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by skyfreeman
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius niger queen laid red egg
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Lasius niger queen laid red egg

Hey, so I had a queen ant that did something similar to this about a year ago. The egg turned out to be a Phorid fly's egg that had parasitically injected here with an egg of its own that she then cared for till she died, about the time that it hatched. Unfortunately there is nothing you can really ...
by skyfreeman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can I salvage this
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Can I salvage this

Hey there, so I recently caught a Tetramorium immigrans queen and she produced quite a large brood of eggs. Unfortunately over the course of 4 days that I was away, she passed and now I have about 13 larvae left unattended and wriggling. I have been trying to keep an eye out over the past few days f...
by skyfreeman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Ant farmers in BC, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Ant farmers in BC, Canada

I also live in BC, currently living in Victoria
by skyfreeman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Using a Hybrid Camponotus formicarium for Brachymyrmex depilis?
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Using a Hybrid Camponotus formicarium for Brachymyrmex depilis?

Hey, I bought a camponotus hybrid nest kit about a year ago and have a a queen with about 8 workers now and several eggs but where I am from they have a long hibernation period, blah blah, its been about a year so its gonna be quite a while still. I recently caught a Brachymyrmex depilis queen thoug...
by skyfreeman
Sun May 28, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

http://imgur.com/a/ZGOS3

She is about 7mm long, caught here while she was making her cloistral chamber under a rock. Caught her on the 18th near Williams Lake, in the interior of BC Canada.
by skyfreeman
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Camponotus eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Camponotus eggs

Thanks for the replies :D . I knew the eggs and such hibernated from my degree just wanted to check with others to confirm this as normal as I haven't kept Camponotus before and wasn't quite sure of the combined effect of hibernation and their relative slow rate of growth.
by skyfreeman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Camponotus eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Camponotus eggs

Hey there, I caught a Camponotus queen in the end of September and have had her and the initial eggs in a test tube configuration since. I live in British Columbia, Canada and so I know due to the weather and the timing everything may be slowed due to naturally hibernating at this time but I have no...