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by ultraex2
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotous hibernating?
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Camponotous hibernating?

Sounds like she's probably dying/dead. Unfortunately, queens do die even after they've laid eggs. You can probably assume that about 30% of your queens will die, even if you're doing everything perfectly.
by ultraex2
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Any Ideas On Brachymyrmex Outworld and Nest?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Any Ideas On Brachymyrmex Outworld and Nest?

Do you have a dremel?

You could take a very small block of plastic and carve a chamber + drill a hole in it and put that in as small of a container as you can find. You'll want to glue or screw a piece of plexiglass/acryllic/etc. over the top of the chamber.
by ultraex2
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: How to clean inside of the nest? (+ mite problem)
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: How to clean inside of the nest? (+ mite problem)

To get rid of my mites I sprayed the sides of the formicarium with bug spray and put it in a bin of Diatomaceous Earth. After a few days all the mites were gone.
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: what to do with eggs..
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: what to do with eggs..

Don't bother unless it's at least the same genus. Just leave your camponotus queens alone and let them do their thing.
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queen ate egg
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Queen ate egg

Hindsight is 20/20, but you really should have waited to move her until after the first pupae eclosed or attached the test tube and let her move on her own. As long as their is still pupae she should still be fine, but just remember to be patient!
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need input..
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Need input..

They most likely won't eclose in 2 weeks, and even if they did they would probably be fine for a week or 2 after they close without being fed.
by ultraex2
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Why aren't my pupi hatching?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Why aren't my pupi hatching?

2-3 weeks is normal - especially for camponotus. It can take up to 2.5 - 3 months for workers to eclose for camponotus.

You will be able to tell when they are a few days from eclosing because the pupae will darken and shrink a bit.
by ultraex2
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen needs ID - caught May 30 in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Queen needs ID - caught May 30 in New Brunswick, Canada

I agree with Martialis - this definitely looks like a formica ant and not camponotus. Not too sure on the exact species, though.
by ultraex2
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Looky what I caught in south texas!!
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Looky what I caught in south texas!!

Are you sure that's a queen? It looks a lot like a male ant due to the head being so tiny and gaster is small as well.
by ultraex2
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 75
Views: 2519

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

Yeah - a couple weeks ago I saw a lot of alate brood under rocks that had tetramorium so I bet we can expect their flights in the next few weeks.
Pennsylvanicus are still flying - I found one in my parents pool yesterday. (85 degrees and rained the day before).