Identification help pretty please, i'm new in this...

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:50 pm

The first one (http://imgur.com/gallery/TOPNs4P) has layed a batch of eggs! Her gaster is looking whiteish on the underside so i'm guessing she has a lot of eggs 😜 i'm so happyyyyy
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Re: Identification help pretty please, i'm new in this...

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:04 pm

Muhca4 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:02 am
How often do you think i can look at them?
I would keep it down to a couple of times a week. My ants are all out in the open, so they don't really notice when I am looking at them.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:59 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Muhca4 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:02 am
How often do you think i can look at them?
I would keep it down to a couple of times a week. My ants are all out in the open, so they don't really notice when I am looking at them.
How do you keep them on the open?
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Post: # 38367Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 am

I mean they aren't kept in the dark.
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Re: Identification help pretty please, i'm new in this...

Post: # 38432Post Muhca4
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:28 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 am
I mean they aren't kept in the dark.
Don't they need the dark?
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:17 am

Yes they do. Queens found colonies in small dark spaces. They don't like the light. It stresses them out and makes them less successful.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:38 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 am
I mean they aren't kept in the dark.
How can i do that without stressing them?
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:50 am

Put them in the corner of a closet or a drawer. Somewhere they won't be disturbed.
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Post: # 38815Post Muhca4
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 am

StormDancer wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:50 am
Put them in the corner of a closet or a drawer. Somewhere they won't be disturbed.
Is this fluon? Is it appropriate for an ant barrier? Thank you!
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:12 am

I honestly couldn't say if it is but I wouldn't take chances with your ants. Google fluon or insect slip and buy something labeled specifically for that. Anything else might potentially contain chemicals that could kill your colony.
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