i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

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texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78547Post texmaspro
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:09 am

also i have to say maybe my new colony is solenopsis geminata which will be good because its native but it may also be solenopsis invicta which will be bad because its not a native species ill try to identify her
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78599Post AntsLuxembourg
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:35 am

texmaspro wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:09 am
also i have to say maybe my new colony is solenopsis geminata which will be good because its native but it may also be solenopsis invicta which will be bad because its not a native species ill try to identify her
Cool. I can't wait to hear the good / bad news. I'll hope for the best. ;)
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
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texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78602Post texmaspro
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:00 am

yes and by the way there is a plant growing in the container of my fire ants
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers

Post: # 78609Post texmaspro
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:29 am

hello i need help there are some white things growing over the dirt of my fire ants they look like cotton what shall i do , are they harmful? shall i move my fire ants out? please help :?
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78614Post texmaspro
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:49 am

i think it is a saprophytic fungus so it may not be harmful
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78631Post AntsLuxembourg
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:21 am

random white fluffy stuff growing on your soil? Usually fungus. You can try to remove it by removing the soil around with a spoon but it's no guarantee that it won't come back. I myself have literally stopped getting pieces of wood into my setups (unless I was keeping camponodus which I'm currently not). Had one that was slowly molding away even in a dry setup that was rarely moistened. And another one I was preparing for an expansion about half a year later where there would just grow a lot of molt all over. Remove the top layer of soil where it was growing with about 1cm of depth removed and I haven't seen it grow back yet.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78636Post texmaspro
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:10 am

ok thanks and by the way im buying a formicarium soo im moving them i am also buying some ant keeping stuff i also bought new test tubes :P
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78700Post texmaspro
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:08 am

hello my ant colony has been identified as solenopsis invicta sorry if i couldnt send a photo it was difficult but thank you :lol:
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78720Post texmaspro
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:52 am

hello everyone im super glad to say i managed to catch 5 solenopsis invicta queens :D
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

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Re: i have a camponotus pudorosus queen with workers and 2 males

Post: # 78768Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:06 am

texmaspro wrote:
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:08 am
hello my ant colony has been identified as solenopsis invicta sorry if i couldnt send a photo it was difficult but thank you :lol:
Shame it's the invasive colony. :/
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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