AntsDakota's Lasius niger Colony (need name suggestions)

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Re: AntsDakota's Lasius niger Colony (need name suggestions)

Post: # 37847Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:52 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:08 pm
To me, Lasius niger and alienus queens look very different from each other. So if I can get a picture of the queen (she's in a dirt setup), would that help?
If you can capture those details (hairs on the antennae and teeth on the mandibles) then sure, go for it! If not, maybe it's something you can interpret on your own with a strong magnifying glass.
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Re: AntsDakota's Lasius niger Colony (need name suggestions)

Post: # 37859Post Masterchief
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:08 pm

Since their nickname is sometimes called Black Garden Ants you could simply go with it! Call your colony the "Black Garden!" Your queen could be "The Black Queen" or something!
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Re: AntsDakota's Lasius niger Colony (need name suggestions)

Post: # 38121Post AntNoobster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:06 am

The Brown Soldiers or The Black Warriors
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8

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