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by Blackwing24
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating Nylanderia spp
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Hibernating Nylanderia spp

So earlier this year I caught a Nylanderia spp queen, and she has thus far done well in founding a colony. If I understand correctly, they originally come from a more tropical area, but are an invasive species here in the Northeastern US. So, seeing as how hibernation season is more or less upon us,...
by Blackwing24
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Little Falls, NJ 8/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Queen ID Little Falls, NJ 8/19

This ID request is a good bit late, admittedly, but I was out of town and had no access to the photos of the queen until I recently got back. Anyway! She was caught in mid-80 degree weather late afternoon in a small town area, and is about 9-10mm. https://imgur.com/a/ReBEi Apologies for the image qu...
by Blackwing24
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Northeast US Nuptial flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Northeast US Nuptial flights

Hey all, I'm gearing up to begin capture of queens relatively soon, and was curious as to what I could expect and when. I know Prenolepis Imparis should be in the middle of their mating season, and I believe Camponotus season starts soon in this area. I was wondering if there is a more specific time...
by Blackwing24
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Hibernation questions

Hey there everyone. This year I decided to get into the ant-keeping game and, as luck would have it, I caught a Crematogaster sp (possibly cerasi or lineolata) queen a few weeks ago. Up until now, she hasn't laid any eggs, which hopefully means she's waiting until hibernation, which leads me to my q...
by Blackwing24
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant ID northern NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Ant ID northern NJ

From what I've noticed in the pictures I've taken and from observing her, her gaster region has some hair on it, but the pronotum, and mesosoma in general, is mostly devoid of hair. This seems most noticeable if you click on the last picture in the imgur album.
by Blackwing24
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant ID northern NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Ant ID northern NJ

http://imgur.com/a/NnOHj

The ant was caught September 20th, and is about 7-8mm in size. I'm fairly certain she's been confirmed as a C. cerasi, but I feel it wouldn't hurt too much to get a second opinion, if possible. Thanks in advance!