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by Hikari
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Best mold free nest materials?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Best mold free nest materials?

Happy to help!
by Hikari
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Best mold free nest materials?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Best mold free nest materials?

I've not found a 100% mold-free option, but then I have some rather messy ants. Test tubes are nice, since you can just switch them out when they get moldy or empty. A good way to utilize this is doing a "tubes and tubs" method. There's a good video on AntsAustralia explaining ways to do those set-u...
by Hikari
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Just a heads up that I'll no longer be updating the journal here. Long story short, Maya and Terra have both died over this month, so this isn't gonna be much of a C.penn journal. I can't edit on this forum, so I can't just change the title and things around. It's also become rather bothersome to po...
by Hikari
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Was trying to get this up earlier, but it wasn't working for some reason, but now it is, so here you go. A video update, since I wanted to include all my ants without writing a ton.

by Hikari
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Quick update: Queen #5 was ID'd to be Lasius Umbratus. She's a social parasite type, which will present a rather interesting challenge, which I plan to accept. A host species for me to steal workers from has also already been found. Ironically, from the flowerpot colony I dumped out...ooops. Still,...
by Hikari
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Ok, so I've been slacking on updating this, but I've also been busy. I've met with two people this week to sell ants. They were both from the Ohio ant discord chat, so they knew what kind of ants I've had for a while. We didn't just exchange ants though...oh no, I gave them a tour of the local park ...
by Hikari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

(8-21-17) - It's been a while since I've updated on Maya specifically, so tonight is for her. I saw her out and about in their tiny outworld tonight: http://i.imgur.com/mAPsyvY.jpg She was so chill, I got a lid-less close-up shot too: http://i.imgur.com/zisbbci.jpg I wish I could say she's been doin...
by Hikari
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

(8-18-17) We had some nasty thunderstorms blow through today, but it brought some much-needed rain. Gonna go out hunting for queens tomorrow. I separated my Lasius queens yesterday. I split the brood as evenly as I could manage. I also happened across an acorn filled with Lasius pupa, so I took abou...
by Hikari
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

I've been working a lot as of late, so I haven't had a good chance to update. Things have been pretty slow anyways. Here are some highlights (no specific dates cause I forgot) - Sold four colonies. One Temnothorax curvispinosis, two of the Myrmica sp., and my recently matured Tetramorium. I caught t...
by Hikari
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 104
Views: 2073

Re: Hikari's C. Pennsylvanicus journal

Come to think of it my first Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen I caught, I brood boosted her (curiousity) and they all eclosed around the same time as her nanitics. All was doing fine until I put their test tube into a foraging area I had made for them and the first week I would say they acted very s...