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by MichaelJones
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need to be identified ASAP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Need to be identified ASAP!

These two alates were found being attacked by ants and were saved. Nothing else about them are known or where they came from. They were found in front of a colony of ants when being attacked, a third one was ripped in half when I found them. I need to know what species these alates are ASAP. Thank y...
by MichaelJones
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: What should I do about this colony?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: What should I do about this colony?

Which species? I doubt anyone would complain if you dig up Solenopsis invicta (Imported fire ants, if you're ready for the challenge). Pheidole megacephalia (Big-headed ants), Linepithemia humile (Argentine ants) or another highly invasive species. Other (native) species should better be left alone...
by MichaelJones
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: What should I do about this colony?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: What should I do about this colony?

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:58 pm
If it's a wild colony that's already set up I highly doubt there's much you could do that would make them want to move in your nest. Without digging them up I wouldn't think there would be another way honestly.
So basically I should leave them alone and just find a mated queen?
by MichaelJones
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: What should I do about this colony?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

What should I do about this colony?

There is a wild colony outside my house, I want to try to get them into my omni nest without flooding or digging them up. I left the nest and a tub right against their nest for a few days and all they did was eat the food and drink the sweet water that I left. What should I do that would get them to...
by MichaelJones
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ant identification
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Re: Worker ant identification

Does Dorymyrmex insanus prefer Dry or moist nests? Need a reply ASAP, I been researching but cant find anything
by MichaelJones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying this ant!
Replies: 26
Views: 2023

Re: Identifying this ant!

Thanks, I'll see when their nuptial flight is and do more research on them. Thank you for the help, cant wait to catch one
by MichaelJones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying this ant!
Replies: 26
Views: 2023

Re: Identifying this ant!

Now that you found the subfamily, I'll continue to try to narrow it down to specific. Hopefully you'r right (Which you probably are), I'll tell you if I figure it out :D
by MichaelJones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: What happened to this colony?!
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: What happened to this colony?!

I'll try to take pics later and post them to show you what I mean. But that would be cool but sad to witness that.
by MichaelJones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: What happened to this colony?!
Replies: 2
Views: 399

What happened to this colony?!

I was on my way home when I saw a bunch of black ants in between the sidewalk. I got a closer look and there were red spots, and realized it was young red ants! It looked like the black ants were pulling dead red ants from their nest. Does anyone know what happened?
by MichaelJones
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identifying this ant!
Replies: 26
Views: 2023

Re: Identifying this ant!

I will never understand how you guys determine that based off four lousy pictures I gave lol