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by KHandcock
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?

Thanks for letting me know! I'll rally my patience for a bit longer :-)
by KHandcock
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?

Hey, one more thought about this; any chance you could set it up so people can preorder the hybrid nests, and they'll just ship whenever they're ready? Not that I'm impatient or anything :-D
by KHandcock
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?

Ooh, excited to hear that! My camponotus queen will be ready to go into a formicarium in another few months and I've been hoping that the new hybrid would be ready in time :-D
by KHandcock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Using large hybrid nest for a founding colony?
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Using large hybrid nest for a founding colony?

Hi there! The mention of the holiday special on the new hybrid nest in today's video is tempting me :-D However, the Camponotus colony I have is brand new - I'd be ordering the nest early because the earliest I can see it having enough workers to need a formicarium is next summer - and I'm not sure ...
by KHandcock
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Is this a queen?

Ah, too bad. I'll let her go back in the area I caught her, then. Thanks!
by KHandcock
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Is this a queen?

Hi all, I caught this lady tonight (August 22) in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada. I think she's a queen but I don't have a lot of experience at identification, so I'd appreciate both verification and a species ID if possible! She's about 10 mm long. She's speedy so these were the best pictures I ...
by KHandcock
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?

Thanks for the suggestion! I wasn't sure if that would work for the very initial stage.
by KHandcock
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?

Well, to my delight my Formica queen has her first worker by her side! I have a test tube portal on its way, and I know there's no rush, so when that arrives I'll use that as a place to feed them. Our local pet store doesn't carry feeder flies, just crickets, and I figure those are probably too big ...
by KHandcock
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Questions re. starting a colony in an Omni Nest
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Questions re. starting a colony in an Omni Nest

Now that I've had some help from the folks in the species ID forum, I know for sure the first colony going in will be a Formica species - Batspiderfish thought probably podzolica. I also have a Camponotus novaeboracensis queen but I think when she needs a formicarium I might get the hybrid nest for ...
by KHandcock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Questions re. starting a colony in an Omni Nest
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Questions re. starting a colony in an Omni Nest

Hi all! I think my first colony is going to go into an Omni Nest since I love the look of them and would be very excited to get to watch my ants at work regularly. So a couple of questions before I put in an order! -What size Omni Nest do you suggest to start? I know you can block off sections if ne...