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by xTNxANTMANx
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: No ants in my area
Replies: 28
Views: 272

Re: No ants in my area

Agreed. Plus you will basically do more harm than good digging up an established colony.
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: how do i know that a solenopsis invicta queen is fertile
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: how do i know that a solenopsis invicta queen is fertile

they are all laying eggs Yea the only way you'll know is when you have some workers enclose. Big thing is just leave the Queens alone for about 2-3 weeks without peeking, I know it's hard but if you stress them out there is always the chance they will eat the eggs. Patience is a virtue you must hav...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 61

Re: Is this even a queen?

i did find the lack of brood interesting, i used a nail to build some tunnels into dirt inside the container i'm keeping them all in, so far they've actually been fairly inactive as far as i can tell, so i'm guessing maybe i stumbled upon them in there rest stage? pretty much all they've done is di...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Perfect recipie
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Perfect recipie

I looked up Liquid BCAA on amazon and it gives so many options. I wanna get one that's cheap but not real sure what I'm looking for. Is it just an amino supplement or what exactly?
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Perfect recipie
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Perfect recipie

Do you use the powder or liquid BCAA? Or I'll just ask what you use, what's it called? Lol.
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this even a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 61

Re: Is this even a queen?

I'm not sure what species but she's definitely a queen. You can tell from the size of her "middle section" :D . plus I can kinda make out her wing scars. Nice find
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Question on Nuptuial flights
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: Question on Nuptuial flights

I am thinking they do but is just something I've been curious about. I don't see why they wouldn't have multiple to be honest but I know each sp could is different as well.
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Question on Nuptuial flights
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Question on Nuptuial flights

I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this question but when a colony has a nuptial flight is it the only one they have or do they have multiple throughout the year?
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New to Ant Keeping
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: New to Ant Keeping

I use both kinds of setups. I have grout set up that I have made myself and also have a few AntsCanada hybrid nest. And they seem to work great whatever one you use. Just make sure if you make a homemade one they have a hydration chamber to hydrate your nest. And also depending on the species you ca...
by xTNxANTMANx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: how do i know that a solenopsis invicta queen is fertile
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: how do i know that a solenopsis invicta queen is fertile

That's pretty much all you can do LOL. I have a camponotus clean that I was unsure if she was fertile or not. Just have a little patience and if she is you'll see soon enough :-) it's a great feeling catching a queen from the beginning and watching it all from the start.