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by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: dracula ant eating pupa
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: dracula ant eating pupa

If it is truly a dracula ant, the pupa should be fine. After all, this happens in the wild too, and that species is not extinct.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: Ant Tower Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: Ant Tower Questions

I just got the new Ant Tower in the mail and I love the design. I'm really excited to see it in action, but I have two questions. One, I see it has a sort of notch or trench on the underside of the hydration tray. Is that for use of a heating cable? Two, how recommended is it to use the air circula...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tarantula Web Barrier
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

Re: Tarantula Web Barrier

Hi everybody, I saw in one of the youtube videos that he used a tarantula web as a barrier for his ant colony.. I would like to do the same and therefore I am asking the community, if someone has a tarantula and could send me a large enough amount of that spider web so I could attach it to the edge...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: ID Help

Okay, this is definitely Formicidae , and I think that you are probably correct in saying that this is part of the tribe Lasiini ; as it is too small for either Formica or Camponotus . However, I can't say whether this is Lasius , Nylanderia , Paratrechina , or something else. The stripes are a good...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown ants
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Unknown ants

Looks like Monomorium.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: hopefully simple ID
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: hopefully simple ID

Looks like a Crematogaster sp. It's a little hard to tell, though.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is it too late to start hunting for a queen and start a colony?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Is it too late to start hunting for a queen and start a colony?

It isn't too late, I caught 5 Crematogaster queens and 1 Solenopsis molesta queen last week, though I'm in Connecticut, a state near New York. Just make sure you're looking after it rains, between 11:00 and 15:00. What about the hibernation period? If I caught them now would I need learn how to sto...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is it too late to start hunting for a queen and start a colony?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Is it too late to start hunting for a queen and start a colony?

Hi, I'm new to the forum and to ant keeping (Hope this is the right place on here to post this), I only really learnt about it in the last week but have done some extensive research on the subject since it's become so fascinating to me. I live in southern Ontario, Canada and was planning to spend s...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is my queen alright?
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Is my queen alright?

Do not check on your queen every day, some species (especially Crematogaster sp.) get stressed out very easily. What country/province do you live in? I'm in Connecticut, USA, and the Crematogaster queens here wait until spring to lay their eggs. If that is true for your region as well, you may want ...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ID and possible queen...
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Worker ID and possible queen...

Found where I work, wooded area they seem to favor the large wood ties around the landscaping.. first is worker: https://i.postimg.cc/4NHycGsM/20180918_144412.jpg Here is the queen I found in the same area, I think previously ID'd as possibly crematogaster: https://i.postimg.cc/1txfR5gs/20180918_14...