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Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:10 am
by CashTheEntomoligist
Have An Image? If You Are A Beginner A Big Recommendation Is To Keep These Lasius Niger, Messor Barbarus Etc.. Just Say The Species I Know Quite A lot I've Been Studying Entomology For 4-5 Months And Ants Are Very Interesting Also Congrats On Your Colony! Just Share A Picture And I Can Define It.

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:37 pm
by CashTheEntomoligist
Yes If It Is On Your Images Do This Click On The Image Right Click And Click "COPY URL" And Post It

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:38 pm
by CashTheEntomoligist
Or Just Copy The Main link

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:52 pm
by TheRealAntMan
Here’s how to post pics on the forum:https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=162

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:20 pm
by LowlandAnts
I'm a newby to the hobby myself, so I can only compare it to ones I've seen up close. If she has a black thorax, red head, and a brow-reddish backside she might be a Messor Barbarus. If she's wholly black but her backside has some browning rings between the segments she might be a Lasius Niger or Lasius Flavus.

Any more experienced antkeepers are free to correct me here, since I might have it wrong.

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:02 pm
by Thorond0r
It's not Lasius, they don't have the two extra nodes between the thorax and the abdomen.
Other than that i'm pretty much at a loss, not a species i'm familiar with... probably best to wait for batspiderfish to come along and save the day :P

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:38 pm
by idahoantgirl
It would be great if we could get a view from above, but with the pictures we have I would say Tetramorium Immigrans.

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:42 pm
by NKantsalberta
I would say tetrimorium. My myrmica queen has a smaller thorax and gastor. But fortunately for you she is easy to care for as she is fully claustral and doesnt require feeding and more space than a test tube like my myrmica :D also welcome to the family fellow Canadian!

Re: Just Another Newbie?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm
by idahoantgirl
agreed. Watch AntsCanada's video on this species. Its new scientific name is Tetramorium Immigrans. Also, one tip:
When your colony gets to the point that they need an outworld, the only barriers that work are fluon and dry baby powder. (not mixed with rubbing alcohol.) I used baby powder + rubbing alcohol for a while, but once my colony got curious, they could walk right over it. Dry baby powder is the only thing I have found that works. Dab it on with a cottonball.