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by Scynthius
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male ant or some other insect?
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Is this a male ant or some other insect?

Are you sure. It's body looks too similar to a ant
by Scynthius
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male ant or some other insect?
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Is this a male ant or some other insect?

this ant(?) came in on some lettuce. just curious if it's a male ant or something else? https://scontent.fyxd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37806151_1745570295490920_183101722913144832_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e0839f0876bb58c26a35903c6a4b5bc6&oe=5BD7F45D https://scontent.fyxd1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/3779616...
by Scynthius
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Formica fully claustral queen died
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Formica fully claustral queen died

Thanks for the reply.

Do queens die when they aren't fertile? Almost like giving up on life because they won't have workers to take care of them?
by Scynthius
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Wine cooler for hibernating
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Wine cooler for hibernating

So I've been trying to come up with a solution for hibernating my ants. This is my first attempt at keeping ants. I currently have 8 formica spp. Queens. So I was looking at using a second hand mini fridge but I figured if I was gonna buy something I would like to buy something where I can set the t...
by Scynthius
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Formica queens still not laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

Re: Formica queens still not laying eggs

I just had the queen that was identified as podzilica did in the last week
by Scynthius
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Formica fully claustral queen died
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Formica fully claustral queen died

Caught 8 queens on August 6 and one of the 8 died sometime between last Saturday and today. It was caught without wings on(I know this doesn't indicate anything) caught in the central Alberta area keep at room or warmer. I had posted picture here and was identified as a formica (podzilica?) Queen. I...
by Scynthius
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification in Camrose Alberta Canada Caught on August 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Queen Identification in Camrose Alberta Canada Caught on August 6th

So Queen 8 was caught on august 6 with most of the others but when we were grabbing some more picture of her tonight we noticed a couple of copper-ish bumps on her gaster near her thorax. Upon closer inspection the were little insects (possibly mites?) wondering what we can do to get rid of these or...
by Scynthius
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification in Camrose Alberta Canada Caught on August 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Queen Identification in Camrose Alberta Canada Caught on August 6th

Hey we caught some queens on august 6th we need identified, a couple have already been identified but wanted to get the rest identified. (some queen numbers missing because 3,4,5 have been identified) Queen 1 http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9390/OMuujb.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9064/adlz2C.j...
by Scynthius
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Formica queens still not laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

Formica queens still not laying eggs

so i caught 8 queens a couple weeks ago and 2 this week, I've had a few of them identified here, one as formica aserva which is a social parasite she has a single host workers eclosed from pupae(the rest still haven't eclosed yet) that we took from another formica nest. She appears to be doing well ...