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by i2chip
Fri May 20, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to care for a polygynous queen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: How to care for a polygynous queen?

Can a single queen start a colony with multiple queens by herself? Thanks! :D It takes a while for a colony to mature, but if the fertile queen is healthy and is well taken care of I'm sure she can produce queen alates but queens will only mate in the air during their flights and rarely mate in cap...
by i2chip
Fri May 20, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: just a few Spp.
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: just a few Spp.

I caught 6 Camponotus sp., about 10 Peidole sp. and so many S. invicta I had to release some. That storm that came through Georgia helped out no doubt :D
by i2chip
Fri May 20, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to care for a polygynous queen?
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: How to care for a polygynous queen?

If you are going to put the queens together I would go ahead and do it before they lay too many eggs. I put my Solenopsis queens 2-3 queens per tube. But I don't think your queens would have a problem starting a colony on their own.
by i2chip
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I cought 2 fertile queens
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: I cought 2 fertile queens

If they are the same species then could put them together and hope they're polygynous.
by i2chip
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found 6 queens in my pool :D
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: Found 6 queens in my pool :D

They all have eggs and are still healthy. I still don't know what they are, but I think I ruled out Brachymyrmex sp. There are twelve antenna segments and I was told that rules them out for being Brachymyrmex sp.
by i2chip
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Solenopsis invicta flew in Georgia
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Solenopsis invicta flew in Georgia

wow! What are you gonna do with em all? Lol, just think that if you hadn't caught them they would have all made nests in your yard :shock: If I hadn't have caught them they would have died lol. I found most of them on the surface of my pool. And I don't know what I'm going to do with them. Maybe I'...
by i2chip
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Solenopsis invicta flew in Georgia
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Solenopsis invicta flew in Georgia

Solenopsis invicta flew on 4/23/2016 we a had short, but heavy, afternoon thunderstorms the day before. I captured about 85 queens :D I'm putting 2-3 per test tube and I'm pretty sure most of them, if not all, are mated. I caught all of them in my backyard from one spot, in front of my pool filter s...
by i2chip
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Solenopsis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Solenopsis?

Mdrogun wrote:This is Solenopsis invicta without a doubt.
Thank you very much! :D I thought they may have been invicta too, I just wanted to be sure because I had never seen a Solenopsis queen before finding these two.
by i2chip
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found 6 queens in my pool :D
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: Found 6 queens in my pool :D

I've gotten some close ups on one of these queens that those to keep her wings (I picked one at random). I'm still not sure what they are :| http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g342/i2chip/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-04/ED6768FA-45C1-4299-9B35-8AFE4314CE61_zpsaid9j1by.jpg http://i1097.photobucket.com/albu...
by i2chip
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Solenopsis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Solenopsis?

ok how are u getting such good close ups? I use my LG stylis and when I try to get that close its blury. I zoom in and out and still blury lol I guess I need to get a white sheet of paper or something to help my phone cam focus lol I bought a clip on micro lens for my iPhone 6s, I'm sure it would w...