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by Idahoantguy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught Sept 4 Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Caught Sept 4 Toronto

Yea that's definitely a tetramorium queen, I have a couple of tetramorium sp. e colonies and I didn't feed them until they had their first workers. But maybe it would be a good idea to feed her since she was found so late. As far as I know all tetramorium are fully claustral, but it's probably okay...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flight and Finding Queens
Replies: 5
Views: 31

Re: Nuptial Flight and Finding Queens

I have been watching some of the AntsCanda videos! They are so informative! I have been binge watching! And as it turns out, just after I posted, I watched his video that gave the months to find queens! :lol: He seemed to have such luck finding queens right out in the open. It seems to easy on that...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught Sept 4 Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Caught Sept 4 Toronto

Caught in trail next to ravine earlier this month. She's 7-8mm long. I suspect she's Myrmica sp. and I caught her while she was out scavenging (hence the setup in pic #2). One node clearly visible if you zoom into the photo. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByhTdhPaBn5rd0pha3FoeFFqVHM/view?usp=shar...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial Flight and Finding Queens
Replies: 5
Views: 31

Re: Nuptial Flight and Finding Queens

Well, it really all depends. If you're looking for camponotus probably in wooded areas, just places where you might find an actual nest. Lasius, I'm not sure, in general under rocks or logs is pretty good for ants, or around rivers. Also try to look for areas where usage of pesticides is limited. Bu...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Will she dig?
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Will she dig?

So I found this messor sp. Queen today. I already have 3 in a testubes and I wanted to try something different. So I cleaned out a tic tac container and put some soil in and moistened it so it will hold its form. I then put the queen in and covered Tue top with a piece of acrylic. I also made a cov...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: I found a QUEEN!
Replies: 7
Views: 38

Re: I found a QUEEN!

Jessewitt60 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:34 pm
There was a big ant hill next to my truck and when it got knocked over I seen 2 elates on the TOP but they still had wings. I hope they were mated
Yea, sorry about that, but they're probably not mated... :(
by Idahoantguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best way to feed ants in test tubes (without escapes)
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Best way to feed ants in test tubes (without escapes)

It is better to do it this way instead of just leaving the tube wide open: block the exit with cotton, then take a one inch section of drinking straw and ram it between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. this creates a tunnel for them to go in and out of, more like tin the wild. Ok, that sou...
by Idahoantguy
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best way to feed ants in test tubes (without escapes)
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Best way to feed ants in test tubes (without escapes)

It is better to do it this way instead of just leaving the tube wide open: block the exit with cotton, then take a one inch section of drinking straw and ram it between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. this creates a tunnel for them to go in and out of, more like tin the wild. Ok, that sou...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best way to feed ants in test tubes (without escapes)
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Best way to feed ants in test tubes (without escapes)

YSTheAnt wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:49 pm
You can use almost any container, like plastic food boxes. For the test tubes, I would make a canopy from cardboard or paper, and use it like a tent. Or, you could cover it with some substrate. Good Luck!
Ok I'll give it a try!
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How to house VERY large queens
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: How to house VERY large queens

I have seen pictures of those beasts and they seem huge. I'm not sure what you should keep them in though. I know that there is a YouTube channel called ants Australia who has a bull ant colony, so that might be able to give you some ideas. Hope that helps!