Formica Pallidefulva

Discussions about the care and keeping of ants

Moderator: ooper01

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 40263Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Well I went outside and saw a large ant scurrying past me. I wasn’t even looking for ants but oh well.
Image
ImageImage
Image
My camera decided not to focus today.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 40879Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 pm

Update:
She layed eggs.
Image
Image
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

MorbidBugg
Posts: 285
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Location: Orangeville

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 40901Post MorbidBugg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Nice Spot! Always happens that way for me.... not looking so you have no tubes or container bam there she is just staring backat you. Now you're looking for anything that will be quick and efficient to catch her, cursing under youre breath as what you need is just out of reach so you debate taking you're eyes off the queen for a second and risk losing her or frantically grabbing a cup.... ahhh and some people think there's no excitement keeping ants...
Ants are life's most successful invaders. Understand and respect that power.

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 40904Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 pm

MorbidBugg wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Nice Spot! Always happens that way for me.... not looking so you have no tubes or container bam there she is just staring backat you. Now you're looking for anything that will be quick and efficient to catch her, cursing under youre breath as what you need is just out of reach so you debate taking you're eyes off the queen for a second and risk losing her or frantically grabbing a cup.... ahhh and some people think there's no excitement keeping ants...
That’s usually true for me, but I had test tubes on me because I was looking jumping spiders (common pests in my area).
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 41906Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:51 pm

Update: Not much to report, just some larvae.
ImageImage
Image
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 46260Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:28 pm

Update: We now have several pupae.Image
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 46972Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:43 pm

Update: These two nanatics elclosed yesterday.

Image
Image
Image
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsOfOntario
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 46984Post AntsOfOntario
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 pm

MorbidBugg wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Nice Spot! Always happens that way for me.... not looking so you have no tubes or container bam there she is just staring backat you. Now you're looking for anything that will be quick and efficient to catch her, cursing under youre breath as what you need is just out of reach so you debate taking you're eyes off the queen for a second and risk losing her or frantically grabbing a cup.... ahhh and some people think there's no excitement keeping ants...
This is beyond accurate. I actually just catch them in my hands and put them in my pocket now.
But just the aniexty I used to face knowing the fact that I found a queen and had no tubes... it's painful. :cry:

AntsDakota
Posts: 1073
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Location: South Dakota

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 47042Post AntsDakota
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:49 pm

I thought Formica didn't have naked pupae.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

TheRealAntMan
Posts: 552
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:59 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: Formica Pallidefulva

Post: # 47051Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:04 pm

In most captive colonies, most of the larvae don't have anchors (like dirt or sand) to themselves and spin a silk cocoon. I could always add substrate, but I like it better this way.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests