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by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible nuptial flight today?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Possible nuptial flight today?

I'm in NW Ohio, it's rained all night and should stop sometime this morning and finally get into the the low 70s by this afternoon, anybody think any nuptial flights will start today?
by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 128
Views: 7362

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

It's been raining all night in NW Ohio, suppose to stop sometime this morning and get up to 70+, perfect time to find newly mated queens today?
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rehydrating test tibe
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Rehydrating test tibe

Hello everyone- I have my ants overwintering in the refrigerator; I check them every few weeks, and today I noticed the water was very low in the test tube. How should I go about getting more water into the tube? Should I just set up a new test tube? Considering they shouldn't be bothered too much d...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hibernating Formica
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Hibernating Formica

Hello all- This will be my 1st attempt at overwintering ants. I'm in NW Ohio. I believe it is a Formica species. I don't really have a place to put them, so I wrapped black tape around the front of the test tube and placed it on a north facing windowsill. The windows weren't installed correctly, so ...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help identifying queen
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Need help identifying queen

Can anyone help identify these ants? Caught 3 of them today (1st pic), and found this nest (2nd pic) with similar queens and smaller males coming out with wings; I live in northern Ohio. http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q380/guerolindo72/IMG_1414_zpskgjnhhjf.jpg http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New family not eating
Replies: 3
Views: 218

New family not eating

Hello all. My queen that I caught at the beginning of August finally had 5 daughters that were born about a month ago. Since then I've put the test tube in a very basic outworld, however, they do not leave test tube. As a food tray, I use a lid of of a pill bottle and have placed honey, different me...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Could this be a Formica queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Could this be a Formica queen?

Does anyone know if this is a Formica queen? I found her trying to scurry along the pavement next to a flower garden right before a rain storm. As soon as I picked her up she started bending in half, messing with the tip of her abdomen. She did not have wings when I found her. I live in NW Ohio. htt...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?

Thank you for the input, I wasn't expecting this to happen all of the sudden, so I'm gonna make some upgrades to be more accommodating.
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?

To anyone out there I need some quick advice. A few weeks ago along the side of the shed there was a pile of bricks and there were some ants coming out so I started to move the bricks and it was a humongous ant colony. Today we built a compost pile next to the pile of bricks however, when I moved th...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Accidentally found a nest, what should I do now?

To anyone out there I need some quick advice. A few weeks ago along the side of the shed there was a pile of bricks and there were some ants coming out so I started to move the bricks and it was a humongous ant colony. Today we built a compost pile next to the pile of bricks however, when I moved th...