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by TMcG98
Mon May 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Moving the Queen

https://i.imgur.com/azehfqq.jpg (Water Bottle for scale :oops: ) So this is how the ants have been since this morning. Been about 5 hours and they really don't seem to be moving much. Would you recommend getting them a bit closer? Or should I just let them figure it out at this point? I'm just conc...
by TMcG98
Mon May 07, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread
Replies: 145
Views: 17362

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

Stickman10 wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Yesterday caught 4 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens.
I've been DYING to find Camponotus queens. What kind of area did you find them in? I have tons of Camponotus ants in my back garden, but haven't seen any queens about yet.
by TMcG98
Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen in NY - Caught 6/23/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Queen in NY - Caught 6/23/2017

https://i.imgur.com/hhDif0n.jpg Hi AC Fam. Sorry for the terrible quality on this one, the condensation is making it difficult to get a good shot since I'm also in the process of trying to get them to change their test tube, which is also why I'm finally trying to get an ID on this species. I was t...
by TMcG98
Sun May 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York
Replies: 34
Views: 2727

Re: Nuptial Flight Sightings: New York

I believe I saw a camponotus queen a couple of nights ago when it was in the 80's. Spotted her in the morning on my way home from work, but unfortunately had nothing on my to catch her. Saw her in the light under my front step. Hope that helps!
by TMcG98
Sun May 06, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Moving the Queen

Thanks a bunch! I'll be sure to try this tomorrow once I'm home from work. I don't want to start it now since like I said I'll be in bed soon, and don't want to leave my light on in my room all night, but also don't want to just agitate them for an hour if there's no guarantee they will move. I'll k...
by TMcG98
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Moving the Queen

So I managed to catch a queen ant last September. After keeping her in a test tube for a long while, I checked on her periodically, and am now at the point where the test tube I put her in is out of water. I should add that she has about 10 workers now, as well as more eggs. I figured if I just fill...
by TMcG98
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen in NY, 9/18
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Queen in NY, 9/18

Lasius neoniger Thanks a bunch! Any tips or things to know about these in particular? I raised this species, and it is very important for you to know that she WILL NOT LAY EGGS UNTIL AFTER HIBERNATION. This is very important because a lot of people think that their lasius neoniger queens are infert...
by TMcG98
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen in NY, 9/18
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Queen in NY, 9/18

Batspiderfish wrote:Lasius neoniger
Thanks a bunch! Any tips or things to know about these in particular?
by TMcG98
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen in NY, 9/18
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Queen in NY, 9/18

http://imgur.com/a/K6nQ1 A link to an album of some of the pictures I took of one of many (queens?) I saw today. So I had a few questions on this ant. 1) Is this a queen, or a male? 2) What is the species? As stated in the title, the ant photographed was seen today, 9/18, in New York, and more speci...