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by HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens
Replies: 12
Views: 1902

Re: The Ultimate Burn Of Catching Ant Queens

My biggest fear. Mostly because I have solenopsis invicta queens :D
by HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 12
Views: 2248

Ant queen identification

Hi, I feel like I’ve been posting a lot, so I apologize for that, but I am really curious as to what species of ant this is. I suspect pheidole but I didn’t think they were flying anymore. It was 96 degrees F today so maybe that’s why. Also, I never actually saw them fly. I am almost positive they w...
by HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible budding??
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Possible budding??

This may be the case. Another theory similar is this is a foreign queen thats mated and found this nest and they had accepted her into their colony. If however seeing the photo it does appear she has mated. If you do take workers with her if she is part of their colony already there's no worries to...
by HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible budding??
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Possible budding??

Unfortunately if you collect the queens before they fly off to mate it will be an adventure of failure. These queens are unmated meaning they will never lay eggs. If you see males and queens budding be sure to check back ever 6 to twelve hours for the next two days and I'm sure you'll see them flyi...
by HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible budding??
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Possible budding??

Hi, I think this species is a pheidole but I’m kinda new at this. I’ve found multiple alates around the colony, but then there are a few dealates looking like they are being taken into the colony via small workers. Would it be okay to take the dealates? If so, should I bring workers too? I’m in sout...
by HaydenP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Wait time before flying (urgent)
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Wait time before flying (urgent)

Hi y’all, I was thinking today about posting this for future reference, and while walking, I stumbled across the very reason to post in the first place. So my question is, if I find a lot of ants with wings around the nest, around how long should I wait before I go back and look for them? In my case...
by HaydenP
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant eggs question/advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Ant eggs question/advice

that are a lot of eggs :D Try to keep her warm so they can grow. Perhaps try to put her on a warmer place. Yeah, the eggs came out of nowhere. The first couple days there were only a few and now it’s a huge pile. And thanks for the advice. I have her in a pretty warm spot right now but I’ll try and...
by HaydenP
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant eggs question/advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Ant eggs question/advice

It would really depend on what colony you have. Usually it takes about 1 month. To make sure it's solenopsis you could provide us with some photos so we could try to give her the right identification. I’m sorry the quality is pretty grainy. I’m using my phone camera because I’m in college and my ac...
by HaydenP
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant eggs question/advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Ant eggs question/advice

Not sure if this was the right section to post under, but I am new to ant keeping and am founding what I believe to be solenopsis invicta ants. I live in southeast Louisiana, so that’s really all I seem to find right now because I started kinda late. Anyways, I noticed two out of the three queens la...
by HaydenP
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: ARK-LA-TN-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC nuptial flights
Replies: 26
Views: 6770

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

I can confirm the solenopsis findings are abundant. Just walking around LSU campus today and yesterday, I found 3. I’ve found 4 solenopsis total mainly in the evenings, and only one had a wing. I see camponotus but can never seem to find a queen unfortunately.