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by colo3000
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Stopped Laying Eggs?
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Queen Stopped Laying Eggs?

So I have a tetramorium colony of what I’d say is about 100 ants now. I’ve had the colony since I caught the queen last summer. I have a tetramorium hybrid nest connected to an outworld, and provide my ants with honey and agave nectar, aswell as crickets and small mealworms. My queen used to always ...
by colo3000
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Do i feed a queen caught in her wild nest ?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Do i feed a queen caught in her wild nest ?

If she’s not a new queen, she definitely needs to be fed. The reason new queen ants don’t need to be fed, is because they metabolize their wing muscles after breaking off their wings. This queen has already done all of that and no longer has any wing muscles to metabolize. You definitely should’ve t...
by colo3000
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Switching test tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Switching test tubes

The water may run out but the cotton could still be moist enough for her. A queen will move if she feels that her environment is unsuitable for her. From my experience, I’d say the worst thing you can do with a queen ant is worry too much and try to make her do something she doesn’t want to do. Soun...
by colo3000
Thu May 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Queen is Moving Eggs in Tube
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: My Queen is Moving Eggs in Tube

KeeperOfAnts wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:28 pm
My queen make two clumps of eggs even though she only has 7-10 eggs. Is that ok!?
Your queen definitely knows what she’s doing with her eggs. She will do whatever she thinks is best for them and move them to the dryer or more moist side of the test tube based on what they need.
by colo3000
Mon May 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hybrid Nest With Frequent Escapes
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Hybrid Nest With Frequent Escapes

There isn’t a lot of information to go off of here. What did you use to close all the ports on the nest? Also I would definitely not recommend gorilla glue to glue down the glass, as it can be toxic to your ants. Plain old Elmer’s Glue has worked just fine for my tetramorium for about a year now.
by colo3000
Sat May 05, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is this ok for a test tube alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Is this ok for a test tube alternative?

The nice thing about a test tube setup is it keeps disturbances of the queen to a minimum. Disturbing her creates a lot of stress and she’s less likely to lay eggs or even live if the environment isn’t ideal. Having to rewet the tissue means you have to disturb the queen, and be a little invasive in...
by colo3000
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: Old Outworlds
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Old Outworlds

I saw that there are new outworlds on the AntsCanada store, and I saw that they are currently out of stock. I was wondering if there were any old outworlds left for sale, or maybe some “defective” products for a discount that were available. I was also looking for a tetramorium formicarium if there ...
by colo3000
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird hibernation behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Weird hibernation behavior

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm
hmm I guess that was the only logical reason. I heard that they have a biological clock in them and they will hibernate anyway.
The biological clock makes them slow down, but without a drop in temperature, they won’t actually enter hibernation.
by colo3000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Washing Formicarium
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Washing Formicarium

So this week I've been trying to move in a tetramorium queen with her nanitics. Well today the queen left the formicarium and sadly curled up in a water test tube I had setup, and died. I believe it was due to stress. I wanted to clean out my formicarium just in case for my next try because I have o...
by colo3000
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 99
Views: 5728

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

I really wish I was 18 so I could sell my other tetramorium queen and nanitics I have in a test tube setup. I'm only 17 and I can drive but sadly I'm not an "adult" yet. The GAN project would be a good way for me to get rid of this starting tetramorium colony cause I'd hate to just throw it out in t...