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by ShadowNova
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Oecophylla Smaragdina Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: Oecophylla Smaragdina Help!

All good, I'll just wait then. The 2nd queen will probably get her first nanitic worker in the next day or two. Is it likely the workers would get along?

Cheers, ShadowNova
by ShadowNova
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Oecophylla Smaragdina Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Oecophylla Smaragdina Help!

Hello, My Green Tree/Weaver Ant (Oecophylla Smaragdina) queen has just produced her first nanitic worker. However, the person I got her from actually gave me 2 queens. So what I'd like to know is can you have multiple queens per colony as I have read various responses to this question. If so would I...
by ShadowNova
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unusual Ant Queen Identification Required!
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: Unusual Ant Queen Identification Required!

Just done some more research into the species of this queen. Could these be Funace Ant Queens? If so is this species Claustral or Semi-Claustral?
by ShadowNova
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unusual Ant Queen Identification Required!
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: Unusual Ant Queen Identification Required!

Hey AusAnts, One of the queens has mated the other 4 have a male each, but I'm not 100% sure they have mated. I'm going to see tommorow if I can collect a few more Males to make sure they are. Also thanks for the help with identifying this queen. I'm not too knowledgeable in the Pheidole Species but...
by ShadowNova
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unusual Ant Queen Identification Required!
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Unusual Ant Queen Identification Required!

Hello, Just found a few of these ant queens during nuptial flight today, the weather conditions is rainy and it was found at Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the species of this queen. I have seen photo's occasionally pop up when looking at ...
by ShadowNova
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Green Tree Ant Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Green Tree Ant Help!

I've since done some research and will probably try getting a citrus tree sapling, as the beauty leaf tree is harder to find. Hopefully they'll accept the tree. As I've never looked after this species, during the founding stage would it be best to leave her in a smaller setup until she has 25+ worke...
by ShadowNova
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Green Tree Ant Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Green Tree Ant Help!

Hi, I'm just about to recieve a Green Tree Ant Queen and am wondering what small large leafed plants would be ideal for this species. I live in Australia, so any plants that are available there would be preferable. Also as the founding stage might be different to other ant species, any tips in carin...
by ShadowNova
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Hello, Just purchased a Myrmecia Pyriformis Queen, I'm aware of their very powerful sting and agression. I was wondering if I could get any tips on successfully looking after this ant species, as I know they require a lot of time and patience. Is it best to cover the outworld and keep her in the dar...
by ShadowNova
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Purchasing Queen Help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Re: Purchasing Queen Help!!!

Hello Fellow Ant Keepers, I've since spoken to the seller and have arranged for a later dispatch. I've purchased an Iridomeryx Queen with 1-10 workers. Just curious but would it be fine directly transferring them to a small Y-tong nest set-up? Would they comfortably transferring the brood and eggs w...
by ShadowNova
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Purchasing Queen Help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Purchasing Queen Help!!!

Hello fellow Ant Keepers, I've been waiting on getting a Iridomeryx Purperus Queen with workers, however I've only just found one available. Unfortunately I'm currently away from home for a week, I was thinking of purchasing the queen/workers and leaving at the post. Would the queen be fine being le...