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by TheRealAntMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica Pallidefulva
Replies: 17
Views: 213

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Update: Today while feeding them a drop of honey, the queen decided to come out and have a taste of the sweet goodies. It's actually not the first time I've seen her do this though, as I sometimes see her foraging along with the workers in the AC portal. Just yesterday she brought in two cricket le...
by TheRealAntMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: drowning
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: drowning

Are they completely submerged? They could be just stuck if they aren't completely submerged.
by TheRealAntMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID update, i have new macro lens trying to get maybes into "THAT"
Replies: 9
Views: 51

Re: ID update, i have new macro lens trying to get maybes into "THAT"

wow, thanks, id much rather have pheidole. can you pick out which numbers? next go around with pictures ill make sure to hyper focus on those. what features are indicating this.? wouldnt their mandibles be more flush, less narrow gap? We would need either full body shots or shots of antennae which ...
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need Help with ID For These Queens
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Need Help with ID For These Queens

#1: Probably Lasius Flavus
#2 Appears to be a social parasite, probably Lasius Fuliginosus
#3 Seemingly Lasius Neglectus
Also a small gaster is not a sign of infertility.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Colony survival
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Colony survival

Pheidole queens are not replaceable; once a queen dies in her nest and, there are no more remaining queens, the colony will die out. A better option is Myrmica. Queens can be added every few years and if I'm correct apparently virgin queens can mate in the nest but don't back me up on that though.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Camponotus workers that harden inside their pupae?
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Camponotus workers that harden inside their pupae?

Look at them in good lighting, sometimes they appear black in low lighting.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A colony restored (AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen continued)
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: A colony restored (AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen continued)

I doubt it's Lasius Neoniger as there flights run through September and October. Unless you caught it last year of course. But to be sure, you should get an ID confirmation.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: brood boosting
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: brood boosting

cheetawolf wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:50 pm
my tetramorium immigrans queen has 3 workers 2 larva and no eggs, can i take some eggs from my lasius niger queen who has plenty? is it safe, ive never done it before
It's never recommenced to mix and match brood from different ant genera.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: TheRealAntMan's Solenopsis Molesta
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: TheRealAntMan's Solenopsis Molesta

Update: Lots of eggs and much more coming. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/f319/TheRealAntMan/s0/9a858dcb-a187-4741-b7ad-f4705592ce79-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/f319/TheRealAntMan/s0/ef3a8afb-ba9e-4573-97d3-5a181ebfd756-origi...