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by LearningAntz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Alberta nuptial flights
Replies: 17
Views: 1927

Re: Alberta nuptial flights

Myrmica Sp. (Im assuming Rubra) Have 100% been flying in Calgary (Bridle wood area) this week. I saw the flights live in action on Sept 6th. The past few days I've caught about 15 queens. I'm trying to found the colony's a few different ways. I have dual queens, 4 queens and a 3 queen set up. Also ...
by LearningAntz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lasius queens never wait
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Lasius queens never wait

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:11 pm
It's only certain species such as lasius nenoniger (which fly in september) that wait until after hibernation to lay.
Lasius neoniger actually can lay eggs prior to hibernation if they fly earlier. Their flights aren’t specific to September only.
by LearningAntz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Semi Claustral Queens, help
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Semi Claustral Queens, help

Not polygamous, but polygynous. Even so, they sometimes will fight. Myrmica can not be identified to the species with close examination. Actually, some Myrmica can be ID easily without close exmination like Myrmica Rubra . Myrmica rubra is the exception. I was pertaining to other species in the gen...
by LearningAntz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Semi Claustral Queens, help
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Semi Claustral Queens, help

Not polygamous, but polygynous. Even so, they sometimes will fight. Myrmica can not be identified to the species with close examination. Semi-claustral queens are fairly easy to care for. It’s a common misconception that they’re difficult. All my semi-claustral queens I’ve caught so far have reared ...
by LearningAntz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queen ant stubborn
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Queen ant stubborn

Will the queen spawn eggs if I don't collect the workers with her? If the queen has already established a colony you must collect some of her workers. If she’s fully claustral she won’t have the necessary nutrients she once did in order to fast for the length of time she did when she raised her fir...
by LearningAntz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Strange ant behavior - Polyrhachis (ammon?)

Are you sure they aren’t arboreal?
by LearningAntz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I add workers in with caught queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Should I add workers in with caught queen?

I caught a lasius (not a parasite)queen about 4 days ago. There were two queens in roughly the same area. I was wanting with my nephew who couldn't wait and kept overturning g rocks before I could look. I caught the two queens but I don't know who is who. There were a few workers near each queen wh...
by LearningAntz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Myrmecology, Laboratory/Field Work, Publications, Documentaries
Topic: Another recent taxonomic change
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Another recent taxonomic change

I know I already wrote about this but no one seemed to have read so I'm writing about it again.As many of you might know Formica Fusca is NOT found in North America. The once believed Formica Fusca of North America is actually not related to the Formica Fusca in other parts of the world. A friend (...
by LearningAntz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

I am brand new to this, I've been trying to find laws and regulations for ants and bug catching.. the only ones I can find are for import of ants (72 species apparently legal to import), and the general list of CAS animals which contains zero insects and thus apparently even keeping the invasive my...
by LearningAntz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I would appreciate some help identifying this ant.
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: I would appreciate some help identifying this ant.

Hi ant friends, I'm new to the ant keeping hobby. In July, I found this ant queen and put her in a test tube setup. Now she has a bunch of eggs. She is about 10mm long. I would be grateful if I could get an identification. Thanks for your help and greetings from Switzerland. http://i1266.photobucke...