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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: 120

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: 127

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: 127

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: 236

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: 236

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: 294

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: 294

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...
by KHandcock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Two New Brunswick, Canada queens for ID
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Two New Brunswick, Canada queens for ID

Hi all! What a difference a good camera makes. I have a few MUCH better pictures of my first queen and some great pictures of my second to get IDs with :-) Queen #1, caught May 30; approximately 10 mm long. Tentatively identified as Formica based on my earlier pictures. http://i.imgur.com/9b1Ka9L.jp...
by KHandcock
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen needs ID - caught May 30 in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 511

Re: Queen needs ID - caught May 30 in New Brunswick, Canada

This is Formica. Pictures are for a more accurate ID. Thanks! That means I probably will have two different genus of colonies :-D I'll post some better pictures of this queen (to see if we can get a species ID) and pictures of my new queen next week - a friend is lending me a camera with a macro se...
by KHandcock
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Anyone from Nova Scotia, Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Anyone from Nova Scotia, Canada

Thanks! I've got a post up in the identification forum about the first queen I found. I haven't taken any pictures of the second queen yet because she was pretty stressed out when I caught her; I'll try to get some shots of her this weekend when I check on her. Since I'm brand new to this hobby I'm ...