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by sartwell90
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unusual Queen Ant Caught in Georgia, U.S.A., on June 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Unusual Queen Ant Caught in Georgia, U.S.A., on June 2019

At a glance it looks like Formica, but - thanks to your close-ups I can tell the petiole us not defined enough. So maybe Lasius, once again the close-ups show the thorax is doesn't have the rather significant 'second hump' as you would find on Lasius. Georgia, diminutive single petiole, minute conca...
by sartwell90
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1270
Views: 74164

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Loved the video! Loved your video! It’s making me miss my novaeboracensis colony. Love the beautiful red colour. I need to get some sleep so I'll finish watching your most recent video later, sartwell, but wow! I love the colors on them, the queen is gorgeous! I need to find me some Campos. X) :mrg...
by sartwell90
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1270
Views: 74164

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Jeez, onto page 40! What an active colony of ant keepers we have gathered here. I just wanted to post up that I have a (belated) video update showing my C. novaeboracensis colony in their new outworld. I love watching them, such a beautiful Camponotus species. I figured I'd post the link here in cas...
by sartwell90
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 47
Views: 7527

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Alright! It's been a bit delayed but here is my video update on The Carpenters and their new outworld.

https://youtu.be/vzHRbE2Qsm4

I'll be working on a updates for both the single- and multi-queen Tetramorium colony next! Can't wait :)
by sartwell90
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1270
Views: 74164

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

...And, would different queens have different rates to which they started to look like that, and lay eggs at different times? Congrats kherafox! Solenopsis spp are exciting, I would keep them if I wasn't allergic to solenopsin and lived in a place they had already invaded. I have seen queens of the...
by sartwell90
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1270
Views: 74164

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

This could be a shot in the dark but does anyone think it could be Formica Subsericea? For some reason I keep thinking this because of the little tiny node that points upward looks very similar https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Formica_subsericea It is a Formica spp., Can tell by the way the thorax dips...
by sartwell90
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1270
Views: 74164

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Just experiment with insects you can find in and around your house I would say. Spiders, mosquitoes, houseflies etc. Catch them, freeze them, and the offer them up at random. I can try this, but just afraid of parasites and insecticides Well, the freezing part should eradicate any bacteria, mites a...
by sartwell90
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal
Replies: 33
Views: 6910

Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Awesome to see some updates!

Can't wait for the pics and to get more juicy details. In the mean time enjoy your vacation!
by sartwell90
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1270
Views: 74164

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Wow! These are amazing!! What did you use for the ground?! Looks sparkly :o Nevermind I will read your journal! I have a few journals to catch up on still! Thanks CANant! It's the black sand from the AntsCanada rainforest biome kit, which appears to be pulverized and glass similar to other colored ...
by sartwell90
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First wild queen
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: First wild queen

Hey, volunteer identifier from the Camponotus Crew, Hawkeye posted for some back up. Honestly I'd say it looks like Camponotus nearcticus, I'm basing that off of a few observations. The legs are a slightly lighter color than the rest of the body, the eyes are larger in proportion to the head than ma...