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by Benjamin
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Beheaded Queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Beheaded Queen?

Ok lets get to the main point. I have had this ant colony of an unknown species for about a week or two. It was doing quite well and is showing promise of becoming a healthy colony. I fed this colony once every two to three days for a week with honey and boiled spiders. Today, I went to check on the...
by Benjamin
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant keeping mishap
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Ant keeping mishap

Noted. Thanks for the encouraging reply.
by Benjamin
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant keeping mishap
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Ant keeping mishap

So, I was really excited about the pupae I saw in my test tube last week. I went to check this morning and found 2 newly eclosed ants. I took a few photos and decided to put it back. What do you know? As I was putting it back, the test tube rolled of my cabinet and shattered into bits. I was stunned...
by Benjamin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Species?

Oh, I'm so sorry. There is another "black ant" which is around 10mm. Unlike the one which has a heart-like gaster.
by Benjamin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Species?

https://goo.gl/photos/At4nFJaX5BQox5Vk9 . I live in east Singapore and I caught these ants on 21 January, at night which is yesterday. The ant in black is 6-7mm in length while the reddish ones are 4-5mm in length. There is only one black ant, please don't be confused by the number of pictures. I f...
by Benjamin
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Failing in ant keeping
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: Failing in ant keeping

Oh, I'm so sorry for not including the measurement. The queen in the last picture is 4-5mm in length.
by Benjamin
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Failing in ant keeping
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: Failing in ant keeping

I will try my best not to be discouraged. Thank You.
by Benjamin
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Failing in ant keeping
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: Failing in ant keeping

So I don't really have to do anything but to wait again? Let's just hope for the best. I had so many failed attempts that are so demorallising and frustrating. Oh yes, could you tell me why some of my ants' eggs won't hatch? It's been close to three months and the eggs are still eggs. And also why m...
by Benjamin
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Failing in ant keeping
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: Failing in ant keeping

Ok. I've taken pictures of the ants(though they might not meet the requirements needed). What do I need to do to upload the pictures? Do I just send the link? If all you need is the link here it is.
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by Benjamin
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Failing in ant keeping
Replies: 21
Views: 728

Re: Failing in ant keeping

So what do you suggest I do? I still have 4 queens left but I do not know the their identification.
Is it possible to send pictures using phone?