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by StormDancer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 1682

Re: Let me see your setups.

My setup for a Novomessor colony.

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by StormDancer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: odontomachus help
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: odontomachus help

Leave her be would be my advice and just provide a new tuve that's covered close to her current tube. She will move if she feels the need.
by StormDancer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: odontomachus help
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: odontomachus help

There's a large possibility she is eating and you don't see her doing so. Just provide a sugar source constantly and small insects or insect parts to her once a day. Mine really liked termites.
by StormDancer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Pogonomyrmex?
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Pogonomyrmex?

I wasn't saying you were. Simply saying they probably aren't p. badius and they probably aren't parasites. Not that you said they were either of those or that you said p. badius were parasites.
by StormDancer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Trap Jaw Ant Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Trap Jaw Ant Setup

Haha, yes. I caught two trap jaw queens last year and several other species. None of them survived. It was my first time with them. This year I've had very few deaths. Didn't find trap jaws again though. So you're doing very well.
by StormDancer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Payson, Arizona!
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Hello from Payson, Arizona!

Hi there! It's always great to have new ant keepers around. I am from New Mexico myself so likely we will encounter many of the same species which I find awesome. I don't know of many people here who are keeping the desert species.
by StormDancer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Pogonomyrmex?
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Pogonomyrmex?

Hm, I did not know that. Thank you for the information. I doubt that is what these ants are though. Pogonomyrmex badius isn't found in Oklahoma and they aren't social parasites because the queen likely founded on her own.
by StormDancer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen stopped taking care of her eggs a week after being caught, why?
Replies: 23
Views: 1262

Re: Queen stopped taking care of her eggs a week after being caught, why?

Post pics for someone to ID, they might be social parasites. That's why I asked for the species. You never know whether they could be fully-claustral, semi-claustral or parasitic. I'm unable to ID it tough, I'm sorry, I'm still learning in this field. I umderstand why you asked for species, they re...
by StormDancer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Identification please!
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Ant Identification please!

Post pictures please and sizes.
by StormDancer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen stopped taking care of her eggs a week after being caught, why?
Replies: 23
Views: 1262

Re: Queen stopped taking care of her eggs a week after being caught, why?

That's possible. I don't know enough about lasius up there to say.