Search found 6 matches

by Ginnysants
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica Rufa progress
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Formica Rufa progress 4/10/18

The colony that was growing the quickest was foraging on a daily basis, inspecting the walls of the 10 by 10cm container outworld I gave them, so I decided it was time for an upgrade. I bought a glass fishtank and some ferns and a little bonsai. They are forest ants after all. Using some potting mix...
by Ginnysants
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)
Replies: 57
Views: 8238

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Some kind of myrmica (I think?) Flying in the Netherlands today.
https://imgur.com/gallery/e5iketX
by Ginnysants
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)
Replies: 57
Views: 8238

Re: Nuptial Flights Europe (Eurasia)

Thorond0r wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Lasius flavus flying right now in the netherlands
Crap, I missed them again. There's a flavus nest in my back garden that didn't fly yet as far as I know so fingers crossed for a second flight this year.
by Ginnysants
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant species ID
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Ant species ID

I caught two queens earlier this year ant they both have about a dozen and a half of workers. Id like to merge the colonies but I have no clue what kind of ants these are. I caught them in the Netherlands. I caught them late April (counted at least 2 giant nuptial flights at my work during late Apri...
by Ginnysants
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica Rufa progress
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Formica Rufa progress

Picture of f.rufa and f.fusca workers tending to brood:
http://imgur.com/gallery/KKy57FD
by Ginnysants
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica Rufa progress
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Formica Rufa progress

Being from a boring part of tempetate Europe and not liking the idea of buying imported ants there's not a lot of 'big' ants around. When I ran across some huge ant queens in the forest I was overjoyed only to find out they were Formica rufa (or a very closely related species) when I got home bummed...