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by DrMill
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

KingKyle26 wrote:You don't have to find her until the first workers arrive
Thanks, I found another one at school lol :D
by DrMill
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Fulkol wrote:"The eggs take 44 to 61 days to fully develop into adults."

This is taken from their wiki page so not the holy bible but something for you to start with :)
Thanks I read the same wiki just then lol. Do you know by any chance what I should feed her and when?
by DrMill
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Hi guys.

A quick question, how long does an iridomyrmex egg form into the adult worker or pupa.
Ive had my queen for 4 days now and on the 2 day she laid eggs.

Thanks ;)
by DrMill
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker or queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Worker or queen?

Batspiderfish wrote:Camponotus major worker.
Thanks!
by DrMill
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker or queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Worker or queen?

I'm a begginner, this may seem stupid but is this ant a worker or a queen? Ive seen a queen that looks like workers. http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh486/DrMill7/IMG_0444_zpsvj5tjrny.jpg I think this is a camponotus worker, Any way if it is, I can simply return it back outside. I'm just a littl...
by DrMill
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help me identify this queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Help me identify this queen!

She is definitely fully claustral. Just by looking at her mesosoma you can tell she is. Best advice is to leave her in a dark area and not touch her for a couple of months. I have a couple of Iridomyrmex queens in founding right now. Best of luck! :) Thanks for all the help, she is kept safe in the...
by DrMill
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help me identify this queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Help me identify this queen!

I'd say Iridomyrmex , though we need much better pictures. Yep, looks very much like Iridomyrmex sp. . Would need closer pictures to confirm and then to distinguish the species. Thanks for the reply guys. I do beilive myself that she is a iridomyrmex queen. Unfortunately my camera has really bad zo...
by DrMill
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help me identify this queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Help me identify this queen!

Hey guys, I'm a beginner in the world of ant keeping and was wondering if you could help me identify this queen ant I caught today during a nuptial flight. I cuaght this queen in Perth, Western Australia after a rain storm in my backyard. I saw her on my bath towl. :? She's about 10mm or 1cm in leng...