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by UnrealSparks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queen and Workers ID, SW Louisiana
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Ant Queen and Workers ID, SW Louisiana

I'm guessing it's Camponotus castaneus. I've never seen this species here. Well, I've checked on another site (Antmaps.org) and it says Camponotus castaneus is actually present in Louisiana, so you should be right! :) About the food I've noticed with my colonies that the younger they are, the more ...
by UnrealSparks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony
Replies: 61
Views: 1218

Re: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony

From my experience with different colonies I'd recommend to try again next year, even with stuff the absolutely dislike. Once there'll be more members they'll be hungrier and will accept any kind of food more easily. My C. Barbaricus periodically consume: Dubia Roaches Crickets Protein Jelly Spiders...
by UnrealSparks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need Help Identifying Queen!
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: Need Help Identifying Queen!

Sorry, been busy with university too. I'm not used to Australian species at all, but in order to get an almost certain ID I'd wait for some workers to hatch. It would be much easier that way, even though it does look like Brachyponera sp. About all those queens, be careful not to get overwhelmed onc...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need Help Identifying Queen!
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: Need Help Identifying Queen!

No problem! ;) Here's a list of Ponera subspecies I've found in Queensland, Australia. Ponera clavicornis Ponera incerta Ponera leae Ponera selenophora Ponera swezeyi Ponera tenuis If you want to look up all available species in your region yourself you may want to use Antmaps.org, such a useful too...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: HELP FOUND BLACK ANT IN MID OCTOBER, DELAWARE
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: HELP FOUND BLACK ANT IN MID OCTOBER, DELAWARE

to me it looks abit tetramorium like but as above the pic is hard to make out the way she holds her gaster seems to fit see below https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/images/thumb/5/51/Fisher_%26_Cover_2007%2C_Key_Fig._38a.png/600px-Fisher_%26_Cover_2007%2C_Key_Fig._38a.png Very useful image! Unfortunately...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Messors attacking each other.
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Messors attacking each other.

Yeah, thinking about it, Messor is really sensitive towards vibrations. Whenever they feel some they go in panic mode. :lol:
Could that be another hypothesis?
by UnrealSparks
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony
Replies: 61
Views: 1218

Re: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony

That is so awesome. They look really cool. Hopefully, they are treating you nicely. To say nicely is an understatement. No escape attempts, low maintenance and whenever I stick my hands in their formicarium they don't even consider them as a threat! Just amazing! :D Wow they’re doing very well! Thi...
by UnrealSparks
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony
Replies: 61
Views: 1218

Re: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony

Here's my Camponotus Barbaricus colony getting ready for their second hibernation. Can't wait for next spring to come! :)
Hope yours will do this good next year! :D

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by UnrealSparks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: HELP FOUND BLACK ANT IN MID OCTOBER, DELAWARE
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: HELP FOUND BLACK ANT IN MID OCTOBER, DELAWARE

Sorry for taking this much time, I thought I had replied to your post, but I actually didn't... :( Unfortunately the picture is a bit too blurry in order to be able to tell all her traits. Could you try to take some more please? One thing that's pretty clear is her overall gaster shape though. I'll ...
by UnrealSparks
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queen and Workers ID, SW Louisiana
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Ant Queen and Workers ID, SW Louisiana

Definitely Camponotus sp., not sure about the sub-species though, since I'm not from the US. I'll have to dig some more.