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by Barfdog
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving colonies question
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Moving colonies question

I've made a similarly titled post awhile ago. Another few questions. Trying to move my only remaining veromessor queen into another setup that's currently attached via test tube portal. The queen can tell the mold is bad and has already preemptively moved her brood near the entrance of the test tub...
by Barfdog
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving colonies question
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Moving colonies question

I've made a similarly titled post awhile ago. Another few questions. Trying to move my only remaining veromessor queen into another setup that's currently attached via test tube portal. The queen can tell the mold is bad and has already preemptively moved her brood near the entrance of the test tube...
by Barfdog
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead queen, questions
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Dead queen, questions

From my experience, their diet should not have affected it unless there was a sudden change in what you fed them prior to the queen going into her "trance" (ill call it a trance because as mentioned by you previously, she isn't dead, yet...). The day before she went into the "trance" did you change...
by Barfdog
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead queen, questions
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Dead queen, questions

You said she only had two worker? Well you don't want to move your ants into a formicarium until they have around 20 workers. Even though she had help it's very possible she died of stress due to the small amount of workers and moving... Also the temperature change could have played a large role in...
by Barfdog
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead queen, questions
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Dead queen, questions

You said she only had two worker? Well you don't want to move your ants into a formicarium until they have around 20 workers. Even though she had help it's very possible she died of stress due to the small amount of workers and moving... Also the temperature change could have played a large role in...
by Barfdog
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead queen, questions
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Dead queen, questions

I'm not sure I'm a whole bunch of help here but I'll give it my best... I recently caught a tetramorium queen that was, or seemed barely alive. I've had her for probably 3 or 4 days now and I keep checking on her. I put some honey in her test tube setup to see if that would perk her up but she hasn...
by Barfdog
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead queen, questions
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Dead queen, questions

Alright so I've had a Veromessor Pergandei queen since around April. She reared two workers and everything was going good. I ended up moving them to a founding formicarium because they were running out of water quickly. Let them move themselves into the nest and brought a small clutch of brood with ...
by Barfdog
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odd black residue ! (poop? Why there?)
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Odd black residue ! (poop? Why there?)

It could very well be poop but pictures would definitely help to identify. But yes, based your description it sound like poop. As to why they put it there, they may need more space, so the only place they can put it far away enough from the colony is there. I figured it was probably poop. I just th...
by Barfdog
Tue May 30, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odd black residue ! (poop? Why there?)
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Odd black residue ! (poop? Why there?)

Okay, In my Veromessor Pergandei's setup I have her and her workers in a test test with a portal connected with a sugar and honey water tube. After a day or two there's trash moved into the test tube and portal with an odd black residue on the cotton of the sugar water test tube. I'd imagine if it w...
by Barfdog
Tue May 30, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wingless Fruit Flies as Ant Food
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Wingless Fruit Flies as Ant Food

Ok cool, thanks. I'll make sure I get a culture of them then. Hello, saw this thread a bit ago and decided to wait to comment until I've fed my ants fruit flys. I just got my D. Hydei Flightless fruit flys from petco and I've given my Veromessor queen and her workers two or three now and they've be...