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by MaxGen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Whitney, NB - 1st time keeper

The fire ants sightings in your area are most probably Myrmica rubra
by MaxGen
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Spam Bot
Replies: 20
Views: 5052

Re: Spam Bot

I think the biggest problem here is that AntsCanada is using phpBB, a freeware bulletin board package. I'm a little surprised about this actually. AC should be large enough now to afford vBulletin. Forms generate content, and content generates customers. I'm not involved in the business obviously, b...
by MaxGen
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Stigmatoma pallipes care help
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Stigmatoma pallipes care help

7mm - Toronto, On. August 27

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by MaxGen
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Stigmatoma pallipes care help
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Stigmatoma pallipes care help

Caught what I believe is a Stigmatoma pallipes queen tonight. Anyone have any care info for them? ie: are they parasitic and are they semi-claustral?

Anyone with experience, please share.

Thanks,
by MaxGen
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ontario rainfall watching
Replies: 40
Views: 1480

Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Lots flying in Toronto today. Caught several Myrmica rubra in the pool, saw a load of Solenopsis molesta queens (too small for my liking), caught a Stimatoma pallipes I think, and in Markham Lasius neoniger are flying.
by MaxGen
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Question about barrier choices
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Question about barrier choices

Wouldn't that be unsightly on your outworld though?

FYI, my personal experience has shown me that PTFE works great for smaller species, but my larger species seem to be able to walk right over it. For the larger species, I find talc better.
by MaxGen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 142

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: 4
Views: 142

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: 40
Views: 1480

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: 40
Views: 1480

Re: Ontario rainfall watching

Caught some Lasius muphyi queens this evening after the rain we had today. Extremely high humidity right now.