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by Sponge
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Strange Orange Ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Strange Orange Ant?

That looks like a velvet ant/Cow killer ant. It's not an ant, but rather a wasp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutillidae I suspected that, but I thought the wasps were more hairy. I'm inclined to believe you as it doesn't really look like an ant, just strange it doesn't look like most velvet wasps ...
by Sponge
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Strange Orange Ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Strange Orange Ant?

My mother took this picture of a strange looking ant on our patio and sent it to me.
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Sadly this is the only image we have of this ant.

It is low priority but I would appreciate it if you guys could identify this ant's species.
by Sponge
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Texas Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Texas Queen

KingKyle26 wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Solenopsis invicta
Oh, thanks!
A fire ant, huh? Welp, I'll just have to let it go. Thanks anyways!
by Sponge
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Texas Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Texas Queen

No one?
by Sponge
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Texas Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Texas Queen

Hello! So I caught this Queen here in North-East Texas on February 20th. http://i.imgur.com/QPhjogj.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Z1QaiXN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/vbwNrW8.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nTg30Bj.jpg From my measurements, she's 7-8 mm. Sorry for the horrible pictures, I don't have a good mono camera. I...
by Sponge
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Harvester Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Harvester Ants

Harvester ants usually don't take sugar unless they're really low on energy or water. They get their sugars from the seeds. Seeds also contain protein but an additional protein source is often required. Ok, got it. A little bit of sugar, seeds, and some protein. I don't actually have an ant colony ...
by Sponge
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Dirt in a formicarium?
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: Dirt in a formicarium?

Serafine wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:09 am
Yes you can do that. Bake the soil (and let it cool down) before you put it in to kill mites and parasites.
Does it have any benefits for the ants though?
by Sponge
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Harvester Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Harvester Ants

Hey!

So I was wondering how you fit seeds into a Harvester Ants diet? Does it replace something or do you just fit it in with the usual sugar and protein?
by Sponge
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Dirt in a formicarium?
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Dirt in a formicarium?

Hello!

So I was wondering if any of you put dirt in your formicarium's? Not like a traditional ant farm where they dig it out and make there own nests, but like a thin layer of dirt on the floor. If so do you think it helps the ants in anyway? Or is it just for looks?
by Sponge
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Need help asap!
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Need help asap!

Alright so I recently found 3 winged queens and 13 male drones but they were all only around 15 feet from the nest and I doubt they are mated. I put them all in a tub together, but haven't seen any mating. Will they successfully mate even if they are the same colony? I know it varies from species t...