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by core1331
Sat May 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: dead (presumable queen) ant identification
Replies: 0
Views: 132

dead (presumable queen) ant identification

I took some up close pictures of the ant using some form of microscope. It was identified as a social parasite and cought in Belgium, Antwerp. July 22 2018 after 11pm near a source of light. She was found with her wings on and shed them in the tube. The pictures are under attachments. I included all...
by core1331
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: black fungus beetle/Alphitobius laevigatus worms/larvae as food
Replies: 2
Views: 496

black fungus beetle/Alphitobius laevigatus worms/larvae as food

I was wondering if I could feed those, cut in two pieces, to my Lasius Niger colony (or other Lasius ants) as a main protein source or if they'd be better of with another (better) proteïne source. Maybe I could give them the beetles as another food source?
by core1331
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need ideas for my Lasius Social parasite queen that don't put her in much danger
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Need ideas for my Lasius Social parasite queen that don't put her in much danger

The callow worker method in my guide introduces host workers with no violence. I only gathered five eggs from the nest where I got the workers from. Will this be enough for that method or do I need to find another nest with more eggs? btw thanks for the help and your guide was already pretty useful...
by core1331
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need ideas for my Lasius Social parasite queen that don't put her in much danger
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Need ideas for my Lasius Social parasite queen that don't put her in much danger

So I've caught a Lasius social parasite queen a few days ago and I've tried to introduce it to a Lasius Flavus (after noticing that she showed interest to a dead Lasius Flavus ant in her test tube) host worker group of about 18. Her first encounter was quite dangerous. She was bitten at least twice ...
by core1331
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Queen ant identification

I've used some electronic microscope to get more in detail pictures, maybe this helps (previous foto's whern't all to clear). The link is the same, these pictures are on the top of the page and the old ones are on the bottom.
by core1331
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species ID Request. Belgium - Vlaams-Brabant - caught Jul 3
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Species ID Request. Belgium - Vlaams-Brabant - caught Jul 3

They definitely look like my Lasius Niger queen. And the ones I cought with her (also Lasius Niger).
It most likely is Lasius Niger but I'm not an expert so it could be a different species nevertheless.
by core1331
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Queen ant identification

I cought a queen ant (with wings) yesterday evening (past 11pm) near a source of light and on a window in Antwerp, Belgium. I put the queen in a test tube (with 1/2 water blocked by cotton) this morning (0:30 am) and left it alone in the dark after she shed her wings up untill 11 am this morning (to...