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by AntsTexas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can someone help me ID this (possible) queen?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Can someone help me ID this (possible) queen?

That is a Pogonomyrmex barbatus queen. Nice find!
by AntsTexas
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Colorado Ant Keeping
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Colorado Ant Keeping

After high school I plan on moving to Colorado with my family to go to college there and live there afterwards. Any antkeepers from Colorado (or knowledgeables) have a list of species that live there? I'd love to do some research on them.
by AntsTexas
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Texan Antkeepers (Or Knowledgeables) Please Read (Again)
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Texan Antkeepers (Or Knowledgeables) Please Read (Again)

Martialis wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:07 pm
Make sure you are not within the park's borders when collecting - it's illegal to do so.

This doesn't rule out the possibility, however, of making 100% sure you're outside the borders and collecting from around the park. ;)
Possibly.
by AntsTexas
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Texan Antkeepers (Or Knowledgeables) Please Read (Again)
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Texan Antkeepers (Or Knowledgeables) Please Read (Again)

Well... I'm sorry... that's invasives for you. :( If you went to a more undisturbed environment (i.e. rural areas outside Houston, I understand Katy is a suburb of the city.), you may very well find more diversity than those three species. The whole point of calling a species "invasive" is if it is...
by AntsTexas
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Texan Antkeepers (Or Knowledgeables) Please Read (Again)
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Texan Antkeepers (Or Knowledgeables) Please Read (Again)

Ok so I basically give up at this point. I can only find Solenopsis invicta queens, and Tapinoma melanocephalum/Parathechina longicornis workers locally here in Katy, Texas. I was wondering if anybody knew any hot spots (cities, towns, fields, parks) to find literally anything else. Also, if you kno...
by AntsTexas
Fri May 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pseudomymex Care
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Pseudomymex Care

I would give them a test tube setup plugged with cotton and a little piece of airline tubing as the nest entrance. That should keep them happy. When in doubt, try Drosophila . I actually moved them into a natural nest with a flower for nectar, because I found a hollow palm branch that's kind of lik...
by AntsTexas
Fri May 12, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pseudomymex Care
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Pseudomymex Care

I have recently acquired a colony of pseudomyrmex, there's about 6 workers and one Queen. I'm not able to find much information about them online, so I would appreciate it if anyone could let me know absolutely anything they know about them. All I know is that they have a good grip and prefer to nes...
by AntsTexas
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heating and Moisturization for Tapinoma Melanocephalum
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Heating and Moisturization for Tapinoma Melanocephalum

On Saturday, I'm heading out to get a Tapinoma Melanocephalum (ghost ant) colony. My plan was to moisturize and heat them like this: (The setup is 23x16x12 inches, with 5 inches of dirt going up from the bottom. A few tropical plants on the top. This is the exact same setup I have for my Camponotus ...
by AntsTexas
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Queen Care
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Queen Care

Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up my Camponotus sp. queen that I bought off of GAN. She had two workers, but the second one died. I'm going to start them off in an AC Test Tube Portal V2. This is what's in it: top left: water tube, bottom left: sugar water tube, top right: empty tube, bottom right: qu...
by AntsTexas
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Queen Care
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Queen Care

Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up my Camponotus sp. queen that I bought off of GAN. She had two workers, but the second one died. I'm going to start them off in an AC Test Tube Portal V2. This is what's in it: top left: water tube, bottom left: sugar water tube, top right: empty tube, bottom right: que...