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  1. Serafine

    Hibernation save modus

    This could work for Freeplay but I wouldn't say the missions are too long to complete without a break (or to replay if failing). You need more than 20 seconds though, in 3.1. ants need around two minutes to clear the beach (the flooding warning for the individual beach sections is 30 seconds...
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    June 2019 Newsletter - Next Ants

    I'd guess it's probably either Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant), geminata (red tropical fire ant), richteri (black imported fire ant) or xyloni (southern fire ant). The thief ant species like Solenopsis molesta or Solenopsis fugax would be so ridiculously small they'd just be a few...
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    Ant keeping help

    No, that's normal for Camponotus queens. They often pick pieces from the dry cotton to make themselves a place to poop (later the workers will use the cotton to weave garbage into some sort of fabric). Just cover the tube and give her a month or two in a calm place.
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    Ant keeping help

    Depends on the species - some produce majors at 20 workers, others at 100+.
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    Ant keeping help

    Some ants look fairly similar, you're sure you're not confusing her with Pogonomyrmex workers? Also most Camponotus species are nocturnal, so usually the larger workers only come out at night. There's also a small chance that she's actually a larger Formica species which don't have huge majors.
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    Nest Group Nursery Type Priority Options?

    The queen nurseries should always have top priority, everything else is just dysfuntional. That would give you at least 6 nanitics to work with. But yes, ant type choice would be great, it could be implemented in the UI somewhere down in the menus as boxes to check (with the three states "don't...
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    Ant keeping help

    I'd say it's either Camponotus novaeboracensis or Camponotus herculeanus. Definitely Camponotus though. For antkeeping purposes it doesn't really matter, care is exactly the same - the main difference is that C. novae will slow down (and finally stop) growing after it has a few thousand workers...
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    Ant keeping help

    Can you make a picture of her and post it here? There's probably a few hundred species of black ants with red thorax. A wild guess would be Camponotus novaeboracensis (but she'd have to be between 1.5-2cm long) as they're fairly common in northern america but then it could also be a dozen other...
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    Bombardier beetle

    Quoting myself from ages ago: Bombadeer Bug The Bombadeer Bug is a carnivorous beetle with a very powerful self-defense. Biome: The Bombadier Bug can be found in pretty much every biome. Role: Major annoyance. Behaviour: The Bombadier Bug is on the hunt for smaller creatures (woodworm...
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    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

    Generally 25-30°C with a heat gradient (one side of the nest being warmer than the other) is best for most ants. Pupae prefer warmer temperatures (up to 30) while larvae prefer the colder parts of the nest (around 25°C). That's why when you lift up a stone in summer you often see tons of pupae...
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    Guests have more permissions

    No. You'd have a bazillion bots posting ads for viagra and russian porn sites on the first day.
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    A.I. and Free Majors

    I would find it far more organic-looking if the AI didn't just send majors at you but also a few medium-sized workers and a few minors - basically a proper group of ants. Just majors looks very artificial. Also the AI sometimes does some weird decisions, like hanging out on top of the nest for...
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    Fusca Respec?

    Technically you don't need to bother with anything but rufa shooters. Their damage output is so ridiculous that large groups are entirely capable to curbstomp just everything on their own - most weaker enemies cannot even reach them due to the slow debuff and the through-the-roof DPS.
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    Will queen chambers be upgradeable?

    I don't think six level 3 queen workers would be that gamebreaking, especially when considering that they're even weaker than the regular workers anyway.
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    Will queen chambers be upgradeable?

    True, but then they don't respawn when they die.
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    Will idle ants walk through refuse chambers?

    Just give the minors a status effect that grants 10 seconds of invulnerability to the refuse chamber damage if they start upgrading a refuse chamber tile. That should do the job. About idling ants - I think there should be less movement from idle ants in general. Idle ants usually don't move...
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    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

    What species of ant does "black harvester" ant refer to? Novomessor? Veromessor? Some black Pogonomyrmex species? Generally they need a place to nest (test tubes work by far the best for young colonies), an outworld where they can forage and proper food. Small seeds like Chia seeds, grass...
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    Will anyone be buying an Early Access game again?

    This is a 3 man team and they do regular updates (posting new assets and test videos of specific game mechanics) - it's not like there was silence for several months (No Man's Sky release anyone?). The leafcutter update is probably around 95% complete but putting all modules together into a...
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    Screen Shot Saturday – Poster

    If you get the poster in a high enough resolution you can just get your local copyshop to print it.
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    Reporting lag

    You could easily reduce your amount of calculations by just stopping idle ants from running around like their gasters were on fire. Idle ants usually don't move a lot, so having them run around and clog up the pathfinding system is completely unnecessary, I made a topic about that here...