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by Nathant
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Massachusetts Flight Sightings
Replies: 292
Views: 3957

Re: Massachusetts Flight Sightings

Yeah too bad. Had a feeling that wouldn't last long.

It won't be too long now though!
by Nathant
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen identify plz...
Replies: 17
Views: 58

Re: Queen identify plz...

I've done a little research and I need to check the hairs on the face pretty much to become 100% certain but I agree with Camponotus subbarbatus . All though I caught her with a few workers already, I hope they continue to grow under my care. Are all Camponotus sp slow growing btw? Pretty much. Thi...
by Nathant
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen identify plz...
Replies: 17
Views: 58

Re: Queen identify plz...

I agree with Camponotus subbarbatus or a closely related sp.
by Nathant
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test tube face palm of failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 75

Re: Test tube face palm of failure?

AC's Test tubes are really unnesasarily expensive (not like I'm ranting or anything though) I reccomend buying from here (16 mm x 150 are what most people use, and glass works great)

http://www.lcmlab.com/16mm_Glass_Test_Tubes_Corning_99445_16_p/41a20-w.htm

Super cheap yet nice quality.
by Nathant
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: tetramorium journal
Replies: 32
Views: 592

Re: tetramorium journal

When the ants are born, are they dark, or are they light color and then darken later? I have watched videos of other ants that are born white or yellowish and then turn brown or black or whatever. It didn't occur to me before that ants would be born any color but what you see them as walking around...
by Nathant
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Tetramorium caespitum In Texas

Feels interesting to have someone from the South/West wanting ants located in the East. It is always the other way around usually since everyone thinks our New England ants are "boring." :P

I feel honored actually :lol:
by Nathant
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Heating Cable?
Replies: 17
Views: 140

Re: Heating Cable?

I looked two places over the last couple weeks and couldn't find a heating cable. I did find undertank heating mats for reptiles. If they are around then I will find them eventually I guess. Here's the one I (and most people) use on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Reptile-Cable-11-5-Feet/dp/...
by Nathant
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Heating Cable?
Replies: 17
Views: 140

Re: Heating Cable?

I looked two places over the last couple weeks and couldn't find a heating cable. I did find undertank heating mats for reptiles. If they are around then I will find them eventually I guess. Here's the one I (and most people) use on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Reptile-Cable-11-5-Feet/dp/...
by Nathant
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Heating Cable?
Replies: 17
Views: 140

Re: Heating Cable?

I use a 15 watt Repti Heat Cable. It gets much too hot when placed directly under test tubes, so I have my one little thing I made up. First, I have a wooden bench. On top of that is a piece of tile on top of it. On top of THAT, I have my cable going in a certain pattern, shown here (pretend the tub...
by Nathant
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My first attempt at a colony..
Replies: 22
Views: 396

Re: My first attempt at a colony..

Martialis wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:17 am
Nathant wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:04 am
Any ant in the subfamily Formicinae should not sting. ;)

Really jealous of your imparis. Here in MA we are still getting snow.
Dolicihoderinae too.
Correct.