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by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Small desert workers ID
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Small desert workers ID

Another colony I discovered in the dry rocky Mojave desert, harvesting a crushed m&m. http://imgur.com/gallery/lqzKuN9 They are 2-3mm long and have a surprisingly painful bite. It's far from unbearable but I didn't expect to feel pain at all. Very interesting. They are also very fast, making clear p...
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: I NEED A QUEEN ID!!!! WA, AUSTRALIA!
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: I NEED A QUEEN ID!!!! WA, AUSTRALIA!

I'm no taxonomist but that looks pretty solidly like Pheidole. You'll need clearer photos for a more positive ID though. Try to get front and side profile shots as well. I've kept several species from this genus, they're very easy to care for. They're granivorous and insectivorous, and prefer about ...
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 02, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New queens! Possible camponotus species?
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: New queens! Possible camponotus species?

You'll need to post photos for a positive ID Here's a guide on taking photos http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?p=21844#p21844 Try to get a top, side and front profile shot of the ants, in as much focus as you can. Here's a guide for posting the images. https://youtu.be/c1Mu4Rw3s8w Be sure to...
by BleedingRaindrops
Tue May 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Southern Cali Worker ID
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Southern Cali Worker ID

I was camping out in the Mojave desert and I spotted these girls in the dry rocky soil. http://imgur.com/a/3gD7iv7 I don't have an accurate way to measure them out here but against the width of my Pinkie (~10cm) I would say the largest majors are 6mm and the smallest majors are 3mm. The nest entranc...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jack's Lasious Niger Colony update
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Jack's Lasious Niger Colony update

That's fantastic, congratulations on your first worker. Jack's excitement is captivating. I am going to start following to see how your colony develops.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: BleedingRaindrops's Okinawan Ants
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: BleedingRaindrops's Okinawan Ants

alright, it's another week and my ant queens have made some exciting progress. Good news and bad. Bad news first, Anna has died. I suspected she would not do well when she did not lay eggs as fast as the others and it seems my suspicions were correct. I found her beginning to mold when I checked on ...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Plz identify
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Plz identify

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292
Follow this link to see how best to provide ID information
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need to id ant colony
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Need to id ant colony

Jiptoant1 wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 7:48 am
I tried but that was the best my camera can do
Follow this link
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?p=21844#p21844
by BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving queen
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Moving queen

Just make sure the gap isn't too large. One of my queens escaped that way.
by BleedingRaindrops
Wed May 31, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Colony stuck in tube
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Colony stuck in tube

Here's a link to instructions on how to get an ID for your Ants. Be sure to read all the posts for the most useful tips.
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292