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by Cale3459
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Getting ants to move out of a bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Getting ants to move out of a bucket

I've got them in a ten gallon aquarium now. I'm slowly and gently breaking down the large pieces of rotten wood. Hopefully while I'm doing this I will see the queen. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I was able to remove her without killing her. Plenty of alates though haha so with the open top aqua...
by Cale3459
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Getting ants to move out of a bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Getting ants to move out of a bucket

The images are not loading for me, reasons unknown but I don't think you should chip the wood off the tree in attempt to find the queen. It could potentially kill the queen in doing so, or hurt some brood. Just expose the bucket to light, and provide a better home (Like a hole in the ground) and pl...
by Cale3459
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Getting ants to move out of a bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Getting ants to move out of a bucket

These are Aphaenogaster , by the way. Provide better living conditions or move the wood from the bucket into a formicarium's outworld. There is way too much wood to put in an outworld. I may attempt to get a 10 or 20 gallon fish tank and dump it all in there with a fluon barrier at the top so I cou...
by Cale3459
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Getting ants to move out of a bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Getting ants to move out of a bucket

The images are not loading for me, reasons unknown but I don't think you should chip the wood off the tree in attempt to find the queen. It could potentially kill the queen in doing so, or hurt some brood. Just expose the bucket to light, and provide a better home (Like a hole in the ground) and pl...
by Cale3459
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Getting ants to move out of a bucket
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Getting ants to move out of a bucket

Well just like the title says I'm hoping to get these ants to move out of a 5 gallon bucket. I'm hoping someone has some ideas that maybe would convince these ants they don't want to live in this bucket the rest of their lives. My mother asked me to come out and remove this colony from a tree otherw...
by Cale3459
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Illinois Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Illinois Queen

Need an ID on a queen caught today around 11:30 am in Illinois. Approx. 8mm (had to use a tape measure because I couldn't find my sewing gauge so the measurement may be a little off). http://i.imgur.com/sry5jwW.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pFRjL3R.jpg http://i.imgur.com/IyQcQcO.jpg http://i.imgur.com/cGq0...
by Cale3459
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New queens in a mature nest.
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: New queens in a mature nest.

They won't mate in the nest
by Cale3459
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Adding water to a test tube queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Adding water to a test tube queen?

Create a new test tube for the queen to move into. Connect the two (I use antcanada connectors but there are many ways to do it). Cover the new test tube so that it is dark and shine a light on the old one with the queen in it. It may take awhile but she will move on her own eventually.
by Cale3459
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Heating Cable
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Heating Cable

x2 on the Zoo Med...I have all my test tube racks(3) and formicaria(4) heated by the one cable and still have plenty of cable left to add more to. Yeah I've been using it for a week now. You're supposed to leave it on 24/7 right? Nvm I just saw your answer on my other post, thanks Haha I've been ou...
by Cale3459
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Omni or hybrid?
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Omni or hybrid?

I love the hybrids. As Serafine mentioned they are pricey but to me the more simulate a natural environment for the colony due the the shape of the premade tunnels that are species specific and the cover to keep them in darkness until you are ready to observe them. That's my personal preference. I p...