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by Xephke
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Escaping Ants Help Needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Escaping Ants Help Needed!

Ok, I currently have an AntsCanada Formica Hybrid Nest 2.0 with a Pheidole sp. living in it for a few months now. I have had a few minor escape attempts before since I am still learning, but was able to stop them before they got worse. After noticing some ants around the hybrid nest a week or two ag...
by Xephke
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identifications McAllen, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Queen Identifications McAllen, Texas

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Pseudomyrmex gracilis, Dorymyrmex sp., Pheidole sp., and possibly a Crematogaster sp.
Thanks for the really fast reply!
by Xephke
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identifications McAllen, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Queen Identifications McAllen, Texas

Sorry if the pictures are not that clear. Queen #1 (1 queen caught) I think it may be a Mexican Twig Ant Queen http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/Xephke/20170627_113751_zps4mk5vgmk.jpg http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w458/Xephke/20170627_113714_zpspgskztlh.jpg Queens 2 and 3 I think may be...
by Xephke
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Black Crazy Ants
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Black Crazy Ants

Offer them some sugar and a bit of protein (either in the tube or put the tube into a small outworld). The workers are most likely very hungry and if they're not fed they might end up eating the larvae. You shouldn't move the ants to a formicarium until they are 20-50 workers strong and you should ...
by Xephke
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Black Crazy Ants
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Black Crazy Ants

Small update: The workers in the test tube setup now have started to pull strands of the cotton to try and get out which means they are trying to forge which bring up my questions up above.
by Xephke
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Black Crazy Ants
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Black Crazy Ants

Ok, so its been almost a week since I put my black crazy ant queen in a test tube setup, and after finding out that my queen is worker dependent I moved 4 workers in the test tube setup with her. But, after she laid her brood she did nothing with them, and once I moved in the workers they slowly mov...
by Xephke
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016

Ok, I moved 3 workers into the test tube setup and they are not attacking her, thankfully! I saw right when she saw them enter she started to rub herself and spread her pheromones. But, now the workers are just running around. One of them found the small drop of honey I put inside.
by Xephke
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016

I agree with P. longicornis . She is probably dependent on workers, at this point. If she is what would I have to do? You'd need to get workers from the colony she is from. Ok, I'm guessing the ants that were carrying her up my chimney were not from her colony. So with that is there a way for me to...
by Xephke
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016

Batspiderfish wrote:I agree with P. longicornis.

She is probably dependent on workers, at this point.
If she is what would I have to do?
by Xephke
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Queen Identification McAllen, Texas, 10/26/2016

Ok hey guys! I thought I would post it here also to help identify my queen. Since, I have been getting a few different species that it may be, so I thought of posting it here to get more minds on it. :D Thanks for the help! :D She was caught on 10/26/2016 Was caught in McAllen, Texas Body length in ...