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by LasiusSapien
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught in Alabama Mid October
Replies: 10
Views: 71

Re: Caught in Alabama Mid October

honey pot ants Myrmecocystus mimicus perhaps your queen is a member of that genus I highly doubt it. She does look like a Solenopsis queen to me as well, as nmullen100 suggested. Here's an example of said species https://i.redd.it/lmoktozogxt11.jpg As you can see the "shape" is basically identical,...
by LasiusSapien
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught in Alabama Mid October
Replies: 10
Views: 71

Re: Caught in Alabama Mid October

watched a documentary about ants last night and they look very similar to your queen they where honey pot ants Myrmecocystus mimicus perhaps your queen is a member of that genus
by LasiusSapien
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help with Messor Barbarus colony
Replies: 9
Views: 44

Re: Help with Messor Barbarus colony

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by LasiusSapien
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help with Messor Barbarus colony
Replies: 9
Views: 44

Re: Help with Messor Barbarus colony

Do you leave your colony out like that or put them into a dark area cos I've my colony for three months and have no brood so I've stored them away and gonna leave the queen alone for a month and hope for the best ,also are you heating the nest? indeed i do, they where on a heat matt @ 25c/77f till ...
by LasiusSapien
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Blocking the nest
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Blocking the nest

yes this should happen, ants can last a long time on a single meal but they will start to forage they are most likely just getting used to a new environment, good luck
by LasiusSapien
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help with Messor Barbarus colony
Replies: 9
Views: 44

Re: Help with Messor Barbarus colony

yep messor are lazy they don't do much until they are in the hundreds, i'm more concerned about the lack of brood mine are about 20ish strong but have loads of brood here's a pic of mine, same as you described there all just huddled around the queen in the middle every now and then they decide to mo...
by LasiusSapien
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can anyone please identify these two ant queens?
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: Can anyone please identify these two ant queens?

Both of the queens were caught in Croatia, the 1st one in June/July and the 2nd one in September This is the 1st one: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/429937741065617418/631530748796731402/IMG_20191009_182705.jpg It's about 1cm large and it's black and dark red in some parts This is the 2nd o...
by LasiusSapien
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Caught in Phoenix, AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Queen Ant Caught in Phoenix, AZ

About my last few posts on this topic, I wanted to apologize. I reread what I had posted. It may have been seen as sarcastic. I wanted to share that Solenopsis Invicta is an invasive species that the government has been trying to exterminate so I just wanted to support the whole Native ant's moveme...
by LasiusSapien
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Caught in Phoenix, AZ
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: Queen Ant Caught in Phoenix, AZ

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Hey!! I live in AZ too! It looks like a novomessor cockerelli. BTW not to be rude or anything but umm... Solenopsis Invicta is not native here in AZ
awesome looking ants very similar to my manica rubida but they would be as there both from the same subfamily the Myrmicinae subfamily
by LasiusSapien
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 777
Views: 10059

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

yeah defo not a protein thing as she not actually eating the pupa just chewing them up and dumping them into the waste pile, we are now down to 2 pupa and 1 larva that's about to pupate, hope these go full term so we still have those 2 pupa they look like they will be done any day now, the larva ha...