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by Ants4fun
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: aphids
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: aphids

‘Lasius’ will milk a variety of aphids, scale bugs, meally bugs, and more. You can attempt to introduce them into your vivarium, but there is no guarantee they will actually farm them.
by Ants4fun
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Does Anyone Use Coffee Filters As Scrrens?
Replies: 2
Views: 2786

Re: Does Anyone Use Coffee Filters As Scrrens?

A coffee filter should work depending on the species of ant. But, if that is your only barrier, you will likely run into issues as the colony gets larger and you need to get in there more often.
by Ants4fun
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Nest Substrate
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Nest Substrate

You can probably find dirt mixtures at your local hardware store. Not sure if you can find too much in England this time of year, but almost any dirt/sand mixture should work. Just experiment and make sure that it is firm enough to hold their tunnels!
by Ants4fun
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Three ant queens ID request - Toronto, Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Three ant queens ID request - Toronto, Canada

1. Lasius neoniger
2. Crematogaster sp.
3. Aphenogaster sp.
by Ants4fun
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen and some workers need help with identification
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: Queen and some workers need help with identification

AntNoob1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:38 pm
maby its an Asian needle ant, or Brachyponera chinensis.
Nope. A quick Google search will tell you it isn't.

Looks more like some nylanderia sp.
by Ants4fun
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: OMG i got a trapjaw ant ive been wanting
Replies: 7
Views: 1643

Re: OMG i got a trapjaw ant ive been wanting

What about O. Clarus. One of the only species that is native to the U.S.
by Ants4fun
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Anyone else in Minnesota? Northern Climate US
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Anyone else in Minnesota? Northern Climate US

I lived in Jasper, MN for a while, and now live in Sioux Falls, SD however. You can start to expect Prenolepis imparis and Camponotus SP.
by Ants4fun
Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Fire Ant
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: Fire Ant

I agree, it's a wingless wasp.