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by TheRealAntMan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 176
Views: 21699

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

Tetramorium immigrans flew here yesterday. If you missed them, you might still have a 2 day window to catch a couple more.
by TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Pennsylvania Ant ID?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Camponotus novaeboracensis.
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can I feed my ants maple syrup
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Can I feed my ants maple syrup

Only if you dilute it with some water. I recommend the solution be two parts water and one part maple syrup.
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

No, all she needs is a test tube and a small foraging area where you can give her food as she is semi-claustral
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Would greatly appreciate help identifying this queen

Pseudomyrmex queen, looks like Pseudomyrmex gracilis.
by TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID! Naperville, IL USA
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Please ID! Naperville, IL USA

Camponotus nearcticus.
by TheRealAntMan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Formica Fusca colony, what next?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Caught a Formica Fusca colony, what next?

I was digging around for extremely young Formica Fusca colonies (because queen alates fly and hibernate in the fall and hibernate over winter before begining their colonies in the spring). I captured a queen, 7 workers, and about 15 brood (10 were larva, 5 were pupa by my count). They are currently...
by TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

If you're a beginner I recommend that you release her as they are not a starter species. But if you're up for the challenge I suggest you keep her. To start you will need some host Lasius pupae (about 10-20 will do) and at least one callow Lasius worker (so the worker can open up the maturing pupae ...
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

Missed the fact that she was 9mm, this is Lasius interjectus.