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by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: I found a QUEEN!
Replies: 10
Views: 75

Re: I found a QUEEN!

No. Ants mate in flight, and only when the right pheremones are in the air.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Open Air Formicarium
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Open Air Formicarium

I'm looking for anybody who has experience keeping an open air formicarium. In going to try a large plate pulled with dirt, plants and wood for the nest and out world. Under the plate will be another container filled with water to form a 'natural' barrier. Does this sound like it would work? I saw ...
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: 17

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: 20

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: 40

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: 52

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: 10
Views: 75

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: 40

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: 69

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

at first glance i thought Tetramorium... but the abdomen is too small to me.