Ant queen identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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NoobAntKeeper
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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77253Post NoobAntKeeper
Sun May 02, 2021 8:44 pm

K but idk what's going on with the cotton it keeps drying out and not staying wet and idk y!

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77254Post AM1C39
Sun May 02, 2021 9:16 pm

The tip of the cotton will look dry but she can still drink from it.
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: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77255Post NoobAntKeeper
Sun May 02, 2021 9:28 pm

Ok thx that had me worried.

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77256Post NoobAntKeeper
Sun May 02, 2021 9:30 pm

Ik I've already set her up but would it be a gud idea to maybe feed her some honey/sugar water.

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77257Post Jager89
Sun May 02, 2021 10:14 pm

NoobAntKeeper wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 9:30 pm
Ik I've already set her up but would it be a gud idea to maybe feed her some honey/sugar water.
That depends on if it is fully claustral or only semi. If she is fully claustral you don't need to feed her.

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77265Post AM1C39
Mon May 03, 2021 6:37 am

Just to be safe you can give her a very small amount.
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: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77266Post NoobAntKeeper
Mon May 03, 2021 6:52 am

K then

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77267Post NoobAntKeeper
Mon May 03, 2021 6:56 am

Ok ima quit for now wait til she gets her first Nantic and try to identify them. sound gud? also to confirm they prefer a tight space to nest or should I give her more space.

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77279Post NoobAntKeeper
Mon May 03, 2021 6:40 pm

Final question there are 2 types of queens that seem very common around here one I don't keep bcuz its semi claustral the other is solonopsis Invicta I know they grow fast which is great but I heard they're hard to keep after a certain point would it be safe for a "noobantkeeper" like me to keep a solonopsis colony.

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Re: Ant queen identification

Post: # 77281Post AM1C39
Mon May 03, 2021 7:06 pm

I would say no, fire ants are very hard to keep, in a few years when you know what you are doing you could keep them if you want.
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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