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by Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant diet
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Ant diet

Because insects have hemolymph which adults can actually consume. Meat for humans needs to be chewed up by teams of larvae in order to gain nutrition.
by Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Formica species!
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: ID Formica species!

Formica are not easy to identify to the species, and generally requires a close enough look to see the hair coverage on her body. You may have better luck after the worker stage. No need to create a new thread for the same ID!
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Could someone identify these ants please.
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Could someone identify these ants please.

Also how many ants are we IDing? The black one is a Formica subsericea queen assuming they were found in Georgia.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:32 pm
I didn't know Lasius flew this early.
This is the one easy part of North American Lasius identification, because L. americanus are the only claustral Lasius to fly from July until mid-August.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID: Southwestern Ontario Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 130

Re: ID: Southwestern Ontario Canada

"sp." just stands for species. There is also "spp." for species pluralis (more than one species) and "cf." for comparable to (when you can't prove an identity but it looks similar, e.g. Formica cf. ulkei ). Which brings me to the identity of the reddish "male". She is actually a social parasite quee...
by Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown queen ant
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Unknown queen ant

Better lighting and a measurement will be necessary to do a proper ID. Has the looks of Lasius aphidicolus, but again I can't see it very well.