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Prenolepis Confusion

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#1 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 9 2017 - 3:55 PM

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So I have been looking into getting a P. imparis colony soon. However, there seem to be some confusion on their difficulty level and care. In the AntsCanada care video on them, (  ), he says that they are a great beginner species, however, in the Tarheel Ants Video on them (  ), he says that they are an advanced species and very difficult to get past the second year. I have also heard that there are certain conditions and hibernation schedules that the queens need to lay eggs. Does anyone here have experience keeping these ants? Can someone help me sort this all out and/or give me tips on keeping them?



#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 10 2017 - 4:05 AM

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Also, will adult colonies accept new queens?



#3 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted November 10 2017 - 7:49 AM

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My journal will be very useful. My 6 colonies are doing great. They eat most things I give them.

http://www.formicult...9;s prenolepis

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#4 Offline T.C. - Posted November 10 2017 - 10:33 AM

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I think it's funny how you tried to embed all the videos into the discussion like they where emoticons. :P


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#5 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 10 2017 - 2:20 PM

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I think it's funny how you tried to embed all the videos into the discussion like they where emoticons. :P

I didn't. I meant to place a link for people to copy/paste into their browser. I've never put video links in a post before, so I didn't know this would happen.  


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#6 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 12 2017 - 8:32 AM

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I have a large colony of P. imparis in my backyard and a colony in my school garden. I'm watching them for signs of nuptial flights.



#7 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted November 12 2017 - 10:03 AM

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I have a large colony of P. imparis in my backyard and a colony in my school garden. I'm watching them for signs of nuptial flights.

 

It's good that you've located a couple colonies but they do not fly until the first warm day of spring. I caught a few of my queens in February (there was a warm front) but most of them in April. 



#8 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 12 2017 - 3:20 PM

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Yeah, I'm planning on making one polygynous colony to keep and making several monogynous colonies to sell.







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