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by Sinprex
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Advice on my First Outworld Please!!?
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Advice on my First Outworld Please!!?

Very cool! I like what you did with the straws to let them in and out of their test tubes. I am still waiting to see if my first colony even starts, so don't know if I qualify for advice though lol. Only thing I see, that is just a convenience thing, is using paper taped around the tubes. I just hav...
by Sinprex
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First ant catch, ever!
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: First ant catch, ever!

Why do you think she is unmated? If it's her wings, know that many queens will retain their wings through the entire founding process. Having them does not mean she hasn't mated. Yes that was why I was thinking so. I was under the impression that if they mated they would drop them within a few days...
by Sinprex
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First ant catch, ever!
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: First ant catch, ever!

Here are some clearer photos for everyone. At this point I do not think she is mated and am thinking about letting her go. She likely wont find a mate now, but better in nature then stuck in a tube right?

https://imgur.com/a/mzByHuK
by Sinprex
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First ant catch, ever!
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: First ant catch, ever!

That is good to hear!

I am learning how hard it is to not check up on her every 2 minutes haha. We will see how she is doing Monday.
by Sinprex
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First ant catch, ever!
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: First ant catch, ever!

Oh wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone. I am going to try and get some better photos of her on Monday. As I don't want to keep taking her out of her setup. out of the three suggestions Pogonomyrmex Rugosus looks the closest. She has those tiny hairs, similar coloration and eyes. I am fairly cer...
by Sinprex
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First ant catch, ever!
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

Re: First ant catch, ever!

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Measurements and Location please.
Phoenix, AZ. ~1.65 cm. in length.
by Sinprex
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First ant catch, ever!
Replies: 19
Views: 2694

First ant catch, ever!

Hello, I have been a long time follower of AntsCanada and have always wanted to try my hand at raising a colony. Unfortunately I have not had a lot of time to find a queen. Today, on my bedroom floor I found this guy/gal. It looks to be a queen to me, but I am far from an expert. Could someone tell ...