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#1 Offline Crystals - Posted October 11 2014 - 9:00 AM

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Here is a list of various links that many ant keepers find handy.


Ant keeping Guide for Beginners
http://forum.formicu...-for-beginners/

Ant Mating Chart
http://forum.formicu...t-mating-chart/

Picture of Formicariums and Outworlds
http://forum.formicu...-and-outworlds/

How To Find And Catch Ant Queens
http://www.formicult...tch-ant-queens/

Preferred Food by Species
http://forum.formicu...ood-by-species/

Escape Prevention Barriers
http://www.formicult...-to-by-members/

Various Setups for Founding Queens:
http://www.formicult...ounding-queens/
 
Guide to hibernation
http://www.formicult...to-hibernation/
 
 
Tutorials and How-To's

How to Build a Formicarium out of Grout
http://forum.formicu...icture +journey

How to Build a Picture Frame Grout Formicarium with Advanced Hydration
http://www.formicult...ion/#entry28868

How to Build a Formicarium out of Firebrick
http://forum.formicu...icture +journey

How to build a Formicarium out of a Bead Container
http://forum.formicu...icture +journey

How to build a formicarium with clay
http://www.formicult...um-out-of-clay/

How to build a horizontal sand formicarium
http://www.formicult...nd-formicarium/

How to Build an Ant Waterer or Liquid Feeder
http://forum.formicu...-liquid-feeder/

How to Build a Foraging Area
http://www.formicult...-foraging-area/

Cullturing various insect feeders:
http://forum.formicu...ts-and-feeders/

Techniques for successful anting
http://forum.formicu...or-when-anting/

How to move your ants
http://www.formicult...r-ants/#entry14571

How to clean your Foraging Area:
http://www.formicult...-foraging-area/

Ant Food Recipes:
Etherwulf's cricket and whey recipe
http://www.formicult...ch-threadguide/
Chromerust's chicken and nectar recipe
http://www.formicult...-feeding-video/
 
Specimen Preparation and Labeling
http://mississippien...ecimen.prep.htm


Photography

Tips for Taking and Posting Pictures
http://forum.formicu...sting-pictures/

Photographing Live Ants (Wayne's Word)
http://waynesword.pa...Nikon9.htm#ants
 
Ant photography thread
http://www.formicult...ead/#entry27027
 
 
Other Interesting Links

Ant Keeping Census
http://forum.formicu...s-of-the-forum/

Pictures of Members Ant Keeping Areas
http://forum.formicu...your-ant-areas/

Live ant video streams
http://forum.formicu...-video-streams/

Substrates and Materials for Building your Formicarium:
http://www.formicult...ium/#entry11018

Various methods to color an ant nest:
http://www.formicult...sts/#entry12423

Materials and Equipment Purchasing Guide:
http://www.formiculture.com/index.php/topic/2001-materials-and-equipment-purchasing-guide/#entry25326


List of Favorite Ant Videos
http://www.formicult...e-ant-channels/

Map of members locations
http://www.formicult...er-map/?p=30287


Anting, IDing and Keys 

Anting How-To
http://www.formicult...y-mated-queens/

AntWeb 
http://www.antweb.org/
Click on the Regions dropdown, and you location may be on this site (Nearctic is US and Canada).
This site will provide a list of known ant species in a given area. It is possible to see side views and descriptions of the ants.

Ant Wiki
http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

North American Ants (Myrmecos)
http://www.myrmecos....-american-ants/

Taxonomic List of Ant Genera (Alexander Wild)
http://www.alexander...t-of-Ant-Genera

General Ant Keys
http://forum.formicu...ic/269-ant-key/

How to distinguish Lasius, Formica, Camponotus, and Polyergus
http://forum.formicu...ce-differences/

Ants (Formicidae) of the Southeastern United States
http://mississippien...icidaehome.html
A very useful resource for many ants along the Atlantic coast.

Ants (Formidicae) of Alberta, Canada
http://www.biology.u..._22/ganp_22.pdf
 
Camponotus key for United States Southwest
http://forum.formicu...ates-southwest/

Taxonomic Notes on Nearctic Species of Camponotus, Subgenus Myrmentoma
http://antbase.org/a...s/8289/8289.pdf

Key to Myrmecocystus species
http://www.antwiki.o..._species#14-e-w

The Taxonomy, Distribution and Ecology of California Desert Ants
http://www.desertants.org

New World Army Ants
http://www.armyants.org

Alphabetical Index of [Southwest] Ant Genera by Subfamily (Wayne's Word)
http://waynesword.pa...u/AntGenera.htm
 
Harvester Ants of the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Some other ants, too...
http://www.pogolumina.net/

Hymenoptera Glossary
http://www.hymatol.org/glossary.html

Hymenoptera Online
http://hol.osu.edu/
An excellent resource for tracking down descriptions and other scientific literature, especially when a description is unavailable or inconclusive.

Bayer Environmental Science Ant Identification Guide
https://www.backedby...t ID Guide.ashx

Ant Identification Key 1-node Ants
http://lancaster.unl...s/1nodeants.pdf

Ant Identification Key 2-node Ants
http://lancaster.unl...s/2nodeants.pdf

FMC Professional Solutions Ant Identification Guide
http://www.fmcprosol...et=dsESXNRwKA0=

Antkey | ID guide | introduced ants
http://antkey.org/en

Navajo Nature
http://www.navajonat...avajo-ants.html
Great for ants in the "Four Corners" states. An intersection of Navajo ideals and binomial classification.

Key to Identifying Common French Ants
http://keyants.free.fr/
Very helpful for identifying European ants

Dr Eleanor's Book of Common Ants
http://www.yourwildl...04/BCA_demo.pdf
 
Antmaps.org
http://antmaps.org/?

Edited by dspdrew, March 18 2017 - 3:37 AM.

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#2 Offline DesertAntz - Posted October 11 2014 - 9:05 AM

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Wow. Great post. 


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#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:12 AM

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Here's a really good site I just found out about:

http://www.alexander...t-of-Ant-Genera



#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:24 AM

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Yes of course that one will be added. There's a few really good ones like that I'll be adding to it.

Edit: Added them. I also made the text a little smaller so there won't be as much scrolling needed as the list grows.

Edited by dspdrew, October 11 2014 - 11:47 AM.


#5 Online dermy - Posted October 11 2014 - 1:09 PM

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Thanks for making this really helpful!



#6 Offline Alza - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:33 PM

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oh wow this is indeed handy 



#7 Offline Crystals - Posted October 27 2014 - 1:11 PM

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I am going to post this one down here.  I keep sharing it, but have problems finding it.

 

Picture of ant areas:

http://forum.formicu...your-ant-areas/


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#8 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 27 2014 - 4:54 PM

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Good idea. I'll definitely be adding to that thread soon.



#9 Offline James C. Trager - Posted October 28 2014 - 5:42 AM

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This site - http://mississippien...icidaehome.html - has the best online, illustrated keys to ants available. They work best for the southeastern quarter of the USA, but can be used beyond that region for the genus keys, at least.  



#10 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 28 2014 - 9:28 PM

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This site - http://mississippien...icidaehome.html - has the best online, illustrated keys to ants available. They work best for the southeastern quarter of the USA, but can be used beyond that region for the genus keys, at least.  

Is there a site like that for Southwestern ants? :D



#11 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 29 2014 - 5:49 AM

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Is there a site like that for Southwestern ants? :D

Between these two websites, I would say pretty much.

The Taxonomy, Distribution and Ecology of California Desert Ants
http://www.desertants.org

Alphabetical Index of [Southwest] Ant Genera by Subfamily (Wayne's Word)
http://waynesword.pa...u/AntGenera.htm

#12 Offline Mathiacus - Posted November 25 2014 - 1:18 AM

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step by step guide to digging up Myrmecia for our aussie friends?



#13 Offline Crystals - Posted February 26 2015 - 12:34 PM

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step by step guide to digging up Myrmecia for our aussie friends?

If you want to post the links down here, by all means go ahead.

I am not sure it is general enough for all users to linked at the top, but feel free to post links in following posts like these.

 

How to dig up Myrmecia: http://www.formicult...ia/?hl=myrmecia


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#14 Offline AntsTexas - Posted March 23 2015 - 11:46 AM

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here's something i found:

 

http://www.thingiver...earch?q=ant&sa=


Ant Queens found:

 

Solenopsis Invicta,  Solenopsis xyloni,  Brachymyrmex depilis/Sp,  Myrmecocystus Mimicus,  Pogonomyrmex barbatus,

Forelius pruinosus,  Camponotus sayi, Dorymyrmex insanus, crematogaster ashmeadi,

 

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Ant Queens i have going right now:

 

camponotus sayi, solenopsis invicta, Myrmecocystus Mimicus, Forelius pruinosus

Pogonomyrmex barbatus, and some others (no i.d.)

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YouTube:  AntsTexas

 

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Facebook page:  AntsTexas


#15 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 30 2015 - 8:43 AM

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Added the Anting How-To. Not sure why we never had that thread on here since it's a pinned topic.



#16 Offline Crystals - Posted November 4 2015 - 2:04 PM

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Here are some links about flooding a wild solenopsis invicta nest to collect it.  (I keep forgetting where I found the links, so now I can't miss them)

If you have patience, a pail, baby power, and water you can try collecting a wild colony for a quick start.  (Note this only works on very few species of ants, such as Solenopsis invicta or Linepithema humile).

 

https://6legs2many.w...thod-fire-ants/
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#17 Offline Barristan - Posted November 6 2015 - 10:55 AM

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http://keyants.free.fr/index.html: Very good webpage for identifying European ants.


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Antmaps.org?




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