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by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can someone help me please (what is that ant)
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Can someone help me please (what is that ant)

They look like Messor Barbarus to me.
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Migrating Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Migrating Queen

Tethiner wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:08 am

Sol. Inv. are polygynous, so could this have been a minor queen?

Polygynous species don't have major and minor queens, only workers. They all come from the same queen.
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica workers that grow with colony size?
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Formica workers that grow with colony size?

I have noticed smaller workers in smaller colonies, as well. However, every species I've seen seems to do this. I've just chalked it up to the colony not being able to invest in a longer development time during their earlier years. There are several AntsCanada videos where Mikey Bustos says the Nani...
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Funny video of my ants arguing
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Funny video of my ants arguing

Have you removed the video? Youtube says that you have.

Anyways, what species is the colony?
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help Keeping Queen Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Help Keeping Queen Alive

If you haven't started a colony yet, never settle for just one queen, as there is probably only a 50 - 70% chance that they will spawn a colony. At least, that's what I've found with my 40 - 70 queens caught. I currently have about 14 - 17 small colonies, and 18 - 25 queens with eggs/larvae/pupae. I...
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ontario Sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Ontario Sightings

Where is this? I'm also in the GTA, but haven't seen any alates.I have seen plenty of worker, and even super-majors, though.
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Red Bluff, Tehema County, CA, May 5 One Queen
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Red Bluff, Tehema County, CA, May 5 One Queen

Masterchief wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 5:53 pm
I was lucky enough to find a beautiful llttle princess! I couldn't believe she started having her eggs after just 2 days of darkness in my drawer!
If she's laying eggs, then she's no longer a princess, she's a queen! :mrgreen:


:lol:
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queens trying to escape
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Re: Queens trying to escape

How are the test tubes set up? Do they have a lot of space in them? For now, i would recommend just adding more cotton, as they could just be trying to get comfortable.keep and eye on them to make sure they don't escape.
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What are these tiny worms?
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: What are these tiny worms?

Sounds interesting. Where did you get the "Mini-Mealworms?" I think that you should wait until the colony is big enough to have an outworld, and feed them these little critters again. if they do the same thing, I'd say that they're trying to farm them. Any pictures of the old test-tube? :)
by averagebilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Superworms are weird
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Superworms are weird

I am currently taking care of a self-sorting mealworm farm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQBrAzr0cmk), and, although it seems like they're all on top, most are under the surface. For feeding, the oat mixture is fine for food, but they need something for water. Old carrots/potatoes are good. I use...