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by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ant keepers in Manitoba
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Ant keepers in Manitoba

AntsInMB wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:33 am
Is there seriously no ant keepers in manitoba
I know a formiculture user named “Manitobot”(May be wrong) who lives there. Formiculture has many Canadian Antkeepers, so you may want to try there.
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen ID Please
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: New Queen ID Please

My cat found this beauty in the bedroom this morning. Just had some storms roll through during the night. Looks like pavement ant or fire ant. Dark brown to black, whitish stripe on the gaster, very thin waist with bumps. About 3/8 inch long? Thanks for looking. https://i.imgur.com/5FbKfmN.jpg http...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Brood boosting carpenter ant queens?
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Brood boosting carpenter ant queens?

Mohammadmacapundag wrote:
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:54 pm
So does the other one still have a chance?
Absolutely. Some may just be too close to hatching, so the queen may recognize them as a worker and kill them. Typically I take cocoons that look very new, so it’s like her larvae spun cocoons. That way, they have more time to gain the colony scent.
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 113

Re: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.

Alright. It must have been so scary when the workers turned on each other. Especially when the infertile queen almost(alate that shed wings) almost got to the fertile queen. I separated them, and found a way to introduce them back to each other, and added 2 queens from wild colonies. My journey of ...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need assistance with my Pseudoneoponera.
Replies: 47
Views: 469

Re: I need assistance with my Pseudoneoponera.

Damm, I don't know of my P. rufipes queen keeps eating her eggs, but their taking a long time to incubate. No larvae yet, and my other P. rufipes queen hasn't started laying yet. How long has it taken? My Odontomachus queens take 3 months for eggs to hatch without heat. Well, I have had her since J...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 113

Re: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.

I'm sorry if all these updates are getting annoying and maybe I'm looking at this a bit too deep, but my queen decided to take some brood with her and go live in a corner of the out world. The out world I have for them is literally just supposed to be a feeding place and garbage disposal place for ...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius niger colony seems to be not growing at all
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Lasius niger colony seems to be not growing at all

So it's been about a month and a half and I have noticed a few larvae have pupated and turned into adult ants, and a few more larvae have darkened, however the thing I'm interested in now is why there has been a very large egg pile building up, however none of them are hatching into larvae. I've go...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Test Tube Width
Replies: 34
Views: 593

Re: Test Tube Width

I know you’ve already answered this, but as it’s forth of July, my dog will likely bark, constantly. is there something I should do to keep it from bothering her, or will repeated (VERY loud) barking not bother her very much. Thanks! Oh, I see. Maybe wrap her in a cloth, and you can also use styrof...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please help identify these ants
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Please help identify these ants

Hi everyone very new to Ant keeping. Any help you can give to identify these ants so that I can give proper care would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. The location for all of these is North San Diego county, California. First: I caught this queen at the beginning of June she is approx...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome back to the Camponotus Crew! (New topic, old one got too long)
Replies: 51
Views: 3109

Re: Welcome back to the Camponotus Crew! (New topic, old one got too long)

Still waiting for Camponotus Americanus flights. Anybody caught any queens yet or do they typically fly in fall?