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by TheRealAntMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Semi Claustral Queens, help
Replies: 8
Views: 40

Re: Semi Claustral Queens, help

LearningAntz wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:17 pm
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.
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tetramorium or Pheidole?
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Tetramorium or Pheidole?

Tetramorium Caespitum queens. Best to separate as they are not polygynous.
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster hibernation & air bubbles
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Crematogaster hibernation & air bubbles

Air bubbles won't affect your queens in any way. Attempting to manually remove the air bubbles can result in catastrophe for both you and your queens. As for the wings, there should be nothing to worry about. When the workers arrive they will move it to the other side of the test tube where it can b...
by TheRealAntMan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lasius queens never wait
Replies: 3
Views: 23

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.
Agreed. Late-flying Lasius wait for the spring before laying their eggs.
by TheRealAntMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Looks like a wasp to me.
by TheRealAntMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hydration medium qustion
Replies: 7
Views: 52

Re: Hydration medium qustion

I know some people that use perlite too. I personally don't know anyone who uses straight sand but I do know that people use sand, dirt, and clay though.
by TheRealAntMan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: New and need help
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: New and need help

Driver ants will not stay a single minute in a captive space. Before you know it they're running along everywhere in your living space. They are just one of those ant species that are better to be viewed in the wild than in captivity.
by TheRealAntMan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen from July
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Queen from July

Appears to be a Formica queen. Next time please add measurements.
by TheRealAntMan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification Help Pls
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Queen Identification Help Pls

Looks like Aphenogaster. More angles would be very helpful.