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by Batspiderfish
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please help ID Queens
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Please help ID Queens

Lasius pallitarsis or Lasius neoniger. At this time of year, they cannot be identified without a view of hair coverage on the antennae and the teeth on the mandibles. They are claustral and monogynous.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Metro-Detroit, Michigan August 17, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Metro-Detroit, Michigan August 17, 2018

The first queen is Lasius latipes , a social parasite. http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/ The other ants are claustral Lasius , but cannot be identified to the species without a close enough view of the hairs on the antennae and t...
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Anyone know what these are?
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Anyone know what these are?

These are addresses on your Windows computer which we have no access to. They must be uploaded to an image host site like Flickr.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Sugar Water Test Tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Sugar Water Test Tubes

Give fresh sugar water in small doses unless the colony is very large and drinks it quickly -- otherwise it will just ferment or feed microorganisms, which is what I suspect the cotton-y material would be.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible ponera Sp. Southern Ontario size 10-11mm
Replies: 8
Views: 34

Re: Possible ponera Sp. Southern Ontario size 10-11mm

I just try to use the youngest workers I can get my hands on. Some say refrigeration has worked with their queens, but the three parasitic Lasius spp. colonies I am keeping now were all introduced at room temperature. I find that success depends on the affinity between the host workers and queen, wh...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Anyone know what species and possibly caste this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Anyone know what species and possibly caste this is?

Looks like a queen, but this picture won't do for an ID.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Pharaoh Ant Queen captured
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Pharaoh Ant Queen captured

Ah! Definitely A. gracilipes.