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by ScaryBuh
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Velvet ant
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Velvet ant

Hey guys, I caught a black and red bug (don't know if it's an ant) with a white ball on the abdomen. The thing is a bit hairy too. Date and location of capture, 2017-07-04 Portugal, in the shadow of street, near some crematogaster ants (might be coincidence). RSRBoDLJBZ8 I asked on a facebook forum ...
by ScaryBuh
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding insect eggs to ants
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Feeding insect eggs to ants

What do you mean? African or european SR-71 Blackbird ?

Anyway, I think that is a nice experiment, keep going, post results.
Remember we still know very little from these crazy insect world.
by ScaryBuh
Mon May 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queens I gave to 2 friends already have eggs! Mines still don't :(
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Queens I gave to 2 friends already have eggs! Mines still don't :(

Aquaexploder wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 3:59 pm
Don't give up! Their is a chance that she is infertile, but the eggs just could be late boomers!
Thanks, just as I suspected, it says:
"Can be kept at room temperature, but they prefer higher temperatures, around 25 – 30 degrees Celcius"
That's why I thought I had the better conditions for them.
by ScaryBuh
Mon May 29, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Check out my new Yellow crazy ants colony
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Check out my new Yellow crazy ants colony

That's just yellow crazyness there :D
Fantastic the queens tolerate other queens! I want to read some of those exponencial numbers. Count the eggs each day :D
by ScaryBuh
Mon May 29, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queens I gave to 2 friends already have eggs! Mines still don't :(
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Queens I gave to 2 friends already have eggs! Mines still don't :(

Aww drat, I want to mean nanitics at title, not eggs.
They already have born ants, while all my queen ants have only brood.
I know they will be late boomers, but was wondering if it was because the conditions I provided them?
by ScaryBuh
Mon May 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queens I gave to 2 friends already have eggs! Mines still don't :(
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Queens I gave to 2 friends already have eggs! Mines still don't :(

Hello all In October I caught a few queen ants, most of them messor barbarus, I distributed them all around: Some in my house, some in my grandmother house and gave some friends a couple of queen ants too for fun and a little research. They all started to put eggs around February. This guy is keepin...
by ScaryBuh
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird Queen Ant behavior...
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Weird Queen Ant behavior...

How did you block the tube?
Cotton lets your ant breath.
If you use the tube cap it can prevent oxygen to go to your queen.
by ScaryBuh
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants getting stuck in cotton
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Ants getting stuck in cotton

I use the back of a pencil to push the cotton to the water, that way the cotton is flat with less strings loose to entangle the ants.
by ScaryBuh
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Messor 1st Egg
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Messor 1st Egg

Heeey Kaminoan!
Congratulations!

My Messor has started laying eggs a month after yours. I have posted about it too.
by ScaryBuh
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: First Egg Messor Barbarus
Replies: 1
Views: 213

First Egg Messor Barbarus

Hello guys, after some 3-4 months of waiting one of my queen laid her first egg! I guess hibernation is over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96oomV_1gk B96oomV_1gk What now? What should I do? I'm guessing in waiting for it to born and give some food, maybe later relocate them to a bigger (still sm...