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by WHTKalus
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

So the Melophorus is just hanging on the wet cotton at the bottom of the test tube, I check it very rarely, because the minimum light or move makes her very agitated. The Iridomyrex started to eat insects. I put in a super small cockroach baby, but it has been ignored. Yesterday I caught a small cri...
by WHTKalus
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

Ok, If I manage to get them grow a colony I will send some workers and/or alates to an expert...given that I found one in NZ.
by WHTKalus
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

I made the holes and stuffed them with cotton.
Seems the easiest at the moment.
I was thinking, that if both IDs are correct, both ants are from Australia, and on antwiki and other websites, there is nothing about those being in NZ...is it good or bad?
by WHTKalus
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

The small with nanitics is in a test tube with a small outworld made with a mozzarella pot...I mean...I am Italian, what would you expect?
The other I just caught, isn't laying eggs so far, so as you said, she is probably kind of hibernating, and she is just in a test tube.
by WHTKalus
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

WHTKalus wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:09 am
...already three runners of that colony...need fluon asap.
Managed to get the runners back in, but can't find Fluon at the usual shops, anyone knowing where to find it in NZ?
Thanks
by WHTKalus
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bcVv9TojKduhF62e9
These are close ups of the big one.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9EuNxSdwtT5n3bSU6
These are ones of the small one plus a nanitic...already three runners of that colony...need fluon asap.
by WHTKalus
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

The small one seems all black to the ***** eye, while the bigger one seems to have some yellow on the legs, like hairs or tiny spikes.
I am being very busy at work these days, I hope to be able to take better pictures soon enough.
by WHTKalus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

Re: New Zealand Ant Queens ID

I checked all the species you suggested me, but my two don't look like any of those. I will see if I can get better equipment to take better and more clear pictures of them. The one with nanitics I connected the tube to an "outworld" were I put different treats to see what they like, but they alread...
by WHTKalus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: New Zealand nuptial flights
Replies: 29
Views: 11110

Re: New Zealand nuptial flights

I got a queen like two months ago in Blenheim in a vineyard, and now one last week here in Nelson, they are quite different, but I can't find info about NZ species. I posted in the Identification centre of the forum the pics of them. I hope someone can help.
by WHTKalus
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Zealand Ant Queens ID
Replies: 18
Views: 883

New Zealand Ant Queens ID

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VcZ8J5jMQj7qXKcZA First small Queen with nanitics https://photos.app.goo.gl/aT2CHMjgUeZHPp3u5 Second big Queen with shed wings I found two ant queens this year. One flew on me while I was taking a break in a vineyard this summer, she is very small, less than 0.5 I would say...