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by AntViking
Thu May 04, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test Tube needed or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Test Tube needed or not?

Martialis wrote:
Thu May 04, 2017 4:00 pm
It is not recommended (or healthy for her) to put the queen alone into the nest.
how will it effect her?
by AntViking
Thu May 04, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test Tube needed or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Test Tube needed or not?

I have the camponotus nest from the store. Would it be exceptable to place a newly caught queen directly into nest, hook up a tube with water, and then cover it up? I figure if I do it when she is freshly caught it won't be that stressful and then they can move about on there own accord with food ou...
by AntViking
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: No ants in my area
Replies: 36
Views: 652

Re: No ants in my area

That is a good point to point out. But just finding an established Colony that is doing fine to me wouldn't be that beneficial. Plus it takes out the "moments" you have when raising a colony from just a single queen. The feelings and experience you get when starting with a single queen is unexplain...
by AntViking
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: No ants in my area
Replies: 36
Views: 652

Re: No ants in my area

I'd think it might also depend on location. If there in a inconvenient spot and there future might turn grim. I don't see too much harm in carefully extracting them.
by AntViking
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus outworld?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Camponotus outworld?

You can find terrarium sand in pet stores, both ones that get sticky with water (if you want them to dig) and one that won't stick even when moist. These are usually from different deserts/sand getting sites and are chemical free, but when you get it home I advise to get a pot with water, add the s...
by AntViking
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus outworld?
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Camponotus outworld?

So I'm a person of very simple taste. I was hopping to just put a good bit of sand in the bottom of the outworld and maybe a pebble or 3. Any advice on if I should use any certain kind of sand? As in would there be a danger in ordering colored white sand or would it be safer and healthier for them j...
by AntViking
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test tube face palm of failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Test tube face palm of failure?

Ok thx guys! Sounds like I have quite awhile to wait then. Guess that gives me time to decor her outworld and get it a little more prep
by AntViking
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test tube face palm of failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Test tube face palm of failure?

Well that should have been obvious to me haha. You're saying I should just set the tube in the already finished outworld and just wait then?
by AntViking
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test tube face palm of failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Test tube face palm of failure?

So I am a first time ant keeper and my camponotus queen is just about to have her second batch of eggs hatch (Yay!!) But I've ran into a slight problem. I was unaware AntsCanada had so much great stuff for ant keeping when I started ant hunting and placed her in a tube. Easley that tube was not from...
by AntViking
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: release and diet questions
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: release and diet questions

alrighty ill wait for that, thanks man. :) ant on!