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by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights
Replies: 24
Views: 2223

Re: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights

confirmed to fly today, 2 of the three crazy ant (Nylanderia, not the other two generas) I have identified in the area are flying. (none of these are the invasive ones) Brachymyrmex patagonicus and depilis both flying. and of course, Solenopsis invicta flying. at work we rented a large freight sized...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: AAU's Journals
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: AAU's Journals

actually the Ponera is the one I am most interested in. (well, also the Stigmatomma) as these two are of two subfamilies not as easily encountered in the USA. You have plenty of Myrmicinae, and plenty of Formicinae, but these two stand out as harder to find. (Here its those two and Dolcherdinae tha...
by Bierschneeman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Ant queen identification

beautiful ants. it is too bad about magnification. But i am now 95% sure its pheidole. cant be 100% because I cant see specific key features. as i said before, getting a species would require a microscope. If you were closer than 5 hours away Id suggest i could take a major and get back to you. But ...
by Bierschneeman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

make sure you reduce the distance too.
by Bierschneeman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Barriers not working!
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Barriers not working!

i really think that everyone (except people in Florida) think that their weather is bad, an example is a saying Michiganders have. "if you don't like the weather in Michigan wait 5 minuets." i get that phrase from my grandmother talking about living in Texas (not from, not currently residing) . I t...
by Bierschneeman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Ant queen identification

with the new pics, defintely not any Crematogastrini tribe. unfortunately, not a lot of my keys are good without closer pictures, like i said, counting segments in its antennae. . And even if we all agree on Pheidole, it took me working with a microscope to narrow my colony identification down. Lot ...
by Bierschneeman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

if the colony is that small, they probably dont like getting to far from the nest. most outworld distances i see for young colonies are 12" or considerably less.

but i am also new to the hobby, so i could made a mistake
by Bierschneeman
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Ant queen identification

okay lets look together, because im not quite sure. two petioles, looks like the antenna are wide set at base, Myrmicinae likely. need dorsal (or side view) to see how the post petiole connects to gaster, but id guess not crematogastini tribe. defintely not sturmigenys, Solenopsis, xenomyrmex, and w...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: drowned, but now i know
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: drowned, but now i know

I do have a LOT of Forelius colonies around my house. They aggressively kill solo Solenopsis invicta queens. but only passively compete with established colonies, seems the more of these the less invicta I see, but its slow and they need my help. (like covering the hole of the new nest the invicta w...
by Bierschneeman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: AAU's Journals
Replies: 10
Views: 1174

Re: AAU's Journals

actually the Ponera is the one I am most interested in. (well, also the Stigmatomma) as these two are of two subfamilies not as easily encountered in the USA. You have plenty of Myrmicinae, and plenty of Formicinae, but these two stand out as harder to find. (Here its those two and Dolcherdinae that...