Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

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Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77418Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 7:35 pm

I am just curious which species of ants have Majors and Super Majors.

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77419Post AM1C39
Fri May 07, 2021 8:21 pm

Many many species are polymorphic (have minors, majors and supermajors) some examples are carpenter ants and fire ants.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77420Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 8:29 pm

AM1C39 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Many many species are polymorphic (have minors, majors and supermajors) some examples are carpenter ants and fire ants.
Fire ants i couldn't risk because there will be a young child in the house in a year I was looking into Camponotus vicinus (Bicolored Carpenter Ant) just not sure what kind of Formicarium would be good for them IE) what materials its made from would be best like wood vs 3d printed, and size as well. like would this work well for carpenter ants? https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0081/8928/0333/products/IMG_20200617_094146_1024x1024@2x.jpg?v=1598104943

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77421Post AM1C39
Fri May 07, 2021 8:59 pm

Carpenter ants do good in wood nests and 3D printed nests. It should be a large nest with large tunnels that the queen can pas thru. That nest should be good.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77422Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 9:10 pm

Would i need to worry about them chewing a way out?

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77423Post AM1C39
Fri May 07, 2021 10:16 pm

If it is a hard wood it will be fine.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77424Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 11:14 pm

AM1C39 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:16 pm
If it is a hard wood it will be fine.
Lol i got no clue if its hard wood or not it looks like its hand crafted from a solid piece.

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77425Post AM1C39
Sat May 08, 2021 9:04 am

I would suggest an AntsCanada Omni nest or something like that.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77427Post Jager89
Sat May 08, 2021 11:56 am

AM1C39 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 9:04 am
I would suggest an AntsCanada Omni nest or something like that.
Yeah i'd buy AntsCanada again but i am not willing to pay almost 120 CAD for only 8"x8" a formicarium then have to pay import fees on top of it, hence why i am only buying products within Canada and Europe because European products aren't charged import fees in my experience with getting PC parts shipped from the EU. Maybe when Mikey decides to actually open up shop in Canada then i'll buy again but till then it is a big no-go for me.

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Re: Which ant species has Majors and Super Majors?

Post: # 77428Post Antnerd
Sat May 08, 2021 12:08 pm

Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 11:14 pm
AM1C39 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:16 pm
If it is a hard wood it will be fine.
Lol i got no clue if its hard wood or not it looks like its hand crafted from a solid piece.
I think that you should choose a 3D printed formicarium because IF the carpenter ants need moisture then the wood could rot and THEN it would be really easy for them to chew their way out.
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