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by Varanid
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I got into anting by.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: I got into anting by.....

Lol, I've already posted here four years ago and did not realize it. Sorry, went a little more into detail this time so... anyway
by Varanid
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I got into anting by.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: I got into anting by.....

As a kid I always wanted an ant farm, but never got one. My first foray into anting was when I had kids. It was 20 some odd years ago, we did not have internet. Not even sure if there was much information online about ants back then. I decided to buy my kids an ant farm. I wanted a queen ant, the on...
by Varanid
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 45
Views: 8080

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Got a new queen. https://i.imgur.com/7lXlH8k.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sTaO14N.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XNnXBFb.jpg She is a Formica species, not sure which species. Possibly subsericea, but not sure. Anyway, this queen claimed me. This is the third one this season. I was pumping gas, and out of the co...
by Varanid
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

I've had pretty good luck with them being fertile. Probably closer to 80%, maybe I just got lucky though.
by Varanid
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queens with wings under black lights?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Queens with wings under black lights?

I have caught 7 or 8 queens with wings around street lights, of those 5 raised nanitics. In my limited experience if you find them after they have flew, most are fertile.
by Varanid
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: New Member from YouTube...
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: New Member from YouTube...

If you cross state lines, would that be legal? I do not think it is legal to cross a state line with a queen ant. I could be wrong though.
by Varanid
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 45
Views: 8080

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Went out looking for queens again, saw nothing except 10 or so Solenopsis queens. Did not get them because I do not want to keep a fire ant colony
by Varanid
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 45
Views: 8080

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Checked on my queens, queen number three did not make it, not sure why. She did not lay eggs, just was dead when I checked on her. The other two have eggs, I believe I also saw larvae. Was not able to look closely, took them out, glanced, put them back. Meant to get pictures, but did not. May get so...
by Varanid
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Lost my first ever queen ant
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Lost my first ever queen ant

It happens, far too often for me. I quit a while back due to losing so many queens. I would have them get to 10-15 nanitucs. Then they would slowly die off. Started back recently due to accidentally acquiring three queens. Giving it another go. Just hate having them die. Sorry for your loss. Everyon...
by Varanid
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 45
Views: 8080

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Decided to take an extended break from ant keeping. Got tired of my queens dying off. Had basically forgotten about anting. Three days ago it happened again. My daughter, the biology major, and amateur entomologist said those magic words. "Hey, theres a queen". So I walk over and sure enough there i...