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by MaxGen
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source
Replies: 4
Views: 79

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: 65

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: 94

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: 99

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: 87

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: 62

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: 59

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...
by MaxGen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Double tube setup
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Double tube setup

Just be sure you haven't put the tape all the way around the tubes so that some air can get in the gap. I don't see anything wrong with keeping the tubes together. I'd love to hear form more experienced keepers about feeding before diapause. With some reptiles, it's better to stop feeding before dia...
by MaxGen
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Camponotus Questions

Plugging the test tube up seems normal to me. They can control the humidity that way. My ants do it and they seem fine. Is it possible you are disturbing them too much checking on them? Maybe cover the tube with red acetate paper, tin foil, or paper towel to give them more privacy. My Camponotus are...
by MaxGen
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Crematogaster cerasi
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

It's too bad there is no reputation system. Thanks for the responses as always.