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by BleedingRaindrops
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Dead Camponotus alate in good condition. Taxonomists want?
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Dead Camponotus alate in good condition. Taxonomists want?

I found this dead Camponotus alate over a month ago after a nuptial flight in my place of work. She preserved incredibly well, and I've kept her on my shelf to see if she would remain in that condition. 15mm. All four wings intact and uncurled. All six legs intact and uncurled. Both antennae intact,...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I'm concerned for the health of one of my new queens, please help
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: I'm concerned for the health of one of my new queens, please help

if you're unsure about the species of your queen, you can always post clear pics of her on the ant species identification center. If you do, make sure she's on a decent contrasting background, and get some good back lighting for her as well.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Burning candles in the same room as ants
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: Burning candles in the same room as ants

I don't think scented candles will affect ants at all. the feral ones in my house seem to manage just fine.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Feeding (test tube 10+ workers)
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Ant Feeding (test tube 10+ workers)

if your colonies are still in their forming stages it's best to keep the claustral chamber as dark and undisturbed as possible. It really does a lot for helping the brood develop. I would recommend covering the test tubes with black paper and tape, and implementing the drinking straw exit mentioned ...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Solonopsis invicta
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Solonopsis invicta

I'm not aware of one. If you're on this site, perhaps you've seen Mikey's famed Solenopsis geminata colony, The Fire Nation, on youtube. He complains often that they are notorious escape artists, pressing themselves into corners, eroding baby powder barriers with sheer numbers, and have even travers...
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please id this ant
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Please id this ant

Looks like Tetramorium just based on the shape. Can you get a length in mm? Also location.
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Any one know what kind of queen this is
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Any one know what kind of queen this is

I can't see the image. Here's a guide for posting images on the forum. Use imgur or photobucket.
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162
by BleedingRaindrops
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: California D. Bicolor
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: California D. Bicolor

Cool. I guess that means they'll take well to extra formicarium space.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: California D. Bicolor
Replies: 2
Views: 696

California D. Bicolor

A week ago I was at a Mtg tournament in my local card shop when I spotted this girl on the floor. The others wanted to squish her (thinking she was a fly or other annoying bug) but I instantly recognized an alate and cried out for them not to. They hesitated long enough for me to scoop her up (thank...
by BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: California queen ID
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: California queen ID

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Dorymyrmex bicolor
Sweet, thanks. I've seen a lot of these guys crawling around; they should be fun to keep.