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by idahoantgirl
Fri May 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Blood worms for ants
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Blood worms for ants

Where are you getting these blood worms?
by idahoantgirl
Fri May 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant barrier not working
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Ant barrier not working

I used baby powder and alcohol at first, but my tetramorium could cross it. I found that leaving out the rubbing alcohol and dabbing a cotton ball into dry baby powder then onto the top inch of the outworld rim works soooo much better. They cant cross it now. Also, applying it thick only increases c...
by idahoantgirl
Fri May 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rebellion?
Replies: 8
Views: 80

Re: Rebellion?

How often are you looking at them? Queens need to be left alone for week's or month as a time. Disturbing them can cause stress which can cause the queen to stop laying eggs and even in the most extreme kill her young and or eat the eggs. During the founding stage you should be leaving her alone. Y...
by idahoantgirl
Fri May 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: can i feed earthworms to my ants? PLZ HELP!!! Need response soon!

it isn't reccomended. They could be carrying diseases or more likely, pesticides that can kill your colony. :!: Get some crickets or mealworms from the pet store .
by idahoantgirl
Tue May 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica workers that grow with colony size?
Replies: 14
Views: 131

Re: Formica workers that grow with colony size?

Colony age, not worker age* Arthropods with adult forms like insects stop growing larger after they hit their adult stage (ants at least have stretchy gasters.) Yes. I meant that my older workers tend to be smaller since they developed during a time of less food. But yeah the ants themselves dont "...
by idahoantgirl
Tue May 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica workers that grow with colony size?
Replies: 14
Views: 131

Re: Formica workers that grow with colony size?

I can definetly tell younger workers from older ones in my mature tetramorium colony. The older ones are smaller than the younger ones, only by 1/2 to 1 millimeter, but it is very noticeable to the eye. To me they look like different castes, but they are actually different ages? In tetramorium, yes...
by idahoantgirl
Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica workers that grow with colony size?
Replies: 14
Views: 131

Re: Formica workers that grow with colony size?

I can definetly tell younger workers from older ones in my mature tetramorium colony. The older ones are smaller than the younger ones, only by 1/2 to 1 millimeter, but it is very noticeable to the eye.
by idahoantgirl
Mon May 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neon Nation Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 41

Re: The Neon Nation Journal

If you caught her recently, she is probably lasius niger. Lasius Neoniger flies in the fall. I had a lasius neoniger queen with a missing antenna, and she raised a colony to 12 workers before I accidentally left their test tube in a sunlit window sil. :oops: :shock: :?
So there is hope :)
by idahoantgirl
Mon May 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: A day as jimmy's ant
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: A day as jimmy's ant

It's been about a week since I discovered my first queen. I added more coco fiber to the mix. I ordered some large test tubes from eBay I also ordered a strange gel ant farm looks cool can't wait till it shows up it appears to be a modular setup so I can attached new worlds to it (I'm super excited...
by idahoantgirl
Mon May 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hybrid Nest With Frequent Escapes
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Hybrid Nest With Frequent Escapes

I had escapees at first before I glued down the nest... But it was fine after I glued it down. Check the mesh on the bottom. Mine has gotten a few holes since I got it that ants could escape from, but I got my nest on a discount since it was the wrong color and could have manufacturing defects. If y...