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by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen or something else?
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Ant queen or something else?

No, no, this is definitely a male, this insect will not lay eggs.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen or something else?
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Ant queen or something else?

This is a male, look at the tip of the gaster.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Latin Pronunciation
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Latin Pronunciation

Just a refresher. Latin Pronunciation (Roman System): Vowels Vowel | Short | Long A: as in pat or father E: as in pet or they I: as in fit or machine O: as in obey (long is the same) U: as in put or rule Diphthongs AE: like ai in aisle OE: like oi in foil AU: like ou in out EI: as in feign EU: like ...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Test tube portal feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Test tube portal feeding

Yes, the ants will know when it's getting out of hand and will move.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Test tube portal feeding
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Test tube portal feeding

Often small colonies go through periods when they don't need much. Just give them time and they should be fine.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony dying. Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Ant Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony dying. Advice needed.

Hmm, it does sound like CCD, I always thought it only happened to bees. The answer to your question depends on what your goal is: try to save the colony (2), learn more about this (1), or clean out your supplies and hope for another queen this year (3)? Personally, I would go for the second option, ...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Monomorium minimum Parasitic towards Venus fly traps?
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Monomorium minimum Parasitic towards Venus fly traps?

Very interesting, have you seen them doing this or gotten any pictures? It seems like a hard task and I would like to know more.

EDIT:
Oops, I just saw that you tried to upload an image :shock:
I um, undoubtedly saw it before 8-)
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pachycondyla striata care
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Pachycondyla striata care

I must confess I have no experience with Brazilian ants and little with ants at all, but in general the process from egg to adult takes 1 to 2 months, yours will probably be on the longer side, though, because this species is very big. As for if you're doing this right, I'm not sure, but if these an...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus/Tapinoma Queen, I'm in big trouble.
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Camponotus/Tapinoma Queen, I'm in big trouble.

I agree with idahoantgirl, your relationship to your parents is much more important than keeping a queen, but if you can convince them to let you keep her, do it. I had this problem recently, my mom wouldn't let me keep a queen I found, but after showing her that all it is for the first month or two...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal

Cool, one of my favorites! Don't see too many journals of this species.