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by core1331
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Queen ant identification

I caught a possible queen ant in Belgium on 30/6 and am wondering what species she is. I managed to take a good enough picture for an approximate ID. I tried it myself but I can't pin it down, not even on a family. The picture is in the link below, some extra I formation is included above and under ...
by core1331
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Myrmecina graminicola diet tips
Replies: 1
Views: 3413

Myrmecina graminicola diet tips

So I caught what looks like a Myrmecina graminicola queen in Belgium. She appears to be doing fine although she is very shy and very inactive. I figured out she is semi-claustral which means I should already be worried about her diet. I gave some yam and som cracked nuts as a start while she is in a...
by core1331
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: queen ant (ID?) or bee?
Replies: 1
Views: 359

queen ant (ID?) or bee?

Caught in Belgium at 21:00, near a park, 21°C, 59% humidity, 1.022mBar and 11km/hour wind from the North. with the last rain not longer than two days ago.


Pictures:
https://lasiusnigerants.blogspot.com/2019/06/queen-ant-or-bee.html
by core1331
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Lasius Brunneus
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Is this Lasius Brunneus

FourchonPK wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:46 pm
to me, that does look like a lasius brunneus but you should wait for other opinions good look with your ant colony :D
Thanks for your reply and good to you too :)
by core1331
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Lasius Brunneus
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Is this Lasius Brunneus

I have some pictures and information on this page and think it's Lasius Brunneus but I just wanted to be sure.
https://lasiusnigerants.blogspot.com/2019/06/unkown-queen-ant-caught.html
by core1331
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Giving Lasius Fuliginosus away
Replies: 1
Views: 3459

Giving Lasius Fuliginosus away

Hello there, I'm pretty new to antkeeping and so fat only have a Lasius Niger colony. I have another colony on the way of which the queen is yet to be identified and now I caught a Lasius Fuliginosus queen (self ID, was pretty obvious). The issue is that I can't find brood and at least one worker to...
by core1331
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant caught late at night in an elevator
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Queen ant caught late at night in an elevator

I caught a queen ant in an elevator late at night, I assume it was stuck in there so she might have flown hours before capture (~11pm). I caught her in the center of Leuven, a city in Belgium. Put her in a test tube setup and took some foto's which are linked below. Her size is comparable to a Lasiu...
by core1331
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird growth on ant head
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Weird growth on ant head

Looks like some fungus to me (try googling pandora formicae) Looks like some fungus to me (try googling pandora formicae) If I remember correctly, pandora sp. are transmitted through aphids. Unless you have aphids, or plants that have come in contact with aphids in your setup, or have even been fee...
by core1331
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird growth on ant head
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Weird growth on ant head

After the ants died the "blob of goo" stayed in place. Wouldn't mites leave the ant after it died?
by core1331
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird growth on ant head
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Weird growth on ant head

One of my ants has something weird on her head. I had something like this happen yesterday to another ant on her antennae and mouth. But this one is in a way worse condition. I took three videos of the last ant and three pictures of the first ant. Now I was wondering what it was and how I could prev...