 were found near the same location hours apart. I’m hoping they are fertilized. ...
by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Identification needed please

Ok thank you. I’ve spent some time reading about this sp and it sounds like the queens are very sensitive to activity and are susceptible to eating the brood. Is this true? Is there anything else someone new to this should know that you can think of?
by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Identification needed please

I can try for a better picture. Does the care for the two species differ?
by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Identification needed please

Found this ant today (July 8) in Minnesota, USA. This ant is right around 10 mm long. She ran like a crazy thing until she found herself in a proper test tube setup, after just minutes she’s settled right down. So far she isn’t picking at the cotton. I found my first queen 6 weeks ago and have spent...
by Ajtaylor1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Alaskan Ant ID Request
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

AntsCanada YouTube has a video dedicated to camponotus ants. Use the google and it’ll come right up.
by Ajtaylor1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Male or female? Minnesota,USA (Very new to this)
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Male or female? Minnesota,USA (Very new to this)

I found this winged ant last night and am hoping after a 3-4 week drought on my queen searches I found one. I’m not sure if this is a male or female. I have it in a test tube setup but will release if not a queen. I am in Minnesota, USA. It is about 7-8 mm in length. Any help identifying is much app...
by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Ant Keeper needs help!
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: New Ant Keeper needs help!

Wow! Thank you for the help in both identifying and explaining what a social parasite is. Thanks so much.
by Ajtaylor1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Ant Keeper needs help!
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: New Ant Keeper needs help!

7mm or so long.