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by MaxGen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 90

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: 94

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.
by MaxGen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Guys, What Species Is The Best For A First Colony?
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Guys, What Species Is The Best For A First Colony?

From my experience, Tetramorium immigrans is fool proof. Fast growing, tolerant of light and vibrations and will eat anything. They are also pleomatrotic, so you can put multiple queens together for the founding stage. Put 7 - 10 queens in a tube and you'll have 100+ workers by the end of the summer.
by MaxGen
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Test tube set up-what went wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Test tube set up-what went wrong?

It happens, they could have been injured prior to you catching then, or when you handled them catching and placing them into the tube.

You still have 2, so you are doing it right so far...
by MaxGen
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen Ant?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Is this a Queen Ant?

It looks like a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen to me
by MaxGen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Fun Ant Colony App
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Fun Ant Colony App

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by MaxGen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Strange Orange Ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

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
by MaxGen
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Some Questions, please answer. ty
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Some Questions, please answer. ty

I'm in Toronto. It's a little late for the Camponotus flights, but you may still find some. I found a male last night, which means some are still flying. I'd suggest looking around your house/neighborhood between 10 and 11pm. I have found the most at about 10:30pm. You can certainly start looking ea...