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by Nylanderiavividula
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights
Replies: 24
Views: 2423

Re: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights

A number carpenter ant queens can be orange. But I think the more common orange Camponotus queens in Georgia are the C. castaneus! I have a colony of these and like them quite a bit. Edit: Here in Georgia, we also have a large number of Formica genus queens that can be orange, as well. Those girls c...
by Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Got Ants and Questions (beginner)
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Got Ants and Questions (beginner)

The insects shouldn't be dried. They need to be juicy (a little gross, I know)! And it is easier on the ants if the honey is mixed with water. I would say take a bottle cap and put one drop of water and one drop of honey in it (roughly 1:1 ratio) and stir it with a toothpick. Then get one drop of th...
by Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Got Ants and Questions (beginner)
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Got Ants and Questions (beginner)

Super exciting and addictive! I am only a month in and I still have sleepless nights because my brain won’t shut down due to ant-thoughts. The hardest part for newbies like me and you is (from what I gather on here and in formiculture.com) patience!! Do you know if your queen has been fed? It may be...
by Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: My Ant Journal #1
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: My Ant Journal #1

Awesome! Are they flying now?! Good luck!👍🏻
by Nylanderiavividula
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: When are the Ant Towers coming out?
Replies: 19
Views: 3341

Re: When are the Ant Towers coming out?

I am by no means an experienced keeper, just a general bug nerd. However, I caught a carpenter ant queen and her two nanitics coming out of diapause this weekend (found them in a rotting log). Camponotus novaeboracensis, I am pretty positive (black heads, red alitrunks, and black gasters). From what...
by Nylanderiavividula
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 32
Views: 5690

Re: First Brachymyrmex colony

Where did you go, man?! I need your knowledge/experience! How are the Brachymyrmex doing now?
by Nylanderiavividula
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Brachymyrmex
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Brachymyrmex

I have a small wild-caught colony of Brachymyrmex. They are not our native B. delpilis, but some other, totally black species (patagonicus?). When I caught them I managed to get the queen, around 30-40 workers, and probably 100 or more eggs/larvae...all in a cork-top four ounce muth jar. I connected...
by Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant barrier for Lasius Niger?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Ant barrier for Lasius Niger?

How long does the fluon application last and is there a reason for going with the “ByFormica” brand as opposed to some generic fluon product?
by Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Interesting find!
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Interesting find!

In my reading I read some mentioning that these needle ants were found and identified in southeastern United States sometime in the ‘30s...are they STILL considered invasive? Shouldn’t they now be considered “naturalized”? Another question, does anyone have any experience keeping these? I only grabb...
by Nylanderiavividula
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Interesting find!
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Interesting find!

I don’t know remember what neuronal pathway finally led me to stumble across into a specific ID, but when comparing the dorsal mesasomal pictures to what I saw in the microscope, then doing a mandibular tooth count, and that uniquely-shoe-toe petiolar node...I was in love...I mean there was no mista...