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Ant_Dude2908's Polistes carolina Journal (Updated 4-14-19)


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#1 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 14 2019 - 1:09 PM

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These are a type of eusocial paper wasp that is found absolutely everywhere here in the South. They are a kind of burnt orange in color and are twice as large as a C. pennslyvanicus queen. I found a nest and a queen in a mailbox, and she was probably going to get sprayed with pesticides, so I saved her. Her nest is only 3 cells big right now, but I hope to grow her colony to a nice size before Winter. I have her in a box outside with a hole in the side so she can forage for here own food, nest materials, etc. I do give her honey and crickets occasionally though.

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 15 2019 - 9:21 AM

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Last night, I fired up my grill for the first time this season and found out that a paper wasp had set up shop in my grilling glove. Ouch!
Good luck with this queen.

Edited by ANTdrew, April 15 2019 - 9:27 AM.

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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#3 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 15 2019 - 1:47 PM

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Last night, I fired up my grill for the first time this season and found out that a paper wasp had set up shop in my grilling glove. Ouch!
Good luck with this queen.

Did you ID her? Was it Polistes carolina?

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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