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by AntViking
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernate temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Hibernate temperature

Guess it's a mystery haha :)
by AntViking
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernate temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Hibernate temperature

B-b-bumped
by AntViking
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernate temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Hibernate temperature

So I am in Canada and am keeping a colony of camponotus penn. I have recently moved and no longer have a convenient cellar for which to hibernate them in. The min fridge i have (bachelor life man) only gets up to a max of around 4.4 C (or 40 F for all you 'mericans in the community) think they will ...
by AntViking
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Temperature for hibernating ants
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Temperature for hibernating ants

But to awnser your initial post. Somewhere between 40-50 is safest for them
by AntViking
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Temperature for hibernating ants
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Temperature for hibernating ants

Idk if the wrap will really help. It won't really keep them warmer, just prolong how long it takes them to get cold. It all depends on their nesting habits in the wild. Species that live deep underground tend to be less tolerant of low temperatures than ones that live above the surface in acorns, lo...
by AntViking
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pavement antkeeping
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Pavement antkeeping

If it stays at 68f consistently they should be fine. Ithe may develop a little slower but they will manage. But if you do want to have them more active the coil for just the nest will be perfectly fine
by AntViking
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: possibility 2
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: possibility 2

madhayardan wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:08 pm
AntViking wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:02 pm
Well that's curious. I wonder what would trigger them to breed I'm captivity. Would you have to stimulate some of the outside factors, like humidity?
well put the outworld outside
Aaaaaand I feel like an idiot
by AntViking
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant wont move into new test tube
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Ant wont move into new test tube

I put the test tube in an outworld and put a drop of honey near the end of the test tube and they are eating it, but havn't gone into the other test tube i attached and put a little more honey in. Okay idk how much room you have too work with. But if you want them back into another testtube. Leave ...
by AntViking
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: possibility 2
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: possibility 2

Well that's curious. I wonder what would trigger them to breed I'm captivity. Would you have to stimulate some of the outside factors, like humidity?
by AntViking
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrmica queen
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Myrmica queen

I don't see why not. They don't need to forage. Just eat. Although if you end up over stressing her with you manually putting food in her tube, there is of course the risk of her cannabalising her young