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by emtffkev
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Questions on queen progress - C. Penssylvanicus
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Questions on queen progress - C. Penssylvanicus

To my knowledge, yes. I got a positive ID on her, and the others are nearly identical. I have had a couple friends that know a lot more than me about ants agree. That being said I'm happy to post some pics of the other two and get more input. I'll post them tomorrow, I'm at work on a 24 hour shift t...
by emtffkev
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Questions on queen progress - C. Penssylvanicus
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Questions on queen progress - C. Penssylvanicus

Update:
Took some pictures of "Super Queen".

(Sorry for quality, still trying to figure out how to get decent lighting without the glare)

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by emtffkev
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Questions on queen progress - C. Penssylvanicus
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Questions on queen progress - C. Penssylvanicus

So, this is my first attempt at founding a colony and as luck would have it I have found 3 queens! 2 literally fell on my wife while she was on our deck. I'm curious about the progress of my queens, or more specifically the first I found. The first colony was found on 5/26 and the others about a wee...
by emtffkev
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Found queen with eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Found queen with eggs

We just found another camponotus queen under our tomato planter. She has been laying and has more than a dozen eggs already laid. Should we capture her eggs with her if we're can do so without damaging them? Will she most likely eat these due to stress and start over? Never come across a queen that ...
by emtffkev
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: New queen question
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: New queen question

I'll try to get a pic or video tomorrow when I get home. It doesn't look injured, no guts, she is laying eggs. It almost seems like it's heavy and she's struggling supporting it.
by emtffkev
Fri May 31, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: New queen question
Replies: 3
Views: 173

New queen question

Hey everyone. New guy and just got my first queen ascot a week ago. I've got a camponotus queen that I checked on yesterday and was happy to see that she's laid about 10 eggs so far. My concern is that she seems to be dragging her gastor or having trouble holding it up. Part of me is thinking that i...
by emtffkev
Tue May 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Virginia nuptial flights
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Virginia nuptial flights

Just caught a Camponotus queen 2 days ago in NC.
by emtffkev
Tue May 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 29
Views: 1467

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

I haven't seen any queens out in the wild yet, but I did just catch one the other day wandering around my bathroom so I think it's safe to say they are flying. I am in North Carolina so I don't know how far either direction their schedule would change for your location compared to where I am.
by emtffkev
Mon May 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found 5/26/19 in Kill Devil Hills NC. Queen? Camponotus?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Found 5/26/19 in Kill Devil Hills NC. Queen? Camponotus?

This is the best I could get the camera to focus without glare. I can just make out what I think are the scars on her thorax. https://imgur.com/lrnUtG3 https://imgur.com/lrnUtG3 It is a camponotus queen. Probably pensilvanicus or modac if the legs are red. but I don’t Id to the species level. Her le...
by emtffkev
Sun May 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Any identification asap
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Any identification asap

Take the picture file you have that is to big and upload it to Imgur. Then use the link imgur provides you to share it here. It saves the bandwidth from the server for the forum and size won't matter.