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by ameablable
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay) Queens caught Aug 29
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Re: Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay) Queens caught Aug 29

Phoenix wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:33 pm
Formica Spp.
Batspiderfish wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:17 am
This is Formica sp.
Okay!
Sorry @perkdawg, but I'm going to trust the majority in this one.
by ameablable
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay) Queens caught Aug 29
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Re: Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay) Queens caught Aug 29

Seriously? She just doesn't seem big enough for camponotus Pennsylvanicus, because I've seen workers bigger than her. She is 1cm in length. Also the camponotus americanus queens I witnessed earlier in the year were half a centimeter bigger. I was really hoping for Formica aswell. Darn. Because my ol...
by ameablable
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay) Queens caught Aug 29
Replies: 9
Views: 1528

Northern Ontario (Thunder Bay) Queens caught Aug 29

Hello, I had an amazing ant day while walking through the residential area of the city of Thunder Bay. I caught 6 queens! :D They all seem to be the same species but I can't put my finger on what they are. I'm pretty sure they are some sort of Formica queen. They are all roughly 10mm in length. Caug...
by ameablable
Sat May 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible early Canadian flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Possible early Canadian flight

Cool!
Is there any extra work involved taking care of an evicted queen?
Or can I treat her as a new queen?
by ameablable
Sat May 20, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible early Canadian flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Possible early Canadian flight

Update: she layed an egg.
Here's a pic with better lighting.

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I'm leaving to go out of town till Monday so unfortunately I can't take anymore pictures.
by ameablable
Sat May 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible early Canadian flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Possible early Canadian flight

Huh. Didn't know we even had its host Lasius Niger here though.

Here's a better picture.
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by ameablable
Sat May 20, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible early Canadian flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Possible early Canadian flight

7mm long.
Less than 4 wide it's hard to tell
by ameablable
Sat May 20, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible early Canadian flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Possible early Canadian flight

This is not an ID request, antweb makes it pretty easy to ID ants in this region. I went on a walk yesterday and came upon a queen ant. I'm fairly certain it is Formica Podzolica as she looks right, she is the right size, and there isn't a whole lot of variety of species where I live. (see image) Th...
by ameablable
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is Crayola air dry clay safe?
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Is Crayola air dry clay safe?

Hello! I'm brand new to ant keeping and have just ordered a starter kit from the AntsCanada website. I was wondering if when decorating the ants' outworld, can I use Crayola brand air dry clay? I don't want to line the floor with it, just for some props, like an offering table or a tiny city ruins. ...