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by Varanid
Sat May 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Solenopsis nuptial flight alabama.
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Solenopsis nuptial flight alabama.

Nuptial flight in north central alabama. Solenopsis, several colonies are flying as we soeak at 2 pm.
by Varanid
Fri May 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with queen
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Need help with queen

The Camponotus species I have had have been slow to lay. A lot of them took over a month to finally lay eggs. The Camponotus queen I have now was caught on April 21st. And I just noticed today that she has larvae. Not sure when the eggs were layed but it has been within the last ten days. She will l...
by Varanid
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Queen is Moving Eggs in Tube
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: My Queen is Moving Eggs in Tube

The queen will move the eggs to wherever she feels has best conditions. The workers will do the same once they arrive. As long as there is water in the tube you should not worry much about humidity. Her moving them shows that she is taking care of them. If something were wrong she would scatter the ...
by Varanid
Fri May 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Checked on my queen today, she appears healthy. She has 5 or 6 larvae. Had not checked on her in two weeks. Do not have time to get pictures unfortunately.
by Varanid
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Upon further inspection of the queen ant I realized there is no way it is a Solenopsis, only has one petiole. Posted pictures on another forum and they gave me an I'd of Camponotus discolor. Pics are blurry, my new phone sucks at taking macro pictures. Have ordered a decent loupe, hoping I will be a...
by Varanid
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Has been a while, quick update, my colonies never really got established, they would get up to about twelve nanitics then die off, then back up to 10 or 12, then die off, this went on for a while until eventually the queen died. Lost all the colonies. Been really busy so have not been looking for qu...
by Varanid
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

All the nanitics in my C. pennsylvanicus died off. I removed the queen from the outworld and placed her with my other queens. She now how 8-10 more nanitics so hoping for the best. One of my other C. pennsylvanicus queens has two nanitics and a couple of pupa, still a chance that she will make it as...
by Varanid
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help with ID - 8/21/16 SC, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Help with ID - 8/21/16 SC, USA

I wish it were a queen. It is amazing looking, same with the velvet ants, which are also wasps.
by Varanid
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

It rained really hard today, I noticed an ant line on my backporch. Tiny ants, I believe they were Monomorium but not positive. As I was watching then I noticed they were carrying eggs underneath a leaf. I flipped the leaf over and there were thousands of workers. Also underneath the leaf was the qu...
by Varanid
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Today I walked outside and saw a queen, ran back in and grabbed a container to catch her in. She is now in a test tube setup. I was in a hurry so was unable to take pictures, will take some when I check on her in a week or two. I am pretty sure it is a Solenopsis sp. Probably invicta. Looks like the...