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by CreeperUniverse
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pharoh ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Pharoh ants?

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:36 am
People used to say the same thing about the lifespan of Tapinoma sessile, but after people keep them they end up living much longer.
Hm, ok.
by CreeperUniverse
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pharoh ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Pharoh ants?

Any ants can be fun to keep. Also, I don't think this is true, but I believe I read somewhere that those queens only live a few months? :|
EDIT: I read something along the lines of: "The queens live as long as 39 weeks and can lay about 400 eggs. Workers only live up to 10 weeks."
by CreeperUniverse
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Workers and queen
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Workers and queen

Not really. They will just die, usually before the queen if they are starving, and then she'll be alone. Just like what happened yesterday to mine which I am thinking to offer to my other colony.
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Add another queen?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Add another queen?

Nah, she was fine, then some workers died, then she got like another, then that one died. I didn't really do anything wrong, I just think she was an unlucky queen. Most fail, after all. After a few more opinions, I'll decide what to do. It would be sick to have 2 queens if that will work. She also ...
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Add another queen?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Add another queen?

I have one colony of some sort of Nylanderia that has 7 workers, and is doing wonderfully, and one queen that just lost her last worker today. I don't want my queen to die, so all I can think of is just leaving her someone inside of something in the other ants' outworld and see if they accept her. ...
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Czech Republic
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Queen ID Czech Republic

rong01 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:01 pm
Could it be Formica rufibarbis?
I found pic with matching markings on thorax.
Definitely could be. Use antmaps.org to see if they live in your area though just to make sure.
EDIT: I checked, you guys have that, so will assume it is Formica rufibarbis.
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help moving ants to new test tube
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Need help moving ants to new test tube

Hi, I have a baby colony of Camponotus Hyatti in a test tube set up (one queen, four workers, and a bunch of eggs). I recently found mold on the cotton closest near the water and created a new test tube to move them into so they don't die. I connected the two tubes with some cotton and tape as a ma...
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Mason, Texas- about 1.5 months ago. 12 mm
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Mason, Texas- about 1.5 months ago. 12 mm

Camponotus novaeboracensis I believe.
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I killed my queen ants.
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re:

It was pretty warm. I turned off the space heater and placed the ants in a different position in the towel I wrapped them in, hoping that they would get more air circulation I guess. It appears to be working too, yesterday's catches were all still alive when I went to put away what I caught today, ...
by CreeperUniverse
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colony in a Walnut
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: Colony in a Walnut

Antsinohio wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:30 am
It is the acorn ant (Temnothorax longispinosus)
Wrong species I believe but right genus.