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by Chewyrockafeller
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: Are there patents?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Are there patents?

I remember in one of AntsCanadas videos Mikey mentions getting the hybrid nests patented. Has this happened? I know patents can require extensive legal fees so I understand if little progress has been done. I've search for US and CAN patents here but couldn't find anything. http://www.ic.gc.ca/opic-...
by Chewyrockafeller
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: Does 1/2" OD 'Large' tubing fit into nests and test tube portals?
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Does 1/2" OD 'Large' tubing fit into nests and test tube portals?

There are three dimensions in the ports on the hybrid nest? Oh sorry it looked like the small tubing fit perfectly into the hole that is actually for the large tubing. I thought that hole went directly into the nest without the lip. Now that I see that lip fits the small tubing, the outer edge of th...
by Chewyrockafeller
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: Does 1/2" OD 'Large' tubing fit into nests and test tube portals?
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Does 1/2" OD 'Large' tubing fit into nests and test tube portals?

Sorry but how? The test tubes are 17mm OD and generally 1mm thick, therefore they have an ID of 14mm. If I assume they fit the test tubes properly so they don't rattle around, how does the large tubing fit? The large tubing has an OD of 1/2" or 12.7mm, smaller than the ID of the test tube. I would l...
by Chewyrockafeller
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: Does 1/2" OD 'Large' tubing fit into nests and test tube portals?
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Does 1/2" OD 'Large' tubing fit into nests and test tube portals?

Forgive me if I'm wrong on these measurements but: Test Tube OD: 17mm Large tubing OD: 1/2" = 12.7mm Small tubing OD: 3/8" = 9.525mm The connections ports on the hybrid nests and the test tube portal seem to only support two sizes, test tubes and one tubing size which I assume is small. Is this corr...
by Chewyrockafeller
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Trying to move a small colony into a new tube...
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Trying to move a small colony into a new tube...

If their is no mold in the older dried tube she might prefer it over the newer, more humid tube with hydration. I just actually had a very wet tube that killed a Campo worker (Actually I should have left her to 'dry'. I've learned just because they look dead don't give up. They are pretty resilient ...
by Chewyrockafeller
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: First and only nanitic died from flooding.
Replies: 4
Views: 182

First and only nanitic died from flooding.

I had a flooding problem in my first test tube. Moved them to a new covered test tube and left it opened in an outworld with a secondary backup test tube. Went to feed them a cricket leg yesterday and noticed the covered tube had water at its mouth and the nanitic was sprawled out in the water. Luck...
by Chewyrockafeller
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Designing my own formicarium newbie questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Designing my own formicarium newbie questions.

5) Yes. My GAN farmer actually recommend me getting some. He keeps honey water in it and feeds his queen w/ workers that are still in test tubes. He does leave queens to fast until the first workers enclose. DON'T ASK FOR HYPODERMIC NEEDLES IN A STORE THOUGH!!! What you want are blunt tipped a.k.a d...
by Chewyrockafeller
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Designing my own formicarium newbie questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Designing my own formicarium newbie questions.

Undergoing the same planning but my Campo queen only has one worker so it'll be a while until the move into a formicarium. 1) No idea and also kinda no point. A digging medium lets the ants to make tunnels the way they want. I doubt any mounded tunnels will be up to the ants standards. They might si...
by Chewyrockafeller
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Southern ontario ant for identification please
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Southern ontario ant for identification please

L. Claviger based on coloring, and local, or Mrymica spp.? New at this so wait for better ID attempts.
by Chewyrockafeller
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen moved outside test tube
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Queen moved outside test tube

Hey everyone. I got a Camponotus noveboracensis queen, 1 worker and some brood about 2 weeks ago from a GAN member. Almost a week ago the test tube they were in started to flood with too much water. The worker kept falling into and struggling to get out of some water by the cotton. The queen was soa...