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by prancingAnt
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish

Update, in case anyone is interested: The queen is alive and well, I have since about a week or so moved her to a warmer spot 24-27 degrees. The brood has grown a lot since doing that. I added some slightly crushed birdseed to the tube, she seem to have eaten a sunflower pip Here is a video of her g...
by prancingAnt
Mon May 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish

I had a little look around now that I have an approximate id and after reading this message https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?p=67320#p67320 decided to check up and try to offer her a sliver of almond. She went straight for it after sliding it past the cotton stopper!
by prancingAnt
Mon May 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish

Hey thanks for your reply! I've kept her in a relatively cool spot so far, up until a few weeks ago 15º celcius, now that weather is warming up here probably about 20º She laid a small cluster of eggs a little while after posting the first message. I have been checking up on her every week or so, ke...
by prancingAnt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Argentine ants
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: Argentine ants

Pretty sure if you prepare a flowerpot in a shady place, with nice moist planting soil, with some food nearby, they will move in on their own accord! :lol:
by prancingAnt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Queen caught in Barcelona, Spain 12mm November-ish

Hi guys and girls, I caught a queen late last year, I think around November. After having watched a fair bit of AntsCanada on Youtube, and seeing the size of her, I kept her. She showed up on the tiled floor in the back garden, suburban area, in between the sea and mountains. I initially put her in ...
by prancingAnt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [Barcelona, Spain] Queens id, polygonous?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: [Barcelona, Spain] Queens id, polygonous?

video I took the snaps from, figured it might come in handy as well. they are warming up after being in the fridge for a little while
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXRPYvwR8D0[/youtube]
by prancingAnt
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [Barcelona, Spain] Queens id, polygonous?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

[Barcelona, Spain] Queens id, polygonous?

Hey, Would someone be able to provide an ID on these queens? They are from an established colony. We seem to be having a lot of these kind of ants around the house we are staying, after a feeding session in the kitchen, I noticed these two queens moving in from elsewhere towards the nesting location...