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by WillWithAnts
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Lots of camponotus ants have die-offs when they first start. Symptoms commonly seen are: relentless foraging/climbing, spastic movements, and eventually flailing to death. I've been on the forum on and off since it was new, and I'd say I have seen the same thing 4-5 times now. It can't be Vaseline,...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Will's Ant Journal 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Will's Ant Journal 2016

I hope that Formica social parasite in the last post is ok... Ooohhh, that's what they were. That is probably why they were such cotton-pullers too. . . nope, she didn't make it to Winter. Wow Will, nice job at your queens! Right now it's December, so there aren't any queens around so i am waiting ...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Lots of camponotus ants have die-offs when they first start. Symptoms commonly seen are: relentless foraging/climbing, spastic movements, and eventually flailing to death. I've been on the forum on and off since it was new, and I'd say I have seen the same thing 4-5 times now. It can't be Vaseline, ...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught today! Two more Wisconsin IDs
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Caught today! Two more Wisconsin IDs

Yeah, they have to be from the Lasius genus.
by WillWithAnts
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: easy brood boost
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: easy brood boost

That is so weird! What is the colony doing? Why did they put their brood outside?!?!? :shock:
by WillWithAnts
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught my first queens and have a few Questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Caught my first queens and have a few Questions.

I tested by putting a pair of queens in 3 different test tubes and they were fine after 24 hours. They even seemed to be cleaning each other. :D So last night I went ahead and put all 15 (I caught one more) in a giant test tube together. I will check them in a few weeks and start a journal of the c...
by WillWithAnts
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 33
Views: 1384

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Awesome! After that little boost, they should be good for a while. Good luck!
by WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 33
Views: 1384

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

You may want to feed them some sugar-water or something. If they already lost some brood, they are going to need a bit more nourishment!
by WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: ooper's Pogonomyrmex occidentalis colony (#1)
Replies: 53
Views: 3068

Re: ooper's Pogonomyrmex occidentalis colony (#1)

This is wicked cool. Great design, I love it! I want to build something this cool!
by WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Went back out around 9 pm. Got 5 Camponotus queens. One of them is probably castaneus, the other four are black, probably pennsylvanicus. Pictures will be posted tomorrow. There were plenty of other queens there, do not have any more test tubes. Am hoping this will be enough to get a colony going :...