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by AntViking
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency!
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Emergency!

If you really think that it is life threatening, you can tap them into the new tube. it is not reccomended, and should always be last resort, but if you just flip the old tube upside down and flick your finger on the side of the old tube , they will fall into the new tube. This sounds like an OK so...
by AntViking
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Empires of the undergrowth anyone?

Just like seeing if anyone else on these forums has found and loved this ant based strategy game as much as I have :P
by AntViking
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency!
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Emergency!

I am having the same problem soon. I have just taped 2 tubes together (new one full of water) to help raise humidity. But other then that I'm not sure what to do
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My whole colony died.
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: My whole colony died.

Unlikely, tho not impossible. If she can enclose another worker soon she might just make it. Ants are hardy creatures
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Mini Fridge Hibernation...
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Mini Fridge Hibernation...

Same boat as you man. My mini fridge is where they are kept as it gets around -30 F in my unheated garage and I have no where else to keep them. The only worry I'd have is if it's a fridge with a upper freezer compartment, SOME times they malfunction where it will think it's too warm in the top and ...
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Challenge:From Egg To Worker.
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Challenge:From Egg To Worker.

Raise ants as my own... next step. WORLD DOMINATION!
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Tube is out of water..

MaxGen wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:28 pm
I think it will work, at the very least, it will help humidify the chamber if the original tube dries out I believe. Just make sure to leave a way for air to circulate.
yea I have a portal I can use. Thx
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Tube is out of water..

I haven't faced this situation yet, but what if you treated it just like you would when they are not hibernating? Specifically, connect a new tube to the existing tube making sure to leave a gap in the connection method to allow for some air to get in. If the tube they are in now goes dry, they can...
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Leaving My Ants Alone For Hibernation..
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Leaving My Ants Alone For Hibernation..

If you leave them outside it really depends on what region you're from and the species. For instance I live far north. It can get around -25 - -30 F at night for a common temp in Jan.. even colder on ocassional nights. No way are any of my ants surviving that outside or even in garage. (Box or not)....
by AntViking
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Tube is out of water..

My camponotus sp are going through their water faster then I predicted and they still have another solid 3 months of hibernation left. Any advice on what I should do? At the rate it's been going it'll probably be another week or 2 before I get really worried about it.. I don't think they transfer tu...