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by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus castaneus from louisiana
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Camponotus castaneus from louisiana

Yes it truly is a learning experience for us both. I know my Camponotus pennsylvanicus colonies have a few more workers than my C. castaneus, but they still prefer the smaller soft-bodied insects compared to say crickets and superworms. I'm not sure if it's because they are smaller workers or what b...
by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Just a formicarium I made! :)
Replies: 28
Views: 303

Re: Just a formicarium I made! :)

...i have got to find me some Ytong...i love the look and style of what you can do with it.
by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Crematogaster Sp. Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Crematogaster Sp. Journal

Nice, the first Crematogaster I caught already got her first notice but then I gave her to a friend. I have a 2nd as well that should be getting her first anytime. I also have a colony of like...id say around 150-200 workers now lol. And yes, they love the heat. I have a heat cable run thru the nest...
by xTNxANTMANx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 96
Views: 1387

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Come to think of it my first Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen I caught, I brood boosted her (curiousity) and they all eclosed around the same time as her nanitics. All was doing fine until I put their test tube into a foraging area I had made for them and the first week I would say they acted very st...
by xTNxANTMANx
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Solenopsis nuptial flight in Alabama
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Solenopsis nuptial flight in Alabama

Dang...my Solenopsis richteri queen passed away on me last night. I noticed something was wrong with her from how she was acting but I couldn't figure it out. Maybe and hopefully I can find another S. richteri or S. invicta this year....so to anyone in TN, plz contact me if you have any plz!!!
by xTNxANTMANx
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 96
Views: 1387

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Hey, I have 3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens and just my opinion, I think something may be wrong. I don't think I have lost no more than 3 or maybe 4 nanitics and that's from all 3 of mine, and mine eclosed b4 yours did, that's of your journal is correct and I'm sure it is :D. Then again, I could...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 96
Views: 1387

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Hey, I have 3 Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens and just my opinion, I think something may be wrong. I don't think I have lost no more than 3 or maybe 4 nanitics and that's from all 3 of mine, and mine eclosed b4 yours did, that's of your journal is correct and I'm sure it is :D. Then again, I could ...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus castaneus from louisiana
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Camponotus castaneus from louisiana

I live in Tennessee and my Camponotus castaneus queen has her first workers as well, 4 the last I looked. So far, mine have been the same, they love sugar water and the Sunburst nectar from byFormica on Amazon but as far as protein, they haven't accepted any just yet. She got her first worker about ...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Formica queen
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Formica queen

Formica queens often stop laying eggs as autumn approaches, because members of this genus do not keep any brood over the winter. Five workers isn't bad for your queen's first year -- she may lay more, but she will be fine with those workers. This is very nice to know as I have a few Formica subseri...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™
Replies: 31
Views: 2393

Re: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™

As you know, I completely agreed with you from the start! This makes me so happy, that Mikey especially, has been notified about this problem and has begun to resolve the situation. I was beginning to think it was a lost cause but Mikey, you truly do care about all your work and I know I for one tak...