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#1 Offline NickAnter - Posted December 28 2018 - 7:16 PM

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    Hi, I'm Nick, greetings to everyone on the forum.  I am currently raising a Pheidole cf. navigans colony, which, just yesterday, got it's first worker!  I will also post a journal on this colony, which will probably, sadly, not have pictures or videos for  a while, as I do not have access to a macro lens.  If anyone has any recommendations on where to go for finding queen ant, ideally an area my parents would want to go to, I am open to suggestions.  I would also like to say a belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year to everybody out there.


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#2 Offline Zeiss - Posted December 28 2018 - 7:22 PM

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Welcome to the forum!  There are a good amount of us on here from Orange County as well.  

 

There are tons of topics here about good places to go collecting, but it is Winter right now, so nothing will be flying and having queens out and about.



#3 Offline Will230145 - Posted December 28 2018 - 7:30 PM

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Welcome, just as Zeiss said, ants aren’t out right now and I’m not too familiar with Orange County but I would like to wish you a happy New Years, and welcome to the forum!

#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted December 28 2018 - 8:14 PM

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     Thank you!  



#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 28 2018 - 8:47 PM

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Welcome. I'm from Orange County too. :)



#6 Offline FSTP - Posted December 28 2018 - 9:13 PM

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Welcome!  

 

I'm from Orange County too. Living in Central Valley now though.


There are videos of my ants here: https://www.youtube....bN5yYK2KWXA0vQ?


#7 Offline T.C. - Posted December 28 2018 - 9:51 PM

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#8 Offline Leo - Posted December 29 2018 - 12:02 AM

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welcome!



#9 Offline Guy_Fieri - Posted December 29 2018 - 12:16 AM

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I'm also from Orange County, have fun exploring the forums!



#10 Offline Ant Broski - Posted December 29 2018 - 1:34 PM

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Welcome! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year too.

#11 Offline NickAnter - Posted December 29 2018 - 2:59 PM

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Thank you again!



#12 Offline Manitobant - Posted December 31 2018 - 6:42 PM

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Currently in Palm Springs and there is still ants out! I would recommend digging up founding chambers (little rings on the ground) or looking under stones. I actually found a solenopsis Queen today under one!

#13 Offline NickAnter - Posted January 1 2019 - 8:57 AM

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Cool, I actually found some un-identified queens in my pool which I have been catching for weeks, but I cannot seem to get them to lay; I have treated them as semi-claustral, and claustral, but they still won't lay, I have also tried polygynic foundings as well as monogynic foundings, but neither work, unfortunetly. :/


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#14 Offline Manitobant - Posted January 1 2019 - 9:41 AM

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Cool, I actually found some un-identified queens in my pool which I have been catching for weeks, but I cannot seem to get them to lay; I have treated them as semi-claustral, and claustral, but they still won't lay, I have also tried polygynic foundings as well as monogynic foundings, but neither work, unfortunetly. :/

they could be males. If you could post a picture we could help,ID it.

#15 Offline NickAnter - Posted January 1 2019 - 3:38 PM

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I do not have anything to take good pictures with.  If I am correct in my guess of genus, (Cardiocondyla),  I have queens, I know because I have found colonies of this species in the wild, and the queens in those colonies look, as far as I can tell, identical, and I looked very closely, I also looked on the internet. I will try to get a macro lens as soon as possible for identification.

 

 

 

Edit:  I also think I have identified the species: Cardiocondyla muaritanica.


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