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by Jadeninja9
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 1815

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

I put my ants into hibernation last week. They're doing fine so far. I'm keeping them in a wine cooler set to a 45F temp. I'll place a mealworm and sugar liquid drop in their test tube portal twice a month.
by Jadeninja9
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Existential crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Existential crisis

haha
by Jadeninja9
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 1815

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

I was wondering when those would be on the gan Project... Do you have any idea why they aren't growing? My theory is that even though ants in the Bay Area don't hibernate, brood development still stops and energy is conserved for the queen to survive the cooler, but not freezing, weather. Because I...
by Jadeninja9
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 1815

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

AntsNewZealand wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:07 am
:(

That means we won't have anymore updates :(

:D :D
Yep lol
Maybe I'll create a journal for my Lasius alienus queens. Though all the updates would just be me saying "Just checked on my queens, the eggs still haven't developed."
by Jadeninja9
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation in California Bay Area
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Hibernation in California Bay Area

Tetramorium doesn't really need hibernation as they are native to tropics/subtropical regions where they don't need to hibernate. Also, ants in the bay area don't hibernate, as it stays warm enough for ants to not hibernate. They may slow down though, but they can be kept at room temperature and do...
by Jadeninja9
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 1815

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

AntsNewZealand wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:33 am
Great Blog,

I have loved to read it.
Thanks a ton for writing about them, went are you putting them into hibernation??
:D :D

Thanks
Probably next week
by Jadeninja9
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 1815

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Now my largest major has dissapeared. I think they may be chewing through the cotton and exiting through one of the ports in the ac adapter. I'm putting thicker cotton in there from now on.
by Jadeninja9
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Cotton turning black?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Cotton turning black?

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:07 pm
There are some microorganisms which will take residence in the non-sterile test tube environment. The cotton turning black is nothing to be concerned about.
What about when it turns purple?
by Jadeninja9
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal
Replies: 122
Views: 1815

Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Ok so a nanitic passed away some how. It's antenna was stuck to tinfoil, and a 1 leg was squirming while he other legs were curled up. I put it in my hand and after awhile it just stopped moving. I also believe around 3 new workers/majors have hatched because 3 pupae are gone, and I saw new ants tha...
by Jadeninja9
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: hello.

Samuelpr1 wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:47 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:38 am
Wow that's a lot of colonies
no longer, I have only 4 queens for a long time and only one brachymyrmex has laid eggs and has not eaten them but I can not find it anymore queens.
Oh wow