New Tetramorium Queen!

Found a #tetramorium #antqueen, probably #tetramoriumcaespitum with no wings in #lakewoodwa. #antkeeper #antqueens #ants A post shared by Tichomir Dunlop (@tichomirdunlop) on Jul 22, 2017 at 11:29am PDT I found a new Tetramorium Queen today, already deälated! This morning my mother woke me up to tell me that there was substantial evidence of nuptial flights…

iNaturalist projects

I have founded the Antkeeping project and the Ants of North America project on iNaturalist. Both projects are for quite different purposes: Antkeeping is for recording your colonies and queens, nuptial flights, and alates. What it is not for is for generic ant observations. Ants of North America is for any type of ant observation in North…

Five Formica Queens!

Found five 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜 ant queens on a trip to Eastern Washington outside the Swauk Teanaway Grange, nearby Cle Elum/Ellensburg (Eastern) Washington. Lasius? #identification please! Lasius maybe? #antkeeper #antkeeping #queenants #easternwashington #washington #lasius #id #antloveforever #idrequest A post shared by Tichomir Dunlop (@tichomirdunlop) on Jul 18, 2017 at 6:37pm PDT What did you say? You found…

New book: The Fungus Growing Ants of North America by William Morton Wheeler 1907, 1973 republication

Wonderful book, just came by post today. We ordered it from Barnes & Noble marketplace seller Better World Books and the condition was perfect! Although the copy is more than twenty years old, the pages were not even slightly yellowed. Because the book was written in 1907, some of the terminology is quite outdated. For example,…

Genus Sedum “Stonecrop”

On my post yesterday My Tetramorium Queen I was remarking about the little black ants in my yard, which I thought may be Lasius, and mentioned “yellow sprawling succulents,” which I did not know the name of: Now I see them collecting the nectar from the yellow sprawling succulents – of course, that isn’t what they are called, but…