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by Rhetorik
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: general talk about our colonies
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: general talk about our colonies

My camponotus novaeboracensis colony is coming along well, I caught the queen July 2017. They're up too about 30 worker and a couple majors, one of which has a white patch on her thorax. They started in a test tube which I connected to an out world, I've since switched them to a new tube with the he...
by Rhetorik
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: QueenFarm V1
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: QueenFarm V1

Neat

Have you tested it yet?

And Welcome
by Rhetorik
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Formicarium
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Camponotus Formicarium

I didn't have much luck with meal worms, my camponotus wouldn't go near them. Cricket thighs are clean and easy, if the food isn't taken in the first couple days remove it and store her away...she's good for a couple months Small drop of honey on wax paper or whatever to make clean up easier. Good l...
by Rhetorik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Formicarium
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Camponotus Formicarium

Founding formicarium seems like a good idea, offer food and see if she settles.

Most queens that wouldn't settle and pulled died not long after.
by Rhetorik
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Formicarium
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Camponotus Formicarium

"Lightweight" cement or grout should work fine...depends on what you have access too.
by Rhetorik
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Eastern Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Queen ID Eastern Ontario

The workers and queen look like Temnothorax (acorn ant) or Leptothorax (no common name). The queen looks like Tetramorium, but the workers do not, so they couldn't be Tetramorium. And different species don't get along so well. And queens don't lay eggs of different species! :lol: Lol thank you Ants...
by Rhetorik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Eastern Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Queen ID Eastern Ontario

Will do

So far they haven't done much, tending to the eggs and grooming each other. They're put away now and I'll check on them in a month.

Hoping to get an ID on the possible tetrimorium in this thread...bump
by Rhetorik
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Eastern Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Queen ID Eastern Ontario

why do you have queens together they are not polygenous Apparently there have been cases of polygenous colonies, doing my own little experiment. I have a feeling 2 of them may stop laying eggs and act as workers or they may be forced out once the colony reaches a certain size. http://www.myrmecos.n...
by Rhetorik
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Eastern Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Queen ID Eastern Ontario

Thank you

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Light brown
Caught august-September
5-6 mm
Perferring peanut butter

Couldn't get a great angle, hope the workers will help with id.

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