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by IntotheAM
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help in identification for California, Bay Area queen
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Help in identification for California, Bay Area queen

Location: San Jose, California Date: 11/25/2017 Length: unknown (hard to measure) Time found: around 12pm I was cleaning outside on a warm day and this little girl flew right on me. It had been raining a couple days before, so I figured that it must have triggered some nupitial flights. Can someone ...
by IntotheAM
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation in California Bay Area
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Hibernation in California Bay Area

Hello, I have 3 very young colonies (20 to 30 workers each) of Tetramorium ants. I have been wondering what to do with them as winter approaches (insert photo of Ned Stark). Will my ants go into hibernation, and if they do, what should I do with them to assist them in hibernation? Or, do ants in the...
by IntotheAM
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Hibernation

Hello, I just found this post and I have 3 very young colonies (30 to 40 workers each) of Tetramorium ants. I have been wondering what to do with them as winter approaches (insert photo of Ned Stark). Will my ants go into hibernation, and if they do, what should I do with them to assist them in hibe...
by IntotheAM
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What do I need to start off?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: What do I need to start off?

Hello, Honestly, it depends if you want a pure professional setup vs a home made one. Personally, it is a lot more fun to create Do-it-Yourself (DIY) formacriums. For supplies: Plastic containers (for housing ants and feeder insects) Plastic test tubes (capture queens) Cotton balls (for numerous use...
by IntotheAM
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus nuptial flights in California
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Camponotus nuptial flights in California

Hello Everyone, I am new to ant keeping and right now I have four tetramorium queens that are doing really well. Each queen has about 12 or more workers, which makes me very excited and happy, however, I am hoping to get more diversity in my ant keeping. I have been trying to find a camponotus queen...
by IntotheAM
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need recommendations on tetramorium ant queens
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Need recommendations on tetramorium ant queens

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give everyone an update on my ant collection and get some recommendations from you all. I caught four queens about a month ago and their pictures can be found below. I believe they are all tetramorium queen ants. I plan on only keeping one of these queens once their ...
by IntotheAM
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Temperature in California (Bay area)
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Temperature in California (Bay area)

Hello Everyone, The weather in the California Bay Area has been extremely hot lately (high 90s) and one of my queen tetramorium ants has died because of it. I still have a few more who seem to be doing alright, but I just want to know if there is anything I can do to keep them at safe temperature (n...
by IntotheAM
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bay Area (north California) - California
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Bay Area (north California) - California

Hello, I am posting to bump my original post and see if anyone can confirm what kind the two new queens are. I think they are tetramorium, but I am fairly new at this. If they all are tetramorium, how difficult is it to combine them together? Hey everyone. I think I found two more queens. I think th...
by IntotheAM
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bay Area (north California) - California
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Bay Area (north California) - California

Also, if these all are tetramorium queens, how difficult would it be to fuse them into one colony?
by IntotheAM
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bay Area (north California) - California
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Bay Area (north California) - California

Hey everyone. I think I found two more queens. I think they are both tetramorium queens again, but confirmation is always nice. Please let me know what you all think they are. Queen 1 http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz125/darkplague56/20170614_134228.jpg Queen 2 http://i820.photobucket.com/albums...