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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: 614

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: 614

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: 168

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: 614

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: 438

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: 614

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: 1570

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)...
by TheRealAntMan
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Hey everyone, I'm a long time Ant enthusiast, first time Ant farmer. My 10 year old son is a huge fan of Ants and AntsCanada so here I am. We live in Michigan and the closest species I can surmise that we have is Formica, however there aren't really any great pictures that we could find that match ...