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by MaxGen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Could it be picea?
by MaxGen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Caught 3 different species of queens on the 7th. A few Crematogaster, another one I still haven't identified, and this one below, she is 6 - 7mm: https://i.imgur.com/AOZh75y.jpg https://i.imgur.com/n1WLffd.jpg Not great pictures I'm afraid. Sorry. Hopefully a general species identification can be ma...
by MaxGen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ontario rainfall watching
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Ontario rainfall watching

It looks exactly the same as this, caught by me last year around the same time and same place. https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4522 Here is a shot of the probable L. murphyi caught around the same time again on my Driveway. The one caught tonight looks a bit more more like the firs...
by MaxGen
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ontario rainfall watching
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Caught some Lasius muphyi queens this evening after the rain we had today. Extremely high humidity right now.
by MaxGen
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on ant feeding.
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Question on ant feeding.

My preference is to cut or crush.
by MaxGen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard

I expected the response above, take it with a grain of salt. It’s an often-repeated knee jerk reaction to the suggestion of feeding wild caught insects. It’s up to you on how you would like to raise your colonies. I would actually argue that it is more rewarding to feed wild caught insects to your c...
by MaxGen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard

I've done it, they will eat it. Crush or cut them to help the ants get at the meat. Spiders will be appreciated. They have a broad palette.. :)
by MaxGen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Lasius alienus possibly? I've found Lasius alienus in Montreal this time of year before. My finds were mid day, not early though.
by MaxGen
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are black carpenter ant nuptial flights over?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Are black carpenter ant nuptial flights over?

I'm not familiar with your area, but it Toronto they are long over... over by a month to the week actually. You are a bit north, so it's possible flights are later than here, but I would still think you have missed them.

Just guessing though, hopefully someone closer to you will respond.