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by 310Ants
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: My First Nanitics!
Replies: 2
Views: 5991

My First Nanitics!

I'm very excited! My Queen has her first little helpers:

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by 310Ants
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help Please -
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: ID Help Please -

I have my first little nanitics! Took 53 days from egg. They are moving around and seem happy - and so am I :lol: :roll:

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by 310Ants
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Missed the fact that she was 9mm, this is Lasius interjectus.
Hmm, then I should definitely let her go then, yes? I read last night that they only feed on the secretions of certain types of mealybugs/aphids that feed on the roots of plants?
by 310Ants
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Identification Help

Hi - I have one of these ladies too - not sure what to do with her as from what I have read they only consume the excretions from certain types of mealybugs/aphids that live off of the roots of plants.
by 310Ants
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

Oh wow!
I probably should let her go then, huh?
by 310Ants
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind (Part II)
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind (Part II)

So I found another ant today - with wings - is it a queen or a male alate? Bowie, MD USA, about 9am in the morning along my walking path. It is quite laid back - so might be a male that is about to bite the dust...? 05 June 2019 6.35mm long https://i.imgur.com/Qo5IFim.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fShu0hq...
by 310Ants
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

Hi again all - I found this lady in Bowie, MD on 01 June 2019 in my neighborhood. She was crawling along the curb - seemingly looking for a place to hide. I had a bottle with me and picked her up! She is about 9.525mm long. When I first got her she was pretty restless for the first few hours but now...
by 310Ants
Wed May 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Nuptial Sightings
Replies: 24
Views: 3553

Re: Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Nuptial Sightings

Hi everyone, Thanks for the DelMarVa post. I'm in Bowie, MD and new to ant keeping! I found 1 queen on 20 April 2019, but still not 100% sure if she's a Camponotus as she does look rather small. She's 3/8 of an inch long or 9.5mm. She is doing good though - last time I checked she was protecting 4 e...
by 310Ants
Wed May 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: What's The Importance of Wet Cotton Positioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: What's The Importance of Wet Cotton Positioning?

I'm new here too so hope I'm giving decent advise: when I purchased my test tubes from AC, I also purchased an AC Test Tube Portal (link below). Once the nest has it's first 1-3 first workers I will attach their test tube to the portal (and seal the other 3 portal holes). I will feed them in there a...
by 310Ants
Wed May 08, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help Please -
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: ID Help Please -

Wow! Thanks WillWithAnts and 23Brendan... very much appreciate your replies/input. So far she seems happy in the dark in her test tube setup. Is it okay to peep in on her once a week? I get nervous that the water won't seep through the cotton ball (it's a bit tight) and that she will dehydrate. I us...