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by Aaron567
Fri May 27, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

I have been keeping a Solenopsis Invicta queen since May 10 but I'm pretty sure she has no larvae. She now has a pile of eggs and she seems to keep laying eggs, but even her first eggs have not hatched. I've been checking on her and some of her eggs may have started turning more yellow in color. Doe...
by Aaron567
Fri May 27, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Tiny Ants+Trap Jaw ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Tiny Ants+Trap Jaw ants?

I was outside moving a pile of bricks and when I picked one brick up, there was a chamber (about .5") that was completely filled with larvae, eggs, pupae and very tiny ants that were rushing to carry the brood away. The ants were only about 1 mm and were light brown with a dark abdomen. I think they...
by Aaron567
Sat May 21, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: My local ants
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

My local ants

I decided to take some pictures of some of the ants in my backyard. The Solenopsis queen alates have flown a lot in the past couple of days. They are EVERYWHERE. I saw some on the ground digging their founding chamber so I took some pics. http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r609/astoll9/Mobile%20Upl...
by Aaron567
Thu May 19, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 6023

Re: Worker ant identification

If it is Pheidole sp. I think it would be P. obscurithorax :P Probably. According to Antwiki.org, the species is established in Escambia (the county I live in), Santa Rosa, Fort Walton, and Okaloosa. Apparently the only states the species lives in North America is Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
by Aaron567
Wed May 18, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Leaf Cutter Ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Leaf Cutter Ants?

I found two small colonies of some unique-looking ants at my house. They are brown, about 4 mm long, and were walking in lines carrying dead leaves and plant matter (No green leaves though). Here are the pictures and sorry for the darkness, it was about to rain. These pictures are kind of grainy, bu...
by Aaron567
Wed May 18, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 6023

Re: Worker ant identification

No problem! Really glad I could help! This is where I go to when I don't know where to start looking: http://www.myrmecos.net/north-american-ants/ Are you keeping anything right now? I currently have 3 queens in test tubes waiting for their eggs to hatch. 2 Solenopsis Invicta and 1 unknown tiny que...
by Aaron567
Tue May 17, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 6023

Re: Worker ant identification

Mdrogun wrote:Um, no the first species is an Iridomyrmex sp. and the second species is a Pheidole sp.
Does Iridomyrmex sp. live in the US? The second one could be Pheidole sp. or Dorymyrmex Insanus, they both look similar.
by Aaron567
Mon May 16, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 6023

Re: Worker ant identification

Awesome pictures! First ones look like Dorymyrmex flavus to me. I think the second species could be Dorymyrmex insanus . Was that major from the other two colonies? Seems like a random Pheidole major to me :). I'm from the north so I am no expert on these species, that is just how they appear to me...
by Aaron567
Mon May 16, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 6023

Worker ant identification

In my yard there are two ant species that have nests everywhere, but I don't know what they are. This is the first species. They are yellow/orange in color and can sometimes have a darker or lighter yellow abdomen. They are about 2-3 mm long and are really fast. They almost seemed like crazy ants bu...
by Aaron567
Mon May 16, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New, but is this a queen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: New, but is this a queen?

If you can see little nubs where the wings were and the abdomen is wider than the rest of her body, she is most likely a queen. Queens can be all different sizes depending on the species. I currently have a queen that is only about 4mm long!