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by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to estimate colony size
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: How to estimate colony size

Some estimates are better than others. The more you are around them the better yours will be. If you have multiple chambers of about the same size you might be able to count ants in one chamber and multiply by the number of chambers, but it gets increasingly hard the smaller the ants are. I think mo...
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What do you use to feed sugar to your ants?
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: What do you use to feed sugar to your ants?

Just wondering what I could use to feed my test tube ants sugar needs. Honey is kind of a pain to put in, wondering if there any other good alternatives. Honey is less of a pain if you smear just a little (less than a drop, I have lost many workers to drowning in honey) on a piece of parchment pape...
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queen species id
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Ant Queen species id

You're welcome! :D
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Small Black Ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Small Black Ants?

Jeez, I'm not certain. . . I am leaning toward that Monomorium minimum ID, though.
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Queen or not?

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by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ants queens confused.
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Ants queens confused.

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Some polygynous genera present in Ontario include-

Brachymyrmex
Formica
Myrmica
Solenopsis
Temnothorax.

These genera are common and easy to find throughout temperate North America.
Where did you get this? Are you just that good?
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: is there a key to queen ant species of North America?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: is there a key to queen ant species of North America?

Welcome to the forum!
http://antwiki.org/wiki/Camponotus has interactive maps, quality pictures, and tons of info. Camponotus spp. and Prenolepis imparis are likely flyers right now. Someone here might be able to help if you have good pictures and measurements.
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help queen id
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Need help queen id

Welcome to the forum!
Looks like Camponotus sp.. AntWiki says you have 61 native species there, so good luck :lol: http://antwiki.org/wiki/Camponotus
by WillWithAnts
Wed May 08, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Central Texas -- Early May
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Central Texas -- Early May

megabob wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Thanks. Kind of a bummer, I'm scared to keep fire ants...
Oh boy. . . Well, exciting either way! Welcome to the forum!