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by Idahoantguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Ant Photography & Artwork
Topic: My encounter with Asian Marader Ants (Carebara Diversa)
Replies: 2
Views: 10

My encounter with Asian Marader Ants (Carebara Diversa)

Hello everyone, Last spring I had the amazing opportunity to go over to South-East Asia with my family, to visit the area, and help out at an orphanage. It was an amazing experience and a great place (I know that there are some people on this forum from there and you are very lucky). Anyway, I was l...
by Idahoantguy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

I live in the northern california area and really want to host this ant, but do not know very much about this ant, for not even many scientists know much about it, and the length of foraging has been suspected to be over a kilometer for one colony. No nests have been found with brood. They look mig...
by Idahoantguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Finding the Velvetey tree ant (Liometopum occidentale)

I live in the northern california area and really want to host this ant, but do not know very much about this ant, for not even many scientists know much about it, and the length of foraging has been suspected to be over a kilometer for one colony. No nests have been found with brood. They look mig...
by Idahoantguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant proof outworld ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Ant proof outworld ideas?

What did you use before? For my tetramorium I found that just rubbing alcohol and baby powder didn't work. What does work is dipping a dry cotton ball into some dry baby powder and dabbing it around the rim of the outworld. it is a lot slicker and more difficult for them to climb. I had an outworld...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant proof outworld ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Ant proof outworld ideas?

Hello everyone, I am currently hibernating my ants, and I wanted to build a new outworld since there aren’t any ants occupying it right now. Previously I had made a dirt setup, which my ants moved Into, and after a couple of months I rescued them. But now I am wondering how to make a semi-realistic ...
by Idahoantguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this tetramorium or phedole
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm
I wouldn't make a guess just based on coloration, but I can hardly see the ants.
Yea you’re right, the ones I have though are like jet black, a completely different color. Although it could be a different species...
Better pictures of the queen would be good, but she does look like tetramorium.
by Idahoantguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: This is one of the best moments of my life!
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: This is one of the best moments of my life!

Sorry to burst be a wet blanket here, but shedding wings unfortunately does not always guarantee that the queen mated. :( Continue hoping though, but if she hasn’t laid eggs by now (and this does vary by species, some don’t lay eggs till after hibernation) she may not be mated... Keep taking care of...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this tetramorium or phedole
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Is this tetramorium or phedole

Yea tetramorium workers aren’t really that red
by Idahoantguy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: How do I move my ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: How do I move my ants?

She’ll probably move, just be patient.
by Idahoantguy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Two queens in a formicarium?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Two queens in a formicarium?

Falcone43906 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:25 pm
The queens are together in a test tube tho.
I had never heard of anything but if they’re already together just keep them.