Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

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wdani1
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Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

Post: # 62234Post wdani1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:45 pm

Hello

I already did ask for for helping indetificate a black and and right atm as i wannted to ask i did find this one.

So maybe you can also holp me for this Ant :)

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there i have also the question if they hate light. or if i can have here after some weeks on a trable to watch for the first worker.

thx guys :)

LasiusSapien
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Re: Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

Post: # 62235Post LasiusSapien
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:51 pm

sorry don't know what ants they are but to your question about light most ants don't like direct light into the nest but a lot of ants cant see red so people will use a red light to view a young colony or place see through red plastic over the nest, hope this helps
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

wdani1
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Re: Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

Post: # 62438Post wdani1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:48 am

I did not see how i can edit my post so i have tryed to take more pictures with my cheap electric microscope:

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so i hope this helps

wdani1
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Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:20 pm
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Re: Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

Post: # 62473Post wdani1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:00 pm

okey i did buy a makro lens now so i can do a better picture XD

hope this hhelps now! :

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so hope realy this helps :-) need to know this species ;-)

thx guys!

wdani1
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Re: Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

Post: # 62474Post wdani1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:01 pm

LasiusSapien wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:51 pm
sorry don't know what ants they are but to your question about light most ants don't like direct light into the nest but a lot of ants cant see red so people will use a red light to view a young colony or place see through red plastic over the nest, hope this helps
thank you for that! i use red plexy then maybe :-)

Good2Know15
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Re: Ant found just some min. ago in Swizerland. maybe a red ant?

Post: # 62599Post Good2Know15
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 pm

wdani1 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:00 pm
okey i did buy a makro lens now so i can do a better picture XD

hope this hhelps now! :

https://pasteboard.co/IsHQts1.jpg
https://pasteboard.co/IsHReOf.jpg
https://pasteboard.co/IsHRtih.jpg
https://pasteboard.co/IsHS252.jpg


so hope realy this helps :-) need to know this species ;-)

thx guys!
Myrmica sp ;) Don't worry about what species she is (maybe M. Rubra?), because most Myrmica queens behave the same. She is semi-claustral which means that you need to provide her food during the founding stage. A drop of honey and a small fruit fly once a week is enough. They also don't like light and vibrations, so keep her in the dark and try to not disturb her too often.

Good luck!
Also known as Ants_Netherlands16

Keeper of:
Lasius niger, flavus, lasioides
Myrmica sp.
Messor barbarus & Messor sp.
Crematogaster scutellaris
Camponotus aethiops, ligniperdus
Solenopsis fugax
Temnothorax nylanderi :D

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