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by pvfsm1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Barbaricus hibernation experience
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Camponotus Barbaricus hibernation experience

I am a newbie too, so i just know what i read in the forums! I read that if they start being less active or if the larvae don't turn into pupae for too long then that is an indication that it is time to hibernate. I only have 5 workers (nurses) and 4-5 larvae, maybe also some hidden eggs. I have no ...
by pvfsm1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Barbaricus hibernation experience
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Camponotus Barbaricus hibernation experience

I am a total newbie here but my first queen (i caught her this summer) is also a camponotus barbaricus. I'm also trying to read all about this species, I've read people saying they can go without hibernation, others claiming they need 4 months at 5ºC. What i can tell you is this, the species exist i...
by pvfsm1
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Identifying Queen Ant 15th October Portugal
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Help Identifying Queen Ant 15th October Portugal

Yes I guess that regarding care it doesn't really matter what Messor species it is cause they all behave in a similar way and have similar diet, however I really want to know because I'm very curious about it. I've been digging for information and found this spanish website that shows the nuptial fl...
by pvfsm1
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Portugal-Lisbon 15-10, probably male
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Portugal-Lisbon 15-10, probably male

I was assuming that the ants you saw and the ones I saw could be from the same genus, because they are about the same size (the male ones) and had their nuptial flights in the same day, also near Lisbon, but i guess many different ant species and genus could be flying in the same day. I already post...
by pvfsm1
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Identifying Queen Ant 15th October Portugal
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Help Identifying Queen Ant 15th October Portugal

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNQlxixTpCOwU0pQ87_8ehxtQn4hUNLrqZ_vNIg/photo/AF1QipMLyO2KuqWO6YElhNvy8XtTsYVnRFlc2PRDGG3v?hl=pt-PT https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNQlxixTpCOwU0pQ87_8ehxtQn4hUNLrqZ_vNIg/photo/AF1QipP0Ec5P8Vw7FaNFYPvo1TRkcqQNpYZh5ZFpPFPt?hl=pt-PT https://photos.google.com...
by pvfsm1
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Portugal-Lisbon 15-10, probably male
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Portugal-Lisbon 15-10, probably male

Hello! I also saw those ants in the exact same day in Pero Pinheiro (also on the Lisbon outskirts). I am just a begginer here and I'm not sure at all but I believe they are males of the messor genus, I also saw many queens (not nearly as many as the males) and caught some. Now I have them in test tu...
by pvfsm1
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant (Queen+workers) Identification request
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Ant (Queen+workers) Identification request

Yes, I know. They are still too shy and rarely ever leave the formicarium to the outworld where i could take better photos. I moved them into the formicarium way too soon, and it's too big for them.. but now i don't want to move them back into a test tube. They are funny though, there is usually one...
by pvfsm1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: IDing Camponotus from Formica
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: IDing Camponotus from Formica

Thanks! Posts like this are great for me and others like me who are just starting! Where can I find more information of this kind? I want to start to be able to differentiate between genus. With this post I'm even more convinced that the ants I have are Camponotus. Now I only need to know which spec...
by pvfsm1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant (Queen+workers) Identification request
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Ant (Queen+workers) Identification request

The workers are aproximatelly 6mm. The queen was found at nightime around 11.00 pm. Don't know if this helps.
Now (1st Oct) I have 5 workers.
by pvfsm1
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant (Queen+workers) Identification request
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Ant (Queen+workers) Identification request

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOHtjpHwT8x9-gezPv0RKQuahhXKDtVvomA-VpifPJqDj94lTjHdKfZKDMi25Tu_Q/photo/AF1QipNDQZE_NiouZUbtp-FKefOF2Lxo-MFVZ7sve2Lv?key=SzFPc3N0LWZjb3hoSzZEQnVNRERET2FJbGpHQkh3&hl=pt-PT Hello! I would like help identifying this ant species or if that isn't possible with these ...