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by ItShallBeJordan
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Cotton Turned Purple In Test Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Cotton Turned Purple In Test Tube

So I have a aphenogaster colony that has had a rough winter and I put them in a new test tube last week. Since then the cotton near the water has slowly gone purple. Is the purple bad?
by ItShallBeJordan
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation Help
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Hibernation Help

Thanks idahoantgirl, I have a garage but it stays heated, what are the risks of just leaving them in a room temp room (70F)?
by ItShallBeJordan
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation Help
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Hibernation Help

So I live in kentucky and have a aphaenogaster colony. The past couple days they have been very inactive and believe might be entering hibernation. I keep them in my office and am not sure if I should move them or just leave them on my desk. So I live in kentucky and have a aphaenogaster colony. The...
by ItShallBeJordan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 129
Views: 7592

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

Martialis wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 pm
ItShallBeJordan wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am
crawling on my desk, surprisingly! She is extremely small, half the size of my other colonies aphaenogaster workers
Wow! Got her ID'd?
Working on it.
by ItShallBeJordan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 129
Views: 7592

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

I found a queen about 2 weeks ago crawling on my desk, surprisingly! She is extremely small, half the size of my other colonies aphaenogaster workers. Today I checked on her and she laid her first 2 eggs. So this is going to be an interesting colony to keep as I think they can escape my extra omni n...
by ItShallBeJordan
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 129
Views: 7592

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

I'm kind of ashamed right now that my girlfriend is having better luck than me at finding queens. She just found another Camponotus queen in her cactus pot this morning. https://i.imgur.com/VZ7JzW2.jpg Time to get a cactus! I had a queen on my mirror of my car today and I grabbed it and as I was wa...
by ItShallBeJordan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: (Phoenix) Dead Queens
Replies: 43
Views: 2280

Re: (Phoenix) Dead Queens

Do you have any queens doing well or do they all die?
by ItShallBeJordan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 129
Views: 7592

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

Today I found what I thought was a founding champer, i dug around it to find a colony. These ants are less then a centimeter long and blackish grey. It started raining so I brought what I had dug in the jar inside and looked thru it for quite awhile and didnt see any that stuck out as the queen. Im...
by ItShallBeJordan
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: best place to look for Camponotus
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: best place to look for Camponotus

jasont200 wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:26 pm
Thank you all for the info and knowledge. once I find her and put her in a test tube setup will keeping them in a shoebox tucked away be ok?
A shoebox will be fine just make sure they do not get too cold.
by ItShallBeJordan
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 129
Views: 7592

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

Today I found what I thought was a founding champer, i dug around it to find a colony. These ants are less then a centimeter long and blackish grey. It started raining so I brought what I had dug in the jar inside and looked thru it for quite awhile and didnt see any that stuck out as the queen. Im ...