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by idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Moving Ants from Jar to Omninest
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Moving Ants from Jar to Omninest

So I just got my ants from my GAN farmer and the ants are currently housed in a jar with dirt. Anyone have an idea in order to get them into an Omninest? It's monomorium minimum btw. The only way I can think of is to dump the jar into the outworld, let the dirt dry out, and eventually they will mov...
by idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: input needed
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: input needed

Hi AC fam... so i got my first queen, a nice big black carpenter ant. I put her in a nice dark drawer. Just peeked in on her tonight and she still has her wings attached and is just pulling the cotton apart but has not escaped..... Thoughts? not mated? i know she needs time, and may even hybernate ...
by idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Meat?
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Meat?

I have a couple colonies(2 have brood, and one of those have workers), and I was wondering If I could feed them meat. Also should it be raw of cooked, and what types of meat? you can feed them meat, but ideally it should not be their main source of protein. Insects provide much better nutrition. me...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Please help with my formica
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Please help with my formica

ok, I wish you the best!! :D
by idahoantgirl
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Mineral enhanced water
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Mineral enhanced water

calcium chloride =salt, Sodium barcarbonate= baking soda, and magnesium sulfate= epsom salt. All are perfectly safe. believe me, they would get way more chemicals just from eating any precessed food item you could name :)
by idahoantgirl
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: I found a QUEEN!
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: I found a QUEEN!

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 Nope they arent. I can almost garuntee it. When they mate the fly like a block away and land far away to make a nest. These were virgin queens who were ...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Please help with my formica
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Please help with my formica

Hello guys... i need help with my formica sp. as you can see this is not a typical way to transfer your colony to a formicarium or even a different setup.. but this is an emergency for my tubes started to grow molds and the water from the test tube is running low so i thought putting them in a temp...
by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Realy want to identifie the queen's species.
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Realy want to identifie the queen's species.

at first glance i thought Tetramorium... but the abdomen is too small to me.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: False honey pot ants
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: False honey pot ants

If you ever raised a colony of these how do you stop them from climbing out of the outworld they seem to just run through baby powder and rubbing alchol any suggestions? I odnt use rubbing alcohol, as I was having the same trouble with my tetramorium colony. I just sprinkle some dry baby powder ont...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should my anta forage now?
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Should my anta forage now?

I just got my first ant. I had no hope of catching one this year, So i bought a Lasius niger queen with 5 workers and a couple of eggs. Should i feed them or let them forage now? Or should i leave them in the test tube for longer? Ram a 1 inch piece of drinking straw between the exit cotton and the...