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by MaxGen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?

I watched the trailer video on Steam and decided to buy it. It's getting great reviews...
by MaxGen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Tube is out of water..

I think it will work, at the very least, it will help humidify the chamber if the original tube dries out I believe. Just make sure to leave a way for air to circulate.
by MaxGen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Tube is out of water..

I haven't faced this situation yet, but what if you treated it just like you would when they are not hibernating? Specifically, connect a new tube to the existing tube making sure to leave a gap in the connection method to allow for some air to get in. If the tube they are in now goes dry, they can ...
by MaxGen
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source

I think they would be fine. They are also very high in calcium. An excellent feeder for reptiles. I'm sure ants will appreciate both the larva, and the adult fly.
by MaxGen
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help identifying queen
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Need help identifying queen

Looks like Lasius claviger workers to me. Could be a claviger queen as well.
by MaxGen
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Nanitics?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Nanitics?

Can you explain what you mean by you bred her? Did she lay eggs and are there pupa in the tube? Usually if you find a Tertamorium sp E in late September, she is most likely a reject. Meaning she may have founded a new colony with another queen but was then attacked and kicked out by that other queen...
by MaxGen
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My amazing Camponotus and when to hibernate
Replies: 5
Views: 167

My amazing Camponotus and when to hibernate

I caught a Camponotus pennsylvanicus on July 4th this year. She flew into my chest and landed on my shoe. She has at least 18 workers now and what looks like a pile of larva. I'm just wondering when the best time to put her in the fridge would be? I believe eggs and pupa will not survive hibernation...
by MaxGen
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: is it possible to use pill bug as feeds?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: is it possible to use pill bug as feeds?

I've fed isopods to my Tertamorium before. I think your formica would eat them, but best to crush or cut them first. There is a lot of waste on them with the thick shell.

You could always order bugs online and freeze them when they arrive, instead of housing them.

http://www.supercricket.ca/
by MaxGen
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Whats a good macro setup?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Whats a good macro setup?

Been tempted to get a better camera for macro photos and videos. Not sure I want to get something as big as a 80D with large macro lens and ring flash though. On the other hand, I think I'd like something with a little more versatility than the Olympus TG-5 Anyone have a good macro setup they can re...
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius neoniger question
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Lasius neoniger question

I caught about 19 Lasius neoniger queens last week. I'm not expecting them to lay until the spring, so I've put half in the fridge already, planning to take them out at the end of January. The other half I still have out with my colonies. Should I be providing any food for these queens before they g...