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by MadVampy
Mon May 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants won't leave test tube.
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Ants won't leave test tube.

If it was me I'd let them do their own thing. I've never used food to coax them out of their tube but as like with many things, everyone does different things. Also I always use a piece of wax paper or tin foil when I'm placing food in a test tube, place the small bit of food on it and slip it into ...
by MadVampy
Tue May 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants won't leave test tube.
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Ants won't leave test tube.

You should only cover the test tube you want them to move into, leave the old test tube uncovered so the light helps them move. They will look around for a better place to move to and finding the covered test tube they will choose it over their old one. It may take some time, ants choose when to move.
by MadVampy
Tue May 08, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Any ant keepers in Virginia?
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Any ant keepers in Virginia?

Sorry I should have been more specific. Any ant selling or trading needs to go thru the AntsCanada GAN project, we don't want trading or selling of ants on the forums itself. Yes if you know someone who hunts for ants please encourage them to join the GAN project so that they may help others in that...
by MadVampy
Mon May 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Moving the Queen

Basically they will move when they want too. I usually place my hand on the tube to feel the temp of it to determine the distance of the light. It should not be hot but just a little warm, the temperature change will be enough to make them want to get away from it. You should notice that if it's war...
by MadVampy
Mon May 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Camponotus pennsylvanicus Queen! Carpenter Ant
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: New Camponotus pennsylvanicus Queen! Carpenter Ant

Caught it yesterday and the temp in the morning was around 70*F. Also yea I know they grow slow but good thing for me I'm in the south so I don't have to hibernate her. And yes I know they love to pull out cotton that's why there is a wire mesh cover on the test tube not cotton.
by MadVampy
Sun May 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught 2 Queens! Back in the game!
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Caught 2 Queens! Back in the game!

Put the test tube in a Tupperware bowl with a lid that has some small air holes in it. You can also use a alcohol/baby power mixture that you can apply around the upper part of the bowl to cover yourself if this one gets thru the cotton also. Just a thought.
by MadVampy
Sun May 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Moving the Queen

No problem! I help when I can. :D
by MadVampy
Sun May 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Any ant keepers in Virginia?
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Any ant keepers in Virginia?

Please read my posting about this earlier on in this thread. Please do not ask others on the forums about getting ants.

Thanks,
by MadVampy
Sun May 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving the Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Moving the Queen

Most of the time when I move my ants between fresh tubes I'll use a regular light bulb that gives of some heat and also light. I'll place that near the old tube, not too close as to over heat the ants but enough that they will want to move away from it. The fresh tube I will cover with something tha...
by MadVampy
Sun May 06, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Camponotus pennsylvanicus Queen! Carpenter Ant
Replies: 7
Views: 154

New Camponotus pennsylvanicus Queen! Carpenter Ant

Ok so finally I found (maybe she found me?) what I have been looking for years for! A Camponotus pennsylvanicus Queen (Black Carpenter Ant)!!!! So Happy! :D :D :D Was at work and something happened to catch my eye on the ground as I was talking to a co-worker, and when I looked better I realized it ...