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by ImYume
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: A few questions about setup and food/water supply
Replies: 3
Views: 192

A few questions about setup and food/water supply

Hi everyone :) My tetramorium colony has finally grown enough to be moved into a formicarium and so I've done that. As of now, I have placed a small piece of grape, a small piece of almond, and a scrap of chicken for them to find and work with for food, but I'm lost for what I should provide for wat...
by ImYume
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Bad odor from test tube normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Bad odor from test tube normal?

I believe the smell is caused by anaerobic microorganisms living in the tube and feeding on whatever organic matter came through in the water or the cotton. This usually isn't harmful unless the water was really impure (i.e. something foolish like honey is added), but it might be a good indication ...
by ImYume
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Bad odor from test tube normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Bad odor from test tube normal?

Hello everyone :) I was checking on my tetramorium colony today, cleaning their mini outworld and all that and I noticed a pretty bad smell coming from the tube setup they're in. Of course smell is subjective, but does anyone else normally get these bad odors from their setups? It's probably just fr...
by ImYume
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Website Support, Payment, Shipping & Handling
Topic: Time for processing?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Time for processing?

Order 19701 will be shipped out later today (8/17/2016) :)
Awesome! Thank you for your assistance ooper :)
by ImYume
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Website Support, Payment, Shipping & Handling
Topic: Time for processing?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Time for processing?

Good evening, I recently ordered an omni nest for my ants in preparation for the future. I'm just wondering how long it takes for my order to pass the processing stage on the "My account" section on the homepage. It's been a few days and there still hasn't been any word about it. No rush though, I ...
by ImYume
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Website Support, Payment, Shipping & Handling
Topic: Time for processing?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Time for processing?

Good evening, I recently ordered an omni nest for my ants in preparation for the future. I'm just wondering how long it takes for my order to pass the processing stage on the "My account" section on the homepage. It's been a few days and there still hasn't been any word about it. No rush though, I u...
by ImYume
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Urgent question, honey spread onto brood
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Urgent question, honey spread onto brood

I would wet a q-tip try and gently spread the honey as thin as possible against the glass of the test tube and then let the nantics and queen get the brood out themselves without getting stuck. Just hope the drop of Honey wasn't too big so that the watered-down Q-tip can spread it real thin. Thanks...
by ImYume
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Urgent question, honey spread onto brood
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Urgent question, honey spread onto brood

Hello everyone, I was checking on one of my test tube setups with nanitics that I had given a drop of honey and noticed that the honey dripped all the way down the tube and came into contact with the brood. I think I may have placed the tube on a slightly uneven surface without noticing. I quickly w...
by ImYume
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant twitching?
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Ant twitching?

Hello,

I was checking on one of my ants and I noticed some twitching going on in all of its legs. Is this a normal thing or has something bad happened to it?

Video link - https://youtu.be/3xUlnr01Cjk
by ImYume
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Two Tetramorium sp. queens?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Two Tetramorium sp. queens?

Good afternoon everyone, I caught these two potential queens this afternoon, both around 4 pm EST, July 4th. EDIT - Sorry, forgot to mention I'm in Waterloo, Ontario. They both measure approximately 8-10 mm long. Sorry for the quality, I only have my phone to work with. If better pictures are needed...