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by antnest8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: What Triggers a Nupital Flight?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: What Triggers a Nupital Flight?

it depends on the species but most ants flight at the right time of year and go by daylight(like flying at night)
after that it depends in humidity temperature and a pheromone that goes in the air

Those are the Factors that we think trigger flights
by antnest8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 108
Views: 5421

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

i look at my prenolepis colony outside and i saw not much worker activity is that sign of a upcoming flight?
by antnest8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 16
Views: 361

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

she is still alive but all the brood she has left is 3 eggs and 4 small larvae. I gave her some honey and some soaked dead mealworm
by antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

it's OK. I just thought it would be easier to navigate to
by antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

did you add a barrier the workers may be bad at climbing but still it never hurts to put it on. i suggest just talc powder or baby powder and get cotton and brush it on (no alcohol)

also have you considered putting this in the journal section of the forums?
by antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: ant care sheets
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: ant care sheets

Lasius. Size-small. Queen size-large. Diet-insects, sugary foods. Care level-easy. Polygynous-uncertain Aggressive-depends on species. Natural nest material-dirt. Colony size-10,000 workers with some species. Moisture level-low. Nuptial flights-August-September Escape artists-no Common species-neoni...
by antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

this is what happened with my other attempt with another queen where the queen kills workers even when they have accepted her.
by antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

i my self am not an expert but i have just tried introducing workers (without brood) to lasius umbratus. The results went like this: attach queen to AntsCanada test tube portal attach 2 host workers without brood to portal queen discovers workers and picks up one choking it other worker stays in bac...
by antnest8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

3rd option(the normal way) For this to work you will need host workers and brood. first kill a worker and then place it in claviger queens test tube. she will hopefully take the scent and then place her in the out wold with host. she will then take control of the colony. pros: If it goes correctly n...
by antnest8
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Massachusetts!
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Hello from Massachusetts!

queens can be found walking on sidewalks and looking at water sources like birdbaths, pools and here is one i just heard, the condensation on cars in the morning :lol: also some words from my failure :lol: . if you plan on keeping only one or a few colonies of ants. don't release extra queens/coloni...