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by averagebilly
Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 137
Views: 8780

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

I found a Camponotus alate in my house yesterday, still flying, though. Southern Ontario.
by averagebilly
Mon May 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

The best thing to do, is to wait for her to lay eggs. If she doesn't lay eggs, she's going to die. What you should ask yourself is: Do you want her to die in the wild, tossed out of her home, or do you want to keep her, so that she might lay eggs, or might die? I've had several wueen that didn't lay...
by averagebilly
Mon May 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Lasius Umbratus Journal (My first One)
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Lasius Umbratus Journal (My first One)

Oh, yeah, here's the post where I got her identified, just to make sure that she is a Lasius Umbratus:

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=5857
by averagebilly
Mon May 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Lasius Umbratus Journal (My first One)
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Lasius Umbratus Journal (My first One)

5/14/2018 I caught a Lasius Unbratus queen while mowing the lawn. Later, I flipped over some rocks to get some Laisus workers (Niger/Neoniger), and brood (Even some insect that they were farming!). I didn't have a big enough outworld for the introduction process (http://www.formiculture.com/topic/32...
by averagebilly
Fri May 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a social Parasite?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Is this a social Parasite?

Aquaexploder wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Definitely a social parasite, looks a little like L. Umbratus but hard to tell with your pictures. For information on social parasites look here: http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
Thanks! :D
by averagebilly
Fri May 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?

Fairly small, probably around 15 - 25 workers.
by averagebilly
Thu May 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a social Parasite?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Is this a social Parasite?

I was observing a Tetramorium colony in my front yard, when I found this 8mm queen weacing through the nest entrances. She doesn't have wings, and I think she might be a some sort of social parasite. Please identify. If she is a social parasite, please tell me what to do. Thanks! https://imgur.com/g...
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Graveyard - Nursery?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Graveyard - Nursery?

I think that the pupae are still alive, and that they were just moved into the test tube for better humidity conditions.
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queens trying to escape
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Queens trying to escape

How are the test tubes set up? Do they have a lot of space in them? For now, i would recommend just adding more cotton, as they could just be trying to get comfortable.keep and eye on them to make sure they don't escape. They are the typical setup, about 3/4 water, cotton stopper, small space, then...
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Need help identifying

Comnav24 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 pm
They are all gone now.
:(

This forum need a crying emote for this type of situation. Good luck with any future queens.