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by TheRealAntMan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: How, exactly, do you setup a heating cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: How, exactly, do you setup a heating cable?

I wouldn't recommend using heating cable for test tubes setups. Instead, use a heating mat. All you have to do is place the mat under the side that has water. But you shouldn't be worrying about this since your ants are preparing for hibernation (if not already).
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: October 24 - South Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: October 24 - South Florida

Forelius Pruinosus queens aren't larger than 5mm in length.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: October 24 - South Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: October 24 - South Florida

Looks like a Dorymyrmex Bureni queen.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Messors and sugar,sweet etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Messors and sugar,sweet etc.

My messors don't seem to like so much sugar water. I have tried many types of sweets and sweet liquid and they don't seem to to consume much. Sometimes they will take sugar water. Do they asways need it? Harvester ants do not need sugars, they can perfectly acquire all needed sugars from the "bread...
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lasius queens never wait
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Lasius queens never wait

Lasius alienus and pallitarsis will found colonies before hibernation. The bulk of Lasius Americanus fly in the summer so of course, they lay eggs well before hibernation. As previously stated it's only the late flying Lasius that doesn't lay eggs before hibernation. Of course, if you have records ...
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Semi Claustral Queens, help
Replies: 12
Views: 258

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 . the second part of the binomial nomenclature shouldn’t be capitalized. I'm a...
by TheRealAntMan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Semi Claustral Queens, help
Replies: 12
Views: 258

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: 97

Re: Tetramorium or Pheidole?

Tetramorium Caespitum queens. Best to separate as they are not polygynous.