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by sartwell90
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Protective Custody
Replies: 17
Views: 3699

Re: Protective Custody

So all the stories of the colonies that come out of that drawer... are tales from the crypt? Heh, but catching up, quite a bit of excitement I see. Glad they are all doing alright. Wondering if you'll be able to snag any pics of the mega pupa. More or less, honestly I didn't TPK often so its closer...
by sartwell90
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 47
Views: 9258

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

The Carpenters are up to 21 or 22 workers - which already passes the upper estimate I had for total before winter. It's getting to the point where it's getting harder to count them. They still have about half their brood pile left and I believe the queen is on an egg-laying break. So well timed for ...
by sartwell90
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1514
Views: 117596

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Do you have a way to cool them slightly so they aren’t so active? Is the shrimp easy to access? Well I unplugged the heating cable so it dropped about 7 degrees but the thing with the shrimp is that it's kinda big and the ants put their eggs (not the larva or pupai) in FRONT of it. So the eggs are ...
by sartwell90
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What queen is this? Hundreds found on beach (PICTURES)
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: What queen is this? Hundreds found on beach (PICTURES)

Definitely Crematogaster spp, as far as exact species it's hard to tell from the photo. Maybe a dark variant of cerasi or ashmeadi.
by sartwell90
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Protective Custody
Replies: 17
Views: 3699

Re: Protective Custody

The new nest boxes. They live in a drawer in my D&D room, the one where fallen adventurers are laid to rest, a crypt of sorts. So all the stories of the colonies that come out of that drawer... are tales from the crypt? Heh, but catching up, quite a bit of excitement I see. Glad they are all doing ...
by sartwell90
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Merged a parasitic queen with a fully claustral one and her brood!
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Merged a parasitic queen with a fully claustral one and her brood!

Awesome post, super neat that they are cooperating. I wonder if the umbratus queen will stage a coup once the workers arrive since she has smaller fat stores than the niger queen and might need workers to feel secure about food. I hope you keep us posted!
by sartwell90
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help a newby out
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Help a newby out

I think you are right on with the Formica fusca ID based on the photos, look too large and their gaster looks shinier than I am used to seeing in L. niger pictures. The first two I am having a bit more trouble with as they don't seem to have pronounced propodeal spines (spikes towards the rear of th...
by sartwell90
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Strange Ant I've Never Seen Before
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Strange Ant I've Never Seen Before

Thank you so much! Yeah, that's exactly what she looks like :shock: Super disappointing that it's actually a wasp :lol: :lol: :lol: ugh... I guess there's always next time. :P No problem! I think velvet ants are pretty amazing looking creatures, and in action they can be pretty cool too! If you're ...
by sartwell90
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 47
Views: 9258

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

Glad to hear your colonies are doing so well! Thanks! I'm trying to keep up to date on the on-goings around the forum but I haven't been receiving any new notifications since one on July 20th. I see CANant might not be getting notifications too. Wondering if any moderators are aware of this, I migh...
by sartwell90
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 47
Views: 9258

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

Glad to hear your colonies are doing so well! Thanks! I'm trying to keep up to date on the on-goings around the forum but I haven't been receiving any new notifications since one on July 20th. I see CANant might not be getting notifications too. Wondering if any moderators are aware of this, I migh...