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Dorymyrmex insanus help please (LA, California)


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#1 Offline ExponentMars - Posted November 28 2020 - 12:21 PM

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so I want to catch a queen ant during the winter, and I found out that a species named Dorymyrmex insanus flies near Los Angeles during the winter months. does anyone have any tips on how to care for them? I haven't found any care sheets for this species. Any tips and help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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#2 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted November 28 2020 - 2:29 PM

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Well one, this species is pretty bad haha. Two, this late in the year you will pretty much find nothing. Just wait until next spring to catch some. Care is pretty much the same as any other species. Just give them sugars and proteins and make sure they are heated.


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#3 Offline ExponentMars - Posted November 28 2020 - 2:30 PM

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Well one, this species is pretty bad haha. Two, this late in the year you will pretty much find nothing. Just wait until next spring to catch some. Care is pretty much the same as any other species. Just give them sugars and proteins and make sure they are heated.

ok thanks


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#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted November 28 2020 - 2:59 PM

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I found a queen in January or December last year in my pool. She died before getting workers. And she was in a dirt setup.

Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#5 Offline ExponentMars - Posted November 30 2020 - 8:28 AM

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I found a queen in January or December last year in my pool. She died before getting workers. And she was in a dirt setup.

that's sad :C


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