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by Idahoantguy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Carpenter Ant Queen with wings. Could she still be fertile?
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Carpenter Ant Queen with wings. Could she still be fertile?

So... I have never kept ants before but have been researching for months now and waiting to try and find the species I have been wanting (Black Carpenter ant- Camponotus pennsylvanicus). I've been reading that the nuptial flights of this species happens in July normally. So, it being late September...
by Idahoantguy
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Will a broken leg affect a queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Will a broken leg affect a queen?

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:52 pm
How is she now?
Unfortunately she died probably around a month ago, I think she may not have been mated. :(
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: When to hibernate?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: When to hibernate?

Hello everyone, It is starting to get colder up here in Idaho, and I was noticing that my ant colonies are starting to slow down. I wasn’t sure about when to start hibernating them but I just put them down in our basement today. Are there any issues if the temperature isn’t right for hibernation, d...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Neoniger Care
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Lasius Neoniger Care

I keep them. Other than the fact that the queens wont lay eggs until after hibernation, they are also very fast. or at least the workers are. Very active and interesting. Each colony is different as far as tastes in food. Where have you found them? I would love to keep something other than tetramor...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: When to hibernate?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

When to hibernate?

Hello everyone, It is starting to get colder up here in Idaho, and I was noticing that my ant colonies are starting to slow down. I wasn’t sure about when to start hibernating them but I just put them down in our basement today. Are there any issues if the temperature isn’t right for hibernation, do...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Neoniger Care
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Lasius Neoniger Care

Does anyone have any tips on keeping Lasius Neoniger, like food and personality. I keep them. Other than the fact that the queens wont lay eggs until after hibernation, they are also very fast. or at least the workers are. Very active and interesting. Each colony is different as far as tastes in fo...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: general info about semi claustral queens
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: general info about semi claustral queens

That’s cool, your setup looks good (you even got a response from ooper :lol: )
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: Idea for a Product
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Idea for a Product

Dear AntsCanada, I have an idea for a product that I wish to give to your organization/company. Unfortunately, I could not post the image to the form that I have just created. To describe it briefly, it is a simple adhesive attachment to any 90 degree ant habitat to prevent their ability to climb t...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ants in Idaho (USA)
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Ants in Idaho (USA)

Yea, just tetramorium for me too here, it seeems like it largely depends on where in Idaho you live. There seems to be a good variety of species even if they’re not dispersed geographically. I actually sell tetramorium sp. E on the GAN project so if you would like a newish colony I can help you out!...
by Idahoantguy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Double tube setup
Replies: 2
Views: 35

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 di...