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by JacobSyndeo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Lasius neoniger not foraging…
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Lasius neoniger not foraging…

1-2 fruit flies a week doesn't seem like anything. Those fruit flies are so small for a colony of around 25 workers. I feed my colony of 12 workers a mealworm a day and I know they don't eat it all in a day, but they are definitely getting more food than they would if I only fed them 1-2 fruit flie...
by JacobSyndeo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: need to move queen but out of test tubes pls help
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: need to move queen but out of test tubes pls help

You should go to a local florist shop and buy some water picks. They work like test tubes. I didn't have the best luck with these, personally. I kept my test tubes in a closet underneath a washcloth, and every few weeks or so I'd turn off the rest of my lights, shine a flashlight at the ground (not...
by JacobSyndeo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Neoniger Egg-Laying Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Lasius Neoniger Egg-Laying Time?

Okay, I'll keep being patient! They're in my closet and their test tubes are covered by a washcloth, just to be extra sure that they're in as much darkness as possible. Any eggs? :D Not to bump, but yes! 3 of my original 8 queens managed to survive and start colonies. 😁 They're each 20-25 workers s...
by JacobSyndeo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Lasius neoniger not foraging…
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Lasius neoniger not foraging…

Hi, I've got 3 colonies of Lasius neoniger whose queens I caught in nuptial flights nearly a year ago. A few months ago, the first nanitics finally eclosed, and now each colony has 20-25 workers. They're each still in their founding test tubes. I've been feeding them fruit flies (1 or 2 a week) and ...
by JacobSyndeo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Fruit fly trap question
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Fruit fly trap question

its not infinite, it dies within a few months If you make a new fly medium and transfer some adults every few weeks, you can keep a fly culture going indefinitely. seriously?! aww if tis true then i just let a colony die :( Yep… same here. I read online that wingless fruit flies are fast and easy, ...
by JacobSyndeo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Neoniger Egg-Laying Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Lasius Neoniger Egg-Laying Time?

Okay, I'll keep being patient! They're in my closet and their test tubes are covered by a washcloth, just to be extra sure that they're in as much darkness as possible.
by JacobSyndeo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My Cow Killer/Velvet Ant Story
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: My Cow Killer/Velvet Ant Story

Oh yeah, those things are supposed to be incredibly painful. This guy lets himself be stung by one. (For science?) EF-oSVCCqzU Perhaps more relevant to THIS forum, though, might be bullet ants: tXjHb5QmDV0 and Leafcutter ants: HtLddZHaXOk You REALLY don't want to be bitten/stung by ANY of these. Be ...
by JacobSyndeo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum Subheading
Replies: 14
Views: 369

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Psst. Hey admins. This isn't proper grammar! Plurals don't have apostrophes—those are only for possessives. :P

(This is bothering my inner grammar nazi WAY more than it should.)
by JacobSyndeo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Neoniger Egg-Laying Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Lasius Neoniger Egg-Laying Time?

Hi everyone, So I have my collection of eight queens that I've been keeping since September. My seven Lasius neoniger queens are pictured here: http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1754 and my Solenopsis molesta is pictured here: http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1681 Now,...
by JacobSyndeo
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: I just caught a queen!
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: I just caught a queen!

catslover wrote:A week or so ago, I went to a friends house. Then I found a queen floating in her pool! I quickly scooped her up and put her in a temporary setup. I think is a tetramorium Sp. E. I don't know if it is normal for a tetramorium to fly this late. :roll:
Congratulations; good save! :)