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by BleedingRaindrops
Mon May 31, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID: Pennsylvania mature queen
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Queen ID: Pennsylvania mature queen

I've used an online guide and I believe this is Lasius. I don't know enough to determine the species but given the region I am in and the distinct black color I am going to take a firm guess at Lasius niger.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sun May 23, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID: Pennsylvania mature queen
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Queen ID: Pennsylvania mature queen

link because images aren't loading
https://imgur.com/a/CCzeWLC
by BleedingRaindrops
Sun May 23, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID: Pennsylvania mature queen
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Queen ID: Pennsylvania mature queen

I caught this girl while camping in central PA (Perry County), USA last week. It was not during a nuptial flight. She is 6mm long, and definitely fully black in color. I apologize for the blurry images; phone cameras these days have removed manual zoom and she kept trying to hide under the cotton. I...
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: 417

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: 969

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: 1569

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: 1636

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 ***** the drinking straw exit mentioned above. ...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Solonopsis invicta
Replies: 1
Views: 612

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: 966

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: 1536

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