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by TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please ID! Naperville, IL USA
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Please ID! Naperville, IL USA

Camponotus nearcticus.
by TheRealAntMan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Formica Fusca colony, what next?
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Caught a Formica Fusca colony, what next?

I was digging around for extremely young Formica Fusca colonies (because queen alates fly and hibernate in the fall and hibernate over winter before begining their colonies in the spring). I captured a queen, 7 workers, and about 15 brood (10 were larva, 5 were pupa by my count). They are currently...
by TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

If you're a beginner I recommend that you release her as they are not a starter species. But if you're up for the challenge I suggest you keep her. To start you will need some host Lasius pupae (about 10-20 will do) and at least one callow Lasius worker (so the worker can open up the maturing pupae ...
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

Missed the fact that she was 9mm, this is Lasius interjectus.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 Queens caught 6-1, Upstate NY, Usa.
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: 2 Queens caught 6-1, Upstate NY, Usa.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Also, check your measurements as 31 mm is way too big for any ant in North America.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

If you think you can handle her, I would keep her.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind (Part II)
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind (Part II)

Jgibbss wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Looks like Pheidole but huge might be tetramorium immigrantus
6mm is way too small for a Pheidole queen. This is definitely T.immigrans.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Is this even a Queen - and if so what kind?

AGENTSCEPTILE wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 pm
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Parasitic Formica queen.
Do you know the species?
It's easiest to iD parasitic Formica when workers arrive.
by TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird growth on ant head
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Weird growth on ant head

Looks like some fungus to me (try googling pandora formicae) If I remember correctly, pandora sp. are transmitted through aphids. Unless you have aphids, or plants that have come in contact with aphids in your setup, or have even been feeding your ants predators that eat aphids (ex. ladybug nymphs)...