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by Abyss013
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: ID Help

If the Lasius workers were dragging the parasitic queens into the nest than this is exactly what the queen wanted. Whether the workers thought they were bringing in food, their own queen, one of their workers, or what they thought was a larvae/brood is another question up for debate. But it is thou...
by Abyss013
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: More ID Help - Southern Ontario, October 3 in the garden.
Replies: 3
Views: 300

More ID Help - Southern Ontario, October 3 in the garden.

What species is this ant I found? Reason I'm asking is I like the way they go about in the garden, their shape and is it a good species of interest to keep or not and any tips. Thanks. http://i66.tinypic.com/2s01d02.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/2qas9jb.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/155gt4y.jpg http://i67...
by Abyss013
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: ID Help

Looks like parasitic Lasius. Yes, thanks. After going and handling a few more of them from the same spot my fingers had a strong smell of citronella. Being parasitic, they probably won't do anything in the test tube will they? I took a few others I found (from the same spot) and put them in my viva...
by Abyss013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 7
Views: 519

ID Help

Caught these queens (I sure hope they're ants this time!) Southern Ontario October 2nd in the backyard in the lawn beside deck. Help and tips please :) ...

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by Abyss013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: ID Help

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:26 pm
This looks more like a mosquito than an ant.
Thanks Antman :lol:
by Abyss013
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: ID Help

MadVampy wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:09 am
That's not an ant. Not sure what type of insect it is maybe a wasp of some sort.
Thanks Vampy :lol:
by Abyss013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 682

ID Help

Hi. This queen was found on October 1st in Southern Ontario hanging around some rocks a couple feet from a large pond. Need help to ID her...

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by Abyss013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: So.... Brought in some ants
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: So.... Brought in some ants

But even if you catch a mated Queen you will need some type of Lasius host workers. As Claviger is a parasite queen and can’t start their own colony. They infiltrate a Lasius nest and kill the queen. The existing Lasius workers take care of the claviger Queen and her brood. And if you had lasius ho...
by Abyss013
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: So.... Brought in some ants
Replies: 3
Views: 343

So.... Brought in some ants

Hello from Ontario, Canada everyone. So....... I created my first vivarium in a 20 gal long tank last week. I went around my property and home and collected some moss, springtails, isopods and such after doing a bit of youtubing :D and seeing some fantastic terrariums and vivariums being created. Fi...