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by Nate440
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I went on a little nature walk today and watch this Pennsylvanicus pull on this wolf spiders web with his mandables to trick it into coming over to it, then he tried to grab the spider. I was surprised to see the spider fleeing in the opposite direction. At first I thought maybe the ant was stuck an...
by Nate440
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: The Camponotus Crew Conundrum

I will say though that this looks spot on! Same proportion in size on the head and body shape and the worker also resembles perfectly from it looks to me! Also noticing now that the legs are slightly brown which I hadn’t really noticed before cause I couldn’t see it with the naked eye on the worker...
by Nate440
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

The Camponotus Crew Conundrum

I will say though that this looks spot on! Same proportion in size on the head and body shape and the worker also resembles perfectly from it looks to me! Also noticing now that the legs are slightly brown which I hadn’t really noticed before cause I couldn’t see it with the naked eye on the workers...
by Nate440
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

i think its formica too but perhaps it's fusca? anyway have a look at this pic and see what you think https://www.dropbox.com/s/jycfuzdcqqvmjdt/Formica_fusca%2C_queen%2C_body%2CI_ALW110.jpg?dl=0 Maybe fusca look more brown coloured in that picture. Nate are the ants more brown or black? I don’t kno...
by Nate440
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

i think its formica too but perhaps it's fusca? anyway have a look at this pic and see what you think https://www.dropbox.com/s/jycfuzdcqqvmjdt/Formica_fusca%2C_queen%2C_body%2CI_ALW110.jpg?dl=0 Maybe fusca look more brown coloured in that picture. Nate are the ants more brown or black? I don’t kno...
by Nate440
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey fellow ant keepers! I’m new to ant keeping and was wondering if you could help me identify this species of ant, it looks very much like a camponotus pennsyvanicus but they are much smaller, I know this because I have two Pennsylvanicus colonies already. Does anyone know if this is a type of cam...
by Nate440
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Came across this helpful list “barriers for what species” Does anyone have any personal experience and application methods? One thing I’ve noticed: people always say “baby powder” but be careful purchasing some baby powder is cornstarch based and not pure talcum powder that we want. http://www.form...
by Nate440
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

This could be a shot in the dark but does anyone think it could be Formica Subsericea? For some reason I keep thinking this because of the little tiny node that points upward looks very similar https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Formica_subsericea It is a Formica spp., Can tell by the way the thorax dips...
by Nate440
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1074
Views: 54006

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

CANant wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Weird no one can see the video. Well here’s the link. https://i.imgur.com/Nbt2PJ5.mp4

I’ll have to post more replies later—no time right now.
I can see the video just fine; but I have iPhone
by Nate440
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification
Replies: 37
Views: 794

Re: Species identification

Well I’ve never seen her leave to forage and her workers closed off the entrance with dirt last time. Fully claustral means she stays inside right?