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by RvBVakama
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Ant genetics are weird. Instead of XY being male and XX being female, X is male and XX is female. This means that the only thing determining whether or not an ant is female is if it has an extra chromosome. Unfertilized eggs naturally have one less chromosome than fertilized eggs, so they come out ...
by RvBVakama
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Ant genetics are weird. Instead of XY being male and XX being female, X is male and XX is female. This means that the only thing determining whether or not an ant is female is if it has an extra chromosome. Unfertilized eggs naturally have one less chromosome than fertilized eggs, so they come out ...
by RvBVakama
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

antnest8 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:32 am
yes it looks like 2 eggs maybe three.
Wow, they really are quite small.
Well, I guess I can expect workers in about 2 months, or possibly male alates because they can be raised by a virgin queen I have read?
How does that work?
by RvBVakama
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Wait a sec.
Is that brood?
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by RvBVakama
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

It's perfectly normal for queens to shed, I would try to get her to found since you can never no if she has mated yet. Well, it has been almost two days and I don't see any physogastric signs. I'm still waiting on my test tubes which were supposed to arrive a couple days ago. I could not find any i...
by RvBVakama
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Wow she shed over night. Could this be due to stress or is there a good chance she can start founding.

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by RvBVakama
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 am
Definitely a queen. Looks to be camponotus
I wonder at what rate that the queens decide to keep their wings.
I wonder if she is semi or even fully claustral.
by RvBVakama
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Is this a male carpenter ant?

The more I look at it the more I think it is male. (Still has wings, black on the throax) I was in my room, and went to play with my cat and saw it crawling on my jeans. I have had ants in my room due to soda and donuts left on the floor. I think it may be Carpenter Ants (Camponotus) due to my first...