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by Idahoantguy
Sun May 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Anyone want ants near Boise Idaho?
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Anyone want ants near Boise Idaho?

Hello everyone, I currently have about 5 healthy colonies of tetramorium immigrans, they’re all about a year old with around 20 to 30 workers each. I’m thinking that I’m going to release or give away four of them and just keep one colony going. I used to be a GAN farmer in my area, but they took dow...
by Idahoantguy
Sun May 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What is your queen catching methodology?
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: What is your queen catching methodology?

Good your asking this! A lot of people don’t do this too well so... I usually go out any time of day. One major thing I watch out for is rain. When it starts to get humid or cloudy just watch out, and be prepared. I always try to keep a container of some kind with me as often as possible though just...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicariums for expanding colonies
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Formicariums for expanding colonies

Depending on how you use the containers, they should work. I currently have a Camponotus colony in a "Tubs and Tubes" setup. If you don't know what it is, it's basically a tub outworld with test tubes lined up in a row. don't give tem too many test tubes, though, as they might start molding. I got ...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can I feed my Ants This?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Can I feed my Ants This?

I’m pretty sure it’ll be good to eat, you just have to see what kind of food your ants like. In general though, fresh food is better than frozen.
by Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicariums for expanding colonies
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Formicariums for expanding colonies

Hello everyone, So this week I started pulling my ants out of hibernation, and a few of my colonies’ test tubes were running dry. After I got the first colony moved over I noticed that they seemed reluctant to all move in to the new tube like they had done in the past. They seemed to want to use the...
by Idahoantguy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ant Anesthesia Research
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Ant Anesthesia Research

idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:20 pm
yes... Please don't encourage the use of the freezer. New ant keepers will see it and decide to stick their ants in the freezer resulting in the death of their colonies.
Yea I think you have to get the timing just right for it to work. Probably not good for beginners.
by Idahoantguy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I know its "Ants"Canada...but...
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: I know its "Ants"Canada...but...

AntNoob1 wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Maby it could be a chanal called "Bugs For the Better"
Sounds good to me!
by Idahoantguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raising feeders
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Raising feeders

Sorry it took so long to get back to you guys! Thanks for the help!
by Idahoantguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Ant Projects, Advocacies, and Websites
Topic: antHUB
Replies: 29
Views: 1170

Re: antHUB

Would this be a smartphone app, or something for pc? Also I don’t know much about java, but isn’t it fairly unsafe? I could definitely understand using it if it’s the only coding you know though. I’m just wondering.
by Idahoantguy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ants in Mexico
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Ants in Mexico

Hallo! I live in Queretaro, Mexico Of course its winter, but since I really can't find information about ant species on my area (also Mexico in general) I really need help to know more less the general time for nuptial flights for ant species here so I can catch an ant queen next year (hopefully a ...