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by Cale3459
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 44
Views: 1054

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

I'm kind of ashamed right now that my girlfriend is having better luck than me at finding queens. She just found another Camponotus queen in her cactus pot this morning.
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by Cale3459
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Cale's Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony
Replies: 61
Views: 641

Re: Cale's Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony

Well I'm not sure what happened but I had several workers die this weekend. I'm down to 4 workers with my queen. She has two pupae currently. I would like them to move into a test tube as the nest is much too large for them now and they aren't doing a good job keeping it clean. I have a little bit o...
by Cale3459
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Girlfriend caught a queen today
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Girlfriend caught a queen today

Update for this queen: she's got a little clutch of eggs now.
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by Cale3459
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 44
Views: 1054

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

My girlfriend just caught a Camponotus digging a founding chamber in her cactus pot on our front steps this weekend. I had to teach her how to make a test tube setup and put it in my test tube rack in the basement because she's having better luck catching queens than I am. She's up to two this year ...
by Cale3459
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: 3D printed?
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: 3D printed?

I don't believe the mesh is 3D printed. I bought some scratch and dent items that were not fully assembled and was sent a small sheet of the mesh to cut and glue to the items. It seemed to high quality to have been 3D printed and I don't think it would be very cost effective to 3D print that mesh ei...
by Cale3459
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Crazy Idea!
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Crazy Idea!

I had thought about something similar for a colony that has alates. What I wanted to do was have a large outworld outside with a fluon barrier my ants couldn't cross to escape but the winged males and females could fly out of.
by Cale3459
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Ant Photography & Artwork
Topic: What is a good camera?
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: What is a good camera?

If you are dead set on buying a camera there really isn't much difference between the big names these days. I use a Nikon D300 for all my underwater photography. I use Nikon because that's what I grew up using and it's what I'm used to. Canon is just as good with the only noticeable differences bein...
by Cale3459
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with my queen-help a noob
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Collin wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:15 pm
UPDATE- she has came out of hibernation about a month ago and has laid no eggs.
Give her time. My Camponotus pennsylvanicus took about two months to lay eggs after hibernation and even when she did there were not that many.
by Cale3459
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Girlfriend caught a queen today
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Girlfriend caught a queen today

I've never kept any Formica before. Anything terribly different from keeping Camponotus? I have her in a test tube setup in the dark currently. Is she parasitic? Do I need to provide brood to get her started?
by Cale3459
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Messor queen identification
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Messor queen identification

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