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Target Acquired! 5x update 6/4/19


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#1 Offline Acutus - Posted May 28 2019 - 5:49 PM

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Came back to same place I saw all the males last night. They're still here but so was this girl!


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#2 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 28 2019 - 6:17 PM

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That’s awesome! :D
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#3 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 28 2019 - 7:07 PM

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Great job! I've only ever found one queen at a light, and she was infertile and ended up flying away and getting loose in my room. :/


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#4 Offline Acutus - Posted May 28 2019 - 8:03 PM

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X Woot! Woot!!  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

Just gotta hope at least 1 is fertile!! :D Fingers Crossed!!

 

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#5 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 29 2019 - 3:18 AM

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Soooo jealous!!!


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#6 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 29 2019 - 3:39 AM

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Congrats, brother! You're having a heck of a first anting season. Can you try imbedding your photos using the gallery?


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#7 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 29 2019 - 4:30 AM

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Holy wow, that’s amazing!

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#8 Offline Martialis - Posted May 29 2019 - 6:06 AM

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Those are Camponotus castaeneus. One of the few dirt-nesting Camponotus, and the only one in that part of the country.

 

Nice catch!


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#9 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 29 2019 - 6:23 AM

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WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??????????!!!!!!!!

#10 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 6:54 AM

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Congrats, brother! You're having a heck of a first anting season. Can you try imbedding your photos using the gallery?

Thank you!

I tried that too it kept telling me I couldn't load that type of file. ???  :mad: I think part of the problem too is the IMGUR App which I hate!

 

Holy wow, that’s amazing!

 

Thanks!

 

Those are Camponotus castaeneus. One of the few dirt-nesting Camponotus, and the only one in that part of the country.

 

Nice catch!

Thank you!

Yes they are! One of my favorites. I find them mostly in dirt but I've found them in logs a couple times. I have a small colony. I have found one area where almost every rock I move there are C. castaneus under it!

 

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??????????!!!!!!!!

 

Cause I was bored with nothing to do and decided to try and catch ants.  %)  %)

 

Still gotta hope that they are fertile but I have them all setup in Test tubes now! (I was low on Test tubes and cotton balls last night. :blush:)

 

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#11 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 29 2019 - 7:10 AM

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Good job though.

#12 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 7:16 AM

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Good job though.

 

Thanks! :D I knew that's what you were saying originally LOL!  :lol:  :lol:


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#13 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 29 2019 - 8:08 AM

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You can imbed photos by making a gallery on here and uploading them. Then when you make a post click on my media and find the gallery images you want. It's a few extra steps, but it makes it easier for people to see your photos especially on phones. Imgur is blocked on my work computer, too, so I can't see any of the links people post.

 

Your bound to have at least one mated queen in there, probably more.


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

#14 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 29 2019 - 9:52 AM

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Haha, I just saw a male flight of castaneus today! I'm sure the females will fly tomorrow!


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1:Tetramorium immigrans
1:Stigmatomma pallipes
1:Proceratium sp.
2:Prenolepis imparis (founding)
2:Camponotus casteanus
8:Camponotus chromaiodes
1:Vollenhovia emeryi
1:Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
1:Crematogaster sp. Queen (founding)

#15 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 10:31 AM

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You can imbed photos by making a gallery on here and uploading them. Then when you make a post click on my media and find the gallery images you want. It's a few extra steps, but it makes it easier for people to see your photos especially on phones. Imgur is blocked on my work computer, too, so I can't see any of the links people post.

 

Your bound to have at least one mated queen in there, probably more.

 

I'm pretty sure I can't gallery to work here either but I'll try

 

Haha, I just saw a male flight of castaneus today! I'm sure the females will fly tomorrow!

 

that's how it was here. The first night there were males all over and I was mad cause I couldn't find even 1 Queen. I almost didn't go back but got bored and found them. :D Didn't know that's how things worked. :D


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#16 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 10:55 AM

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You can imbed photos by making a gallery on here and uploading them. Then when you make a post click on my media and find the gallery images you want. It's a few extra steps, but it makes it easier for people to see your photos especially on phones. Imgur is blocked on my work computer, too, so I can't see any of the links people post.

 

Your bound to have at least one mated queen in there, probably more.

 

Have you done this from your phone? I don't see "My Media" " the emoticons" or any of the other thing like it is at the top of the computer.

I can make a gallery and upload but there's no tool for me to imbed them.

 

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Edited by Acutus, May 29 2019 - 11:03 AM.

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#17 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 29 2019 - 11:40 AM

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in Dayton Ohio the couple keepers out there have been seeing castaneus males but no queens (castaneus are like borderline impossible to find this is one of the first flights we have seen ever cuz we organized the state and we are tracking everything)



#18 Online ANTdrew - Posted May 29 2019 - 11:41 AM

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No, I only upload photos on my work lap top instead of actually doing my job.
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#19 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 12:03 PM

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in Dayton Ohio the couple keepers out there have been seeing castaneus males but no queens (castaneus are like borderline impossible to find this is one of the first flights we have seen ever cuz we organized the state and we are tracking everything)

 

Well the males came out at least 1 night before the Queens. First day I saw 200+ males, next day the males were still around (or maybe they were new)  but it took me almost 2 hours to get 5 Queens. The area is 2 double Tennis Courts with lights.

 

No, I only upload photos on my work lap top instead of actually doing my job.

 

Yeah Guilty here as well. :)


Edited by Acutus, May 29 2019 - 12:04 PM.

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#20 Offline 123LordOfAnts123 - Posted May 29 2019 - 1:02 PM

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When they fly, they fly!

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