Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

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AntsIdaho
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Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58119Post AntsIdaho
Fri May 10, 2019 10:28 pm

I was wondering what species was the most common and fun to keep in Idaho or close to that.
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58158Post AntsDakota
Sat May 11, 2019 5:59 pm

AntsIdaho wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:28 pm
I was wondering what species was the most common and fun to keep in Idaho or close to that.
The genera Camponotus, Formica, Lasius, and Tetramorium are all common and easy to keep.
"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

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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58161Post AntsIdaho
Sat May 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Thanks so much!!!
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58182Post idahoantgirl
Sun May 12, 2019 4:26 pm

Welcome! We have an overload of Tetramorium Immigrans here , they are quick growing, easy to keep, and easy to find in June.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

AntsIdaho
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58183Post AntsIdaho
Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 pm

Thanks idahoantgirl, I recently caught some camponotus queens, 2 without wings and 3 with wings. I was wondering If those were common in Idaho?


Hoping to establish a healthy Camponotus colony :D
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58194Post WillWithAnts
Sun May 12, 2019 10:15 pm

AntsIdaho wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Thanks idahoantgirl, I recently caught some camponotus queens, 2 without wings and 3 with wings. I was wondering If those were common in Idaho?


Hoping to establish a healthy Camponotus colony :D
Yeah, there are 11 species native to Idaho according to http://antmaps.org/?mode=diversity&genus=Camponotus. Have any pictures?

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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58196Post AntsIdaho
Sun May 12, 2019 10:52 pm

I would post some pictures but I am afraid to disturb my queens as I am a beginner, however I will try to do it tomorrow the 13 of may
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1- Camponotus Vicinus
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58230Post AntsIdaho
Mon May 13, 2019 5:06 pm

Here is the link to a picture of what I think is C. Pennsylvanicus : file:///home/chronos/u-c8b219ed451afb8ec94154c2730e082efa9ea905/Downloads/Untitled%20document.pdf
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1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58323Post WillWithAnts
Thu May 16, 2019 10:38 am

I get a error 404 message with your link. Here is some info on posing pictures on the site: https://youtu.be/c1Mu4Rw3s8w

AntsIdaho
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Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Post: # 58329Post AntsIdaho
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 pm

Thank you I will watch it and try to post again probably on another topic I will create.
Founding:
1- Camponotus Modoc
1- Camponotus Vicinus
Both swith larvae!!

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