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by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica tips and tricks?
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Formica tips and tricks?

Hey guys I have a new formica species with some workers and eggs. What are some tips and tricks for this specific genus and what kind of humidity and temp they like?
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen East Lansing
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: ID Queen East Lansing

Okay thank you, good to know. I'd still like to know the full spelled out name to reseach info on them and use with a species key. I'd like to know for certain what species she is.
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with an already established colony
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Help with an already established colony

Thanks for all your help guys. And I do know the basics of ant care Batspiderfish I've been planning this for a year, it's just the finer details that I come to ask you long time experts, small stuff that isnt in the AC videos. I thought about the deterant tub feeding but wanted to see if there were...
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with an already established colony
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Help with an already established colony

Very helpful thank you. How often should I feed them then? Also I've just had her identified as some kind of Formica, either Formica so. Or Formica pallidefulva. Any tips on that species in general?
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen East Lansing
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: ID Queen East Lansing

Thank you so much. What species name for Formica sp. ? I wanna look up pics to compare with Formica pallidefulva
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with an already established colony
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Help with an already established colony

Already have and yea i already knew about the 20 50 mark. I just wanted to know if the case is different since the colony is established as well as some clarification on the finer details like how to actually feed then without them escaping. Thanks for the guidance tho. Would love some smaller detai...
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with an already established colony
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Help with an already established colony

I've recently acquired a an already established queen with some workers and being the super newb I am I have no idea what to do with them. I am currently in the founding stages of my first ever ant queens Prenolepis imparis(just laid eggs) and was hoping to take thing slow and steady as the eggs hat...
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen East Lansing
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: ID Queen East Lansing

CLARIFICATION: the queen is 11 mm long and the workers 8 to 9 mm
by PhatGaster
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen East Lansing
Replies: 7
Views: 926

ID Queen East Lansing

I found these ant in a cluster around the queen outside huddled against a corner wall on MSU campus East Lansing MI. There black with kinda a red sheen to them. There 11 mm long and and are really quick and active. I can't really see the petiole but the antenna only have one distinctive joint and ar...
by PhatGaster
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Prenolepis Imparis Nutrition
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Prenolepis Imparis Nutrition

Thanks so much for the help. Patiently waiting for the day they hatch. I'm going to start looking for raw honey and wax worms right away