Search found 7 matches

by Pandinus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Do my ants need more space?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Do my ants need more space?

Hello everyone, I caught 6 ant queens this summer, 5 of them laid eggs and started their colony. It is amazing to watch the colony grow bigger and become more active. I 3D printed some small, 60mm*60mm*30mm, chambers to connect the test tubes to and feed them. The curious thing is they drop the wast...
by Pandinus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species

Can't be Lasius neoniger , which is a Nearctic species. Yeah I looked it up more detailed later and saw that too. They also have their nuptial flight at the end of august to beginning of september. I can't zoom in near enough to see the hairs, my camera isn't that good :). I made the new pictures w...
by Pandinus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species

Yeah thanks, I think that is it :) .
by Pandinus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species

Hey guys I finally managed to make some close up pictures of one of my Queens. Here are some more dates where I found them if needed country: Germany city: Bonn Region: North Rhine-Westphalia date: 5. to 9. july body lenght: 9mm http://imageshack.com/a/img924/8048/s7EOQD.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/...
by Pandinus
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species

Hi,
I will take some more pictures with better quality as soon as I get my camera back from my sister.
by Pandinus
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species

Thank you.
How can you tell that it is an Formica sp. and what does sp. mean?
by Pandinus
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Have caught 6 Queens but don't know the species

Hello everyone, I am new to ant keeping and caught my first queens in beginning of july. All 6 of them are the same species but I am not 100% sure which one they belongs to. My current guess is that they are Lasius Niger. They already laid a bunch of eggs, approximately 15-25 per queen. Here is a ph...