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by Voth24
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Looking for a GAN farmer in Missouri
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Looking for a GAN farmer in Missouri

I have several Tetramorium queen ants with nanitics just starting to appear, and I live in the St. Louis area. Let me know if you're interested. I don't mind giving them away for free.
by Voth24
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My first attempt at a colony..
Replies: 26
Views: 3147

Re: My first attempt at a colony..

I'm new to ant-keeping myself, but it looks like Prenolepis imparis to me.
by Voth24
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flew in St. Louis, MO
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Camponotus flew in St. Louis, MO

We had a thunderstorm a few days ago followed by sunny 75-80°F weather, and I found a large Camponotus dealate near my house. Good luck out there.
by Voth24
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus species identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Camponotus species identification

Just wanted to say that I'm convinced I have four Lasius umbratus queens. I was confused because I didn't think their nuptial flights were this early, but apparently there are Lasius umbratus dealates coming out of hibernation and wandering around.
by Voth24
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus species identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Camponotus species identification

Mdrogun wrote:I could identify them for you.
I've gone over them. They're definitely all the same. Well, shucks. I guess I'll attempt to introduce some workers, but I doubt a novice like me will be able to get them to take.
by Voth24
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus species identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Camponotus species identification

Mdrogun wrote:This is definitely a parasitic Lasius sp. of some sort.
I have a total of four queens now, and I suppose it's possible they aren't all of the same genus. How can I tell the difference?
by Voth24
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus species identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Camponotus species identification

Well based on the sizes of the thorax's I'd say yes they are queens. As far a species, I'm not sure. I'm new to other species besides solenopsis. Thank you very much. I was going to take a magnifying glass and try to determine the species myself, but I'm not sure I want to disturb them anymore than...
by Voth24
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus species identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Camponotus species identification

Here are some somewhat better pictures: http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s530/lacius22/4_zps0opwfjgu.jpg http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s530/lacius22/5_zpsmo0zzxaq.jpg http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s530/lacius22/3_zpszybeugy7.jpg http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s530/lacius22/2_zpss...
by Voth24
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus species identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Camponotus species identification

Hello, everyone. I found what I think are three dealates in a heavily wooded park in the St. Louis area. Based on my rudimentary understanding of ants, I believe they belong to the genus Camponotus, but I have no idea how to figure out the species. In addition, since this is my first time looking fo...