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by HelixHelix
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Food help for Camponatus Queens
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Food help for Camponatus Queens

@YSTheAnt Oh! I actually didn't consider hibernation, as the room I keep them in has been dipping into the 70s and high 60s (a good hibernation temp prolly). As for feed, I actually gave them fruit flies! They responded very well, but surprisingly cucumbers are a favorite! The flies are safe, to my ...
by HelixHelix
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Food help for Camponatus Queens
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Food help for Camponatus Queens

Hello! This topic prolly dovetails into keeping too, since I'm new, but my queens haven't been doing well. Workers have been dying and they have no new eggs. Both queens look lethargic too... :( Well, I've been giving them small pieces of fruit, and trying to clean the area I feed them too. (As soon...
by HelixHelix
Mon May 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Well, this is one big ant...
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Well, this is one big ant...

This is a Camponotus major. They're huge. :) Some get nearly the size of queens! That itty bitty queen you caught can still be identified. Aw, shoot, haha. I wonder if Camp. is flying... I'm pretty sure this one is a queen ( C. pennsylvanicus ). More pictures would help to confirm this. I'm gonna a...
by HelixHelix
Mon May 01, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Well, this is one big ant...
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Well, this is one big ant...

This is perhaps the biggest ant I've had the pleasure of seeing, barring the gigantic-headed carpenter soldiers I've seen running around on campus. Picture included, taken today (May 1st!). Now, this is wild, because I found this lady RIGHT ON MY DESK. My pencil in the picture? She was on the right ...
by HelixHelix
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Another Hibernation Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Another Hibernation Thread

So sorry to put the forums on another Hibernation thread, but it's come down to a choice for me: risking the 38-48 F temp flux outdoors or keeping the gals in my 59-60 F closet. They seem to be moving less, but as this is my first project, no matter how much I read I'm still going to question it. I ...
by HelixHelix
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 Different Species? [New Jersey, USA]
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: 2 Different Species? [New Jersey, USA]

Oh boy, this is bound to get interesting...

Thank you for the help! I'll move my way into the help subforum now, ahaha! Looks like the Lasius needs to be released, she's spreading her destructive habits onto the other gals /joke
by HelixHelix
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 Different Species? [New Jersey, USA]
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: 2 Different Species? [New Jersey, USA]

As for measurements: the brownish ones are about .6-.6 mm The larger black ones weigh in at .7 to .8! Thank you so much for the help, and hopefully that helps a tad? If it is a Lasius parasite... I'm not equipped to care for her... :cry: I have no nests to have her use to establish. And, which ones ...
by HelixHelix
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 Different Species? [New Jersey, USA]
Replies: 4
Views: 311

2 Different Species? [New Jersey, USA]

Hello! A few weeks ago, I managed to run into some queen ants! Temp was ~80 degress Found between 2-5pm 11-17-2016 in Galloway, New Jersey The large black lassies seem to be camponatus spp? However, the more spitfire ones are smaller, more yellow, and have darker wings than the others and also have ...