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by AntsRule
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Colony still not moving.
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Colony still not moving.

I have a B. Depilis colony will three queens and about 30 workers. They were being very stubborn all last summer not moving into a formicarium. They still have not moved. Now that I think about it I want to make a smaller formicarium for them since the one I made it a bit big for them. I am going to...
by AntsRule
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Building Formicarium
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Building Formicarium

I kind of use the cardboard the bring the wall a bit closer to the center of the tray. When sealing the glass on make sure the whole area around the water tunnel is glued to the glass.(Just in case i was unclear) :D
by AntsRule
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Building Formicarium
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Building Formicarium

I'm interested in making a similar grout setup but I have a few questions. 1) how does hydration work? Do you keep the watering Chamber disconnected from the rest of the tunnels so ants can't drown? 2) what kind of square box or frame do you use to keep the grout in? I'm not really crafty enough to...
by AntsRule
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Insect Collecting?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Insect Collecting?

I recently heard of the hobby of insect collecting. I have not started the hobby. The hobby involves freezing insects and mounting them and then going on to ID them. I am wondering how everyone feels about the topic of killing them, do you think it is humane. Thanks! :D
by AntsRule
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I am back
Replies: 1
Views: 116

I am back

So I have been off the forum for a while but have not lost the hobby. I made a huge beginner mistake. I caught more queens than I could handle. I had to down size. And a lot of my Camponotus queens did not make it. At this point I have one colony tetramorium sp. E and one Brachymyrmex depilis. I hav...
by AntsRule
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

I am sorry to say this colony has died :cry:
by AntsRule
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

xW1Z25x wrote:any updates?
Still the same no workers :(
by AntsRule
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread
Replies: 117
Views: 2772

Re: Pennsylvania and Nearby Locations Nuptial Flight Sightings Thread

I've had so much trouble finding any in the Pittsburgh area. I have my one Solenopsis molesta queen, but that's all. She's been doing fine lately, still alive and moving about, but I don't even know if she's fertile. She's a relatively small species, so I don't think I'll even be able to see her eg...
by AntsRule
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: I just caught a queen!
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: I just caught a queen!

It is pretty late for them, pics and we can ID it for ya :D
by AntsRule
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Looking at getting into Ant Keeping and need some info
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Looking at getting into Ant Keeping and need some info

First off.. Can queens still be found in australia? specifically Queensland.. being spring i would assume so but im VERY noobish at this so i really don't have a clue. Second... I know the most common ants would either be meat ants or the sugar ants and i would like to know how long they normally t...