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by abaek2020
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 Queens to ID - Western Michigan USA - July 2nd
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: 2 Queens to ID - Western Michigan USA - July 2nd

Hey! Im not an expert, but my guess is that the 2nd one is a Formica species. Maybe formica fucsa.
by abaek2020
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What food is favored among ants?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: What food is favored among ants?

Ants need two types of foods, Protein and Sugar. Protein is used to feed the brood and the queen, and sugar is consumed by the workers. As far as preferences, it just depends on the species and individual colony. Also, you need to have a water source like a test tube for ants to drink out of. Try o...
by abaek2020
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: hairy formica alate?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: hairy formica alate?

Scynthius wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:25 pm
queen 5 close ups and one with her and her new pupae which she appears to now be taking care of

I think it's a Solenopsis geminata or tropical fire ant not certain I'm also a beginner :lol:
by abaek2020
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency with ant queen
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Emergency with ant queen

Firecatto21 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 am
I put water and cotton. Now I have to wait 8-10 weeks will she lays eggs and they hatch. How often should I check on her?
You really don't have to check on her, but if you want to, you can check on her once or twice a week.
by abaek2020
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency with ant queen
Replies: 25
Views: 2361

Re: Emergency with ant queen

I was emptying my sunflower pot and I found am ant queen with nanitics. I have now out her in a test tube with sugar but is there anything else I need to do or am I doing something wrong. The queen is laid niger I think you'll be fine. Lasius Niger is a pretty easy species to keep. Just remember to...