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by Batspiderfish
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Polyergus sp
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Polyergus sp

From what I can tell, the founding process is a lot like Lasius social parasites rather than Formica , since Polyergus are completely incapable of caring brood or doing anything else for that matter. People have kept them before, but describe the situation as more like having a queenless Formica col...
by Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID 2 queens - 9/8/2018 Netherlands
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: ID 2 queens - 9/8/2018 Netherlands

Formica requires photographs of the gaster showing off hair coverage of each tergite.

Myrmica generally requires microscopic examination, so you will almost never get an ID through photographs over the internet.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Killing cockroaches for food
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Killing cockroaches for food

Freezing works well.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found this weird solo ant
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Found this weird solo ant

Camponotus sp.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants are dying Please HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Ants are dying Please HELP!

They should have access to foraging space soon after the first one or two workers. The 20 worker rule is for moving them to a formicarium.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Crematogaster species ID! Jasper indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 93

Re: Crematogaster species ID! Jasper indiana

Northeastern Crematogaster require a view of the mesosoma (thorax) from the side, displaying the length and number of hairs.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Queen ant identification

She has the look of Formica aserva, but these photographs are not detailed enough to ID a difficult genus like Formica

You can just leave the hyperlinks as they are, FYI. Embedding photographs requires the direct address of the image, and these are display pages on the host website.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium Immigrams Question
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Tetramorium Immigrams Question

Tetramorium are very territorial and will attack other colonies of the same species. Regularly watering a dirt tank will work. You can also poke holes in the bottom of a plastic bottle, put one or two BBQ skewers through it, fill the bottle partway with sand, and fill the bottom of the tank (until j...
by Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Queen ant identification

A Formica social parasite. She will need 6-10 Formica worker pupae in order to start a colony.