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by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: My Queens Won't Lay Eggs
Replies: 22
Views: 2256

Re: My Queens Won't Lay Eggs

Formica do not keep any brood over the winter, so they will not begin/resume laying until the spring. Lasius neoniger queens overwinter before laying eggs. Do Solenopsis molesta keep brood over the winter? My semi mature colony still has hundreds of brood. I am keeping them in my garage, and it's f...
by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: South Florida 10/16
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: South Florida 10/16

Pheidole sp.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Smallest queen ive ever seen 4 mm Ontario 6:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Smallest queen ive ever seen 4 mm Ontario 6:30 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:28 pm
B. depilis is the only species from the genus which lives that far north.
Are you sure? I thought queens of that species were larger than 4 mm.
Yup! All Brachymyrmex queens are small.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica ants in class
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Formica ants in class

Formica do not keep brood over the winter. There won't be any eggs until next spring. Ants typically do not require heating.
by Batspiderfish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is she a queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Is she a queen?

Camponotus major.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Smallest queen ive ever seen 4 mm Ontario 6:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Smallest queen ive ever seen 4 mm Ontario 6:30 pm

MorbidBugg wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:19 pm
That makes me so happy that I was right about the genus again the eyes aren't so great. However im curious what makes it depilis? I'm amazed the quality was good enough for an accurate ID

Oops depilis - without hair
B. depilis is the only species from the genus which lives that far north.
by Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Upstate NY - September 14th
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Upstate NY - September 14th

The underside of an ant isn't useful for ID's.