Search found 560 matches

by idahoantgirl
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Help I Can't Find Any Queen Ants
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Help I Can't Find Any Queen Ants

Patience, patience, patience. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't seen anything but tetramorium in my area. It might take you a while. Just keep going on walks, keeping your eyes to the ground, and always carry test tubes. Have you tried blacklight? I haven't tried it myself, but I hear it wo...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Frozen Food
Replies: 8
Views: 47

Re: Frozen Food

you remove the head so that it is easier for the ants to get to the insides. I also chop another section to make it easier.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Leaving ants on holidays?
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Leaving ants on holidays?

That wouldn't work for two months... yuk.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Tetramorium Queens caught!
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Tetramorium Queens caught!

Right, but what do you do when they are in a test tube and they don't have 40-50 members? (Sorry, I'm a beginner) So, you can move your ants into a formicarium when they have 20-50 ants. During the test tube phase of their life, place the tube in an outworld with a barrier, and wedge a piece of dri...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Identification and Help
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Ant Identification and Help

camponotus queen. Someone else can help you with the specific ID
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Test tube problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Test tube problem.

I just went to a florists shop and bought some water picks, they're working well so far! For the bigger species like Camponotus I got some salt and pepper shakers from the dollar store with plastic lids to stop them from chewing through the cotton and escaping again (It was actually a big problem w...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Tetramorium Queens caught!
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Tetramorium Queens caught!

at least 4 and a half months...is what was said earlier above. I will let you know in a few months time when mine are matured enough to move. Right, but what do you do when they are in a test tube and they don't have 40-50 members? (Sorry, I'm a beginner) So, you can move your ants into a formicari...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Two New Brunswick, Canada queens for ID
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Two New Brunswick, Canada queens for ID

queen one looks kinda formica-ish to me. anyone agree? I agree with camponotus for queen two
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Can tetramoriam ants have more then one queen?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Can tetramoriam ants have more then one queen?

Please help me out. I am going to catch a queen this year and I want to know if they can have more than one queen. So, the simple answer is no. They will decapitate each other. I tried this with tetramorium, one 2 queen colony and one 4 queen colony. over a few days, one queen had decapitated the o...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Tetramorium Queens caught!
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Tetramorium Queens caught!

HI there! I have a colony of tetramorium, several hundred strong. You can check my journal and see how long it took for each stage if you like!
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1173

Also feel free to ask me any questions you have related to tetramorium!