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by Onyxiguana
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Are these queens?
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Are these queens?

Basically I was watching different ant species near my yard, and low and behold found these 2 as well as maybe 5 more that I left behind. I only have the two cause I don't want the colony to collapse. I wanna say they are between 1-2 mm? I caught em today, October 29th, which is strange. Then again ...
by Onyxiguana
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicarium design help!
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Formicarium design help!

So I've recently got some queens and am hopeful they are fertile. What I'm looking for is cheap raw materials. I've heard pumice is good as well as cork. The species I'm keeping is Lasius Claviger and I'm wondering what materials I should use to make my formicariums. I've got time, but I would reall...
by Onyxiguana
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First post and help Id pls!
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: First post and help Id pls!

Lasius claviger , a social parasite of other Lasius . It is fairly common for them to have small flights in October. http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/ Thank you, and yeah it does look like her. Shame I don't have another colony ...
by Onyxiguana
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First post and help Id pls!
Replies: 2
Views: 520

First post and help Id pls!

First of I apologize for any mistakes, I'm not used to converting phone images to computer files so here goes nothing. So the potential queen I have is somewhere between 3-5 mm. I found her October 11 this year which I find kinda strange since I live in Illinois and it gets cold by then, but we are ...