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by Calamity
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I add workers in with caught queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Should I add workers in with caught queen?

Thank you. I didn't think it was a good idea but I had to ask. The one queen I have left seems to be doing ok. I'll just keep an eye on her every week or so. I guess I'll foster these workers for a few months and let them die naturally. My nephew might think these guys are cool on their own to study...
by Calamity
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I add workers in with caught queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Should I add workers in with caught queen?

I caught a lasius (not a parasite)queen about 4 days ago. There were two queens in roughly the same area. I was wanting with my nephew who couldn't wait and kept overturning g rocks before I could look. I caught the two queens but I don't know who is who. There were a few workers near each queen whe...
by Calamity
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

So I went back a day or so later and caught some of the workers that were under the same rock, the other rock seems empty but there were not a lot of workers to begin with there. They are in a jar. They are digging and have no queen. Should I put one of the Queens in with them? One looks like she pa...
by Calamity
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

So both of them were under a rock with workers and a bit of a colony. Does that mean they need to be fed? Or left alone? Still. Learning If they had workers they probably have used up most or all of their food stores. So yes, you should feed them. If you can, go back to the colony and collect what ...
by Calamity
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

Thank you for giving me so many places to start researching first!
by Calamity
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

I am concerned that this is a claviger. Should I go collect some of the colony if I can?
by Calamity
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

So both of them were under a rock with workers and a bit of a colony.
Does that mean they need to be fed? Or left alone? Still. Learning
by Calamity
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Lasius queens. Best to separate them soon as they will eventually fight to the death.
I just gave them each their very own test tube. Thank you so much for all your help. ^.^
by Calamity
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

Whoops.
Caught in NH today under two different rocks that were next to each other.

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by Calamity
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant and is is it a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 780

What kind of ant and is is it a queen?

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Are these Queens? If so what kind? Thank you!