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by Roshasaur
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Mold in test tube.
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Mold in test tube.

My test tube has a little mold on the cotton that is holding the water, is this a big problem? And if so, should I move them? My queen has one worker with her, so does that mean they could move? Any help will be much appreciated Drifter. They should be fine but it will be a problem if it covers mor...
by Roshasaur
Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Identification Center Mississauga, Hurontario With Strathaven Dr, Ontario
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Queen Ant Identification Center Mississauga, Hurontario With Strathaven Dr, Ontario

Hello Guys, I found this Queen today, in the pictures you can see the Queen, I think is a Formica subsericea again, the messure is 1 Centimeter almost. I Add Some picture below... https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=5478544412206485&set=a.5468269419900651 https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=54785...
by Roshasaur
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

Would baby powder without talc work? I have also heard some people use cornstarch with rubbing alcohol. Baby powder is talcum powder. I use baby powder because it is usually mostly talcum powder. I think it may have some added scents, which have no effect on the ants. Ok! Which baby powder would yo...
by Roshasaur
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

I recommend some baby(talc) powder. Works best and cheapest. Oils usually work for small species though. Would baby powder without talc work? I have also heard some people use cornstarch with rubbing alcohol. Baby powder is talcum powder. I use baby powder because it is usually mostly talcum powder...
by Roshasaur
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

Hi again! I was wondering if you knew any escape barriers for formica ants? I don’t have fluon or talcum powder. But I have vaseline, olive oil, and other veggie oils. So do any of those work? I read that some species walk right over vaseline and oil. Do you have any advice? I recommend some baby(t...
by Roshasaur
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

Hi again! I was wondering if you knew any escape barriers for formica ants? I don’t have fluon or talcum powder. But I have vaseline, olive oil, and other veggie oils. So do any of those work? I read that some species walk right over vaseline and oil. Do you have any advice?
by Roshasaur
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identification of a queen ant
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Identification of a queen ant

I don’t see a photo?
by Roshasaur
Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

Wait, here’s another pic, it does have the silver band! I’m so blind 😝

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1786FYAcxHqxGRyJogTxOeZvPQpX8U-Mb/view?usp=drivesdk
by Roshasaur
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

So, I did my own research and I concluded that it was Formica Argentina. Because my queen doesn’t have that silver line around it’s gaster. Formica argentea* Antwiki says they still have the slivery hairs on their gaster… I guess they’re less noticeable? Cuz the subsericea have a really prominent s...
by Roshasaur
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone please identify this species?
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone please identify this species?

Roshasaur wrote:
Sun Jul 10, 2022 8:03 pm
So, I did my own research and I concluded that it was Formica Argentina. Because my queen doesn’t have that silver line around it’s gaster.
Formica argentea*