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#1 Offline caren55 - Posted January 9 2018 - 6:40 AM

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i just found this ant at my bedroom , but i got no clue if its a queen or major worker since the ant isn't that big but got wings , here are the picture (i can't zoom it more cause my camera blur)

 

and i didn't have test tube atm , so how should i keep it now?

 

pic : https://imgur.com/a/34WLi


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#2 Offline Diesel - Posted January 9 2018 - 7:28 AM

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this is def a queen. u can try a pill bottle with moist cotton to hold her over until u can get a test tube setup. she may or may not have been mated as she still has 1 wing. its hard to tell.


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Temnothorax Longispinosus.-Journal(discontinued)-(formerly)

Camponotus Noveboracensis (formerly)

Camponotus Nearticus-formerly

Tetramorium sp.-formerly

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen & brood.-formerly

Tapinoma Sessile-Journal (3 queen colony)-formerly

​Tapinoma  Sessile #2 (2 queen colony)-formerly

Aphaenogaster Picea-Journal-active

Crematogaster sp.(Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with 3 workers and brood-formerly

​Crematogaster sp. #2 (Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with brood-formerly

Formica sp. polygenus-active 300+ workers-active

Formica Subsericea-active 25+ workers-active

Myrmica Rubra 400+ workers 3 queens-active


#3 Offline caren55 - Posted January 9 2018 - 8:36 AM

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this is def a queen. u can try a pill bottle with moist cotton to hold her over until u can get a test tube setup. she may or may not have been mated as she still has 1 wing. its hard to tell.

how to make it moist ? if using test tube , we put some water and put the cotton to let the test tube moist . but how with pill bottle ? its too big



#4 Offline T.C. - Posted January 9 2018 - 8:57 AM

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It's a queen and likely fertile. Thinking Pheidole sp.



#5 Offline caren55 - Posted January 9 2018 - 10:00 AM

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nevermind , i just made a diy test tube , and right before i move her . she is gone :( 



#6 Offline Phoenix - Posted January 9 2018 - 10:12 AM

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Solenopsis geminata


Colonies

Camponotus cf. albosparsus — Journal

Camponotus cf. auriventris — Journal
Camponotus sp.
Colobopsis spp.
Crematogaster sp.
Nylanderia sp.  Journal
Pheidole cf. parva
Solenopsis geminata — Journal
 

#7 Offline dermy - Posted January 9 2018 - 10:18 AM

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this is def a queen. u can try a pill bottle with moist cotton to hold her over until u can get a test tube setup. she may or may not have been mated as she still has 1 wing. its hard to tell.

how to make it moist ? if using test tube , we put some water and put the cotton to let the test tube moist . but how with pill bottle ? its too big

 

Unlike a traditional Test Tube setup the best I've been able to do is keep a lot of cotton and keep it very moist. It usually lasts at least a Couple of months and with a simple pipette you can add some more water if the cotton dries. I've raised lots of queens in Pill Bottles they work great for me.



#8 Offline caren55 - Posted January 9 2018 - 10:20 AM

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this is def a queen. u can try a pill bottle with moist cotton to hold her over until u can get a test tube setup. she may or may not have been mated as she still has 1 wing. its hard to tell.

how to make it moist ? if using test tube , we put some water and put the cotton to let the test tube moist . but how with pill bottle ? its too big

 

Unlike a traditional Test Tube setup the best I've been able to do is keep a lot of cotton and keep it very moist. It usually lasts at least a Couple of months and with a simple pipette you can add some more water if the cotton dries. I've raised lots of queens in Pill Bottles they work great for me.

 

can you give me the picture of the pill bottle ?



#9 Offline VoidElecent - Posted January 9 2018 - 11:22 AM

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Solenopsis geminata

 

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#10 Offline dermy - Posted January 9 2018 - 11:22 AM

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can you give me the picture of the pill bottle ?

Here something I made because I was bored, sorry it doesn't have any ants because all mine died and I have to wait till May before I can get anymore.

 

 

Also probably shouldn't use your hands to push down the cotton like I did but I'm not gonna use that setup for anything.



#11 Offline T.C. - Posted January 9 2018 - 11:33 AM

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Solenopsis geminata

 

Seconded.

 

I'm wrong then? :*( It doesn't have a location, who knows? 



#12 Offline caren55 - Posted January 9 2018 - 5:58 PM

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can you give me the picture of the pill bottle ?

Here something I made because I was bored, sorry it doesn't have any ants because all mine died and I have to wait till May before I can get anymore.

 

 

Also probably shouldn't use your hands to push down the cotton like I did but I'm not gonna use that setup for anything.

 

thanks a lot!


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#13 Offline Martialis - Posted January 9 2018 - 6:59 PM

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i just found this ant at my bedroom , but i got no clue if its a queen or major worker since the ant isn't that big but got wings , here are the picture (i can't zoom it more cause my camera blur)

 

and i didn't have test tube atm , so how should i keep it now?

 

pic : https://imgur.com/a/34WLi

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#14 Offline caren55 - Posted January 9 2018 - 8:03 PM

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i just found this ant at my bedroom , but i got no clue if its a queen or major worker since the ant isn't that big but got wings , here are the picture (i can't zoom it more cause my camera blur)

 

and i didn't have test tube atm , so how should i keep it now?

 

pic : https://imgur.com/a/34WLi

Where are you from?

 

I'm indonesian



#15 Offline Mdrogun - Posted January 9 2018 - 8:09 PM

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Solenopsis geminata

 

Seconded.

 

I'm wrong then? :*( It doesn't have a location, who knows? 

 

Definitely looks looks to be Solenopsis geminata. They're a pretty widespread species.


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