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by NKantsalberta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Identify Queen Social Parasite

Ive researched different methods but I chilled live workers so they were docile. And I tried pupae before the workers but the pupae went ignored and the first queen I had died for whatever reason. I was only asking for the host species. I used pupae and workers from a colony of the same species of ...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: My Myrmica Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 437

My Myrmica Queen

I am just too excited to wait until my first Nanatic worker awakens... My small set up for my queen, pictured is her in her new and clean test tube, her old one was beginning to mold with an insect carcass she did not move into the attached AC test tube portal she normally uses for foraging and wast...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Identify Queen Social Parasite

Would you know the host species? Ive tried two different formica species including her own and mine just killed workers, even though they tended to each other, and ignored pupae What species did you try? How did you introduce them to the queen? You’re only supposed to give the parasitic queen pupae...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Identify Queen Social Parasite

Yes once the workers eclose, the Queen will start to lay eggs and the host workers will take care of them. Would you know the host species? Ive tried two different formica species including her own and mine just killed workers, even though they tended to each other, and ignored pupae What species d...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify Queen Social Parasite
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Identify Queen Social Parasite

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Yes once the workers eclose, the Queen will start to lay eggs and the host workers will take care of them.
Would you know the host species? Ive tried two different formica species including her own and mine just killed workers, even though they tended to each other, and ignored pupae
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: please identify queen
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: please identify queen

I have had a lot of trouble identifying this species of ant, with many people telling different things. does anyone know exactly what this kind of ant this is. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GPegGhrhqt4NtMh65v8pUcM-gISbejQD https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w5s13YKnDwWLWDSu9MXdXGgdPU6sO_W6 Lasiu...
by NKantsalberta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: NW Georgia June 28 ID help please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1009

Re: NW Georgia June 28 ID help please.

Deadbear wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Thank you for the look update! Is this a queen do you think?
The size of the gastor to me gives her away as the queen.
by NKantsalberta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First Ant Queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: First Ant Queen!

I would say she is of formica sp however
by NKantsalberta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First Ant Queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: First Ant Queen!

I wont be able to help with specifics, but could you please post measurements, and city/state where you found them? Will greatly help others identify for you.
by NKantsalberta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID request, caught in Poland 19th July
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Queen ID request, caught in Poland 19th July

A couple of close up pictures of front top and side view would help greatly. Also a length measurement. I'm not familiar with specifics for non north american ants, but she could be from lasius or formica