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Best Answer ColAnt735 , May 30 2022 - 5:48 PM

You need Lasius workers/brood for this species, the more brood/workers you get the better this species is pretty hard to keep for newbies.Here is a care sheet for this species' European sister species. Their care is the same:https://www.formicul...sius-umbratus/ 

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#1 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 30 2022 - 4:11 PM

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1. Troy Michigan, at a park/trail

2. Collected today
3. Forestish area
4. About 0.4 of a inch

5. Reddish brown
6. Everything else is unknown. I suspect it either a lasuis neoniger or tetramorium.




 



#2 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 30 2022 - 4:13 PM

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I can try and take more pics if nessecary but i already put her in a dark area.



#3 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted May 30 2022 - 4:14 PM

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Lasius aphidicola queen. This species is parasitic so you will need host workers.
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Keeping ants since 2020 

I keep:

Myrmicinae: Solenopsis molesta( 2 queens). Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 800 workers!),

Crematogaster cerasi  :yahoo:  ( 1 colony with a worker). Temnothorax  curvispinosus ( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

Formicinae: Prenolepis imparis ( 2 single queen colonies). Lasius brevicornis  :yahoo:( 19 founding queens) haven't seen many journals of them. Lasius Neoniger (a founding queen).Formica incerta( 1 colony with 22 workers)

 

Previously kept: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis   ( 1 colony with 9 workers). 

 

As you can tell I like ants


#4 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 30 2022 - 4:39 PM

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Oh ok thanks!



#5 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 30 2022 - 4:46 PM

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I have a few questions though. So I just collect workers? Can they be tetramorium or lasuis, or does it not really matter? Additionally, where can I find a care-sheet for this species? Is this too hard for a beginner or is it easy, as I would like to have a parasitic lasuis, I find them really cool!



#6 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted May 30 2022 - 5:48 PM   Best Answer

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You need Lasius workers/brood for this species, the more brood/workers you get the better this species is pretty hard to keep for newbies.Here is a care sheet for this species' European sister species. Their care is the same:https://www.formicul...sius-umbratus/ 


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Keeping ants since 2020 

I keep:

Myrmicinae: Solenopsis molesta( 2 queens). Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 800 workers!),

Crematogaster cerasi  :yahoo:  ( 1 colony with a worker). Temnothorax  curvispinosus ( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

Formicinae: Prenolepis imparis ( 2 single queen colonies). Lasius brevicornis  :yahoo:( 19 founding queens) haven't seen many journals of them. Lasius Neoniger (a founding queen).Formica incerta( 1 colony with 22 workers)

 

Previously kept: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis   ( 1 colony with 9 workers). 

 

As you can tell I like ants


#7 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 30 2022 - 6:07 PM

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Thanks! I’ll try my luck with these, and I’ll be posting some threads with questions.







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