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by VaderOG
Tue May 30, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lighting question and question about hybrid nest
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Lighting question and question about hybrid nest

How much light do ants need? My RIFA colony resides in my walk-in closet as this is the only room in my apartment that doesn't have an AC duct. There is no natural light and I keep the door closed so the closet stays nice and warm. I've been turning the light on in there for a few hours at a time du...
by VaderOG
Sat May 20, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: RIFA question about majors
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: RIFA question about majors

Sorry I'm a newbie, moderate being...? 50 workers?
by VaderOG
Fri May 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: RIFA question about majors
Replies: 3
Views: 95

RIFA question about majors

About how long will it take for my RIFA colony to get majors?
by VaderOG
Thu May 11, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Food help
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Food help

My first colony is just starting out and I have a few questions but first some background. They are RIFA and are currently in a test tube that I have placed in an outworld. There are about 12 workers and I can't tell how much brood because they have nested in the cotton ball. They also haven't explo...
by VaderOG
Tue May 02, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Baby ants!! What next??
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Baby ants!! What next??

Thanks! I ordered a nest from AntsCanada and im going to make my own outworld, or at least try. What do your RIFA like for proteins and sugars?
by VaderOG
Mon May 01, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Baby ants!! What next??
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Baby ants!! What next??

Ok, i punched holes in the tape for air. What kind of a set up should I move them into next and when?
by VaderOG
Mon May 01, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Baby ants!! What next??
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Baby ants!! What next??

I just looked at my ants after 2 weeks and in a test tube I saw baby ants!! They are RIFA, about 5 small baby ants and still a decent pile of brood. The cotton in the test tube was looking a little gross so I put together a new test tube and attached it to the original test tube with tape. I also pu...
by VaderOG
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Lots of eggs, no larvae
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Lots of eggs, no larvae

A follow up question:
What happens when a queen has not been fertilized? Will she even lay eggs?
by VaderOG
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Lots of eggs, no larvae
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Lots of eggs, no larvae

I've had my solonopsis queen ant for about a month now and about a week after I had her in complete darkness she started laying eggs. Its been another 3 weeks and it seems that nothing has changed except the amount of eggs. I have her in my walk-in closet, which has no A/C vents so temp is probably ...
by VaderOG
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Newbie from Central Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Newbie from Central Florida

Awesome! Thanks for all the info Idahoantgirl. Ill let you guys know if I ever get the a queen to lay eggs!