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by PwnerPie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Glucose solution tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Glucose solution tubes

Sugar tubes will mold quickly, generally not a good idea. Honey is better as it takes so much longer to mold (as long as it actual honey, organic is a good way to go). I generally never have to clean up my honey drops, eventually they finish it off (even weeks later). I did some sugar tubes last yea...
by PwnerPie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can ants survive on mealworms?
Replies: 15
Views: 1608

Re: Can ants survive on mealworms?

On a side note, the protein content of a feeder insect can be controlled by you. they are almost literally what they eat. What can I feed mealworms that will be the healthiest for my ants? I keep my meal worms in oats, and feed them veggies every few days. The meal worms have been doing great (bree...
by PwnerPie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Formicarium
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Camponotus Formicarium

Dont need to feed her much. I like to get the queens honey once every few weeks, then 1 segment of protein (piece of mealworm for me) when they have some larva. Queens love it, they get fat and happy. :D Also, my camponotus is the same way. It cant stand the test tube setup. It has relaxed since rem...
by PwnerPie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)

Could it be a Myrmica species? maybe incompleta?
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding new colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Feeding new colony.

Though I am starting out, I know from a AntsCanada tutorial (or normal video) that queens + workers don't need food till the 10th or 15th worker, so i suggest that you count the ants and if you have 10-15 ants, put food in there test tube or out world if you see them foraging in the out world. Mike...
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Do are in a regular test tube setup with water, and they are small drops, they are not drowning. They ate some and died within a couple days. Ever since not giving them any more raw honey, no more have died. They have regular organic honey and eat it fine. Never giving ants raw honey again, just won...
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Stubborn Colony
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Stubborn Colony

Just give them the option to move, and they will move when ready. Sometimes they wont move. i tried the light thing for over a week with 2 test tubes that ran out of water, but the queens will not move. Just give them time, when they get enough workers, they will move. The week with only brood will ...
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ewwww
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Ewwww

Hahaha. All good! Generally the meal worm carcass will be hard.
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Almost all my ant colonies are dying. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Almost all my ant colonies are dying. Help!

Do small drops of honey so they dont get stuck, I lost an ant last week to too big of a drop. But honey and meal works are a great diet for them. Definitely do not feed them wild insects, too high of a chance of pesticides.
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ant Watch Western Washington
Replies: 28
Views: 995

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

Weather was decent and I spent about hour looking for queens last night. No luck, just one salamander! I've been going on daily walks, a lot of ant activity, but no alates yet! Soon! Its been feeling like queen weather, just a little to cold I think at this point. Hopefully soon we can get reliably...