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by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Is this a queen
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Is this a queen

Here is a video about posting pictures on the forum:

https://youtu.be/c1Mu4Rw3s8w
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Which is fully claustral, but you should feed them now that there is a worker.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Camponotus planatus?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Camponotus planatus?

Definitely not off base. I would say that you are correct.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Queen from Philidelphia PA [unsolved]

Not Lasius, look at the worker's petiole. Its proportions also look a bit off for most of that genus. Something closer would be Pheidole.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Now, I don't know if this applies to queens as well, but I have read that the clypei of Tetramorium spp. are raised surrounding the bases of the antennae. Basically, are the antennae placed in what look like deep sockets; or are there ridges (carinae) inbetween the antennal bases, directly next to t...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown ant species!Found in Croatia,Zagreb!
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Unknown ant species!Found in Croatia,Zagreb!

I think you're right!After closer examining,i realized that i didn't consider their antenae into count with their size,so they're actually about 5 mm long!Thank you for the reply! :) Generally speaking, body length measurements do not include the antennae unless otherwise specified. One way to tell...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Ant Keeper Needs Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: New Ant Keeper Needs Help

There are 3 ways that I am aware of: if you see them eating, then they are eating; if you see their gasters extended when they weren't previously, then they are eating; and if the colony ends up growing in size (and they are past the nanitic stage), then they are eating. Hope this helps.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: ID Help

Yeah, I guess so, it could just be pubescence or a thinner part of the exoskeleton. Maybe I didn't look at the picture carefully enough. The photo is also really blurry.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of ant do you think this is?
Replies: 16
Views: 8687

Re: What kind of ant do you think this is?

I don't know if you still have it, but this does look like a queen to me. Sorry if I'm resurrecting this post.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Campontus
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Campontus

Camponotus ants simply don't grow very quickly. They also don't tolerate new ants that aren't from their colony well, so you can't add more ants. The best foods for any kind of ant colony are: 1. Honey or diluted honey. 2. Sugar water (use in place of honey if you do use it). 3. Insects or other te...