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by Aaronantl
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: lasius umbratus Care
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Re: lasius umbratus Care

This is a harder species to keep because it is a parasitic queen. I guess you could try to get an existing colony of Lasius Niger or Neoniger and get a few workers from there and then hibernate them and the queen and hope for the best. That is probably the first step in taking care of Lasius Umbratus.
by Aaronantl
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen attempting flight
Replies: 2
Views: 2319

Re: Queen attempting flight

You should put her in a test tube setup for she needs to have in a 'founding chamber. You would also need to find out the exact species of that ant queen to see if it is claustral (stays in the chamber with no food till she gets workers) or semi claustral (she needs to eat in her founding stage) so ...
by Aaronantl
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is this ant a queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 4923

Re: Is this ant a queen?

congratulations yes it is a queen ant you can see this from the large wing muscles from the thorax and the swollen abdomen. You could also say this because of the scars on her thorax which used to hold her wings