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by DrPants
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Maryland March 5 4mm
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

thank you
by DrPants
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Maryland March 5 4mm
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Maryland March 5 4mm

The queen
by DrPants
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Maryland March 5 4mm
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Maryland March 5 4mm

I caught this queen when her colony decided to move her into a cereal box in my cupboard. I quickly tossed her and some workers in a ziplock with a test tube setup and she has started laying eggs after just a couple days.

4-5mm long, Maryland, Caught March 5

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by DrPants
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: MD 10/19/16 ~5mm
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: MD 10/19/16 ~5mm

That would make sense. I caught some Lasius claviger queens a couple days ago. The large head made me think queen, but the smaller gaster had me confused.
by DrPants
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: MD 10/19/16 ~5mm
Replies: 2
Views: 229

MD 10/19/16 ~5mm

Caught at a porch light. I had thousands of Brachymrymex queens flying and caught this among them.

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by DrPants
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Multiple Queens 10/16 Maryland
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Multiple Queens 10/16 Maryland

There were a lot of ants flying yesterday afternoon. #13 I am guessing is Brachymyrmex depilis . # 12, and #14-#18 I am guessing are Lasius spp. I am hoping they aren't social parasites as I don't have colonies available for them to parasitize. Here are some of them emerging from a nest: http://i.im...
by DrPants
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Looking for GAN farmer in Maryland
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Looking for GAN farmer in Maryland

I just became a GAN farmer in Maryland. I have two Lasius colonies for sale now.
by DrPants
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Maryland, USA August and September Multiple Queens
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Maryland, USA August and September Multiple Queens

I have some extra photos of the Lasius sp. queens 3 and 4. These are the first two queens I have to have nanitics. These are 2 of the 3 Lasius queens caught in August. The remaining August Lasius has no eggs/brood. I also caught a Tetramorium at the same time and it appears to only have a single egg...
by DrPants
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Maryland, USA August and September Multiple Queens
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Maryland, USA August and September Multiple Queens

RainbowScience wrote: I am surprised by how dark queen 8 appears in the picture, aren't B. depilis typically yellow? Mine is very yellow.
I think that is from the lighting. They are all a yellow-y orange. They were so light in color that it was hard to see them on the white sidewalk pavement.
by DrPants
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Maryland, USA August and September Multiple Queens
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Maryland, USA August and September Multiple Queens

Thank you! I plan to sell/give away all but one of these queens (there don't seem to be any GAN farmers in Maryland) so I'd like to be able to provide a good ID to the new at mom/dad.I'll try to get some better photos when the first nanitics appear. I'm using plastic culture tubes rather than glass ...