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by idahoantgirl
Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Formica workers that grow with colony size?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

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: 3
Views: 12

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: 29

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: 15

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...
by idahoantgirl
Mon May 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Your opinion needed
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Your opinion needed

The queens in your driveway's colony are not fertilized. Catching these queens would not accomplish anything. Mated queens never leave the nest unless it is destroyed and it is very necessary for them to move do a different nest. You need to wait for nuptial flights. If you see a queen with or witho...
by idahoantgirl
Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Traveling the Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Traveling the Pacific

wow! looks like a trap jaw queen! Sweet
by idahoantgirl
Sat May 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?

Fairly small, probably around 15 - 25 workers. At that size they are not interested in exploring very far. It is only when colonies grow large that barriers are put to the test. For me, baby powder and rubbing alcohol worked at first but only because my colony was small and not interested in testin...
by idahoantgirl
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?

I've kept A tetramaorium for coming on two years now. They fill a hybrid nest completely. Here is what I have found: Best barrier: DRY baby powder (no rubbing alcohol) When I used baby powder Plus Alcohol, my tetramorium could climb over it real easy. While I haven't tried vasaline, I think they wo...
by idahoantgirl
Tue May 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What is your queen catching methodology?
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: What is your queen catching methodology?

For Example, Tertamorium - beginning of July, 5:00am - 10:00am, Warm morning after rain the previous days.. ok - thank you. This is kind of what I'm looking for. Everything I have read so far is just generalities Where did you learn this? Can you provide more examples? In my area Tetramorium fly Ma...
by idahoantgirl
Fri May 04, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Do Pavement Ants easily climb up corners?

I've kept A tetramaorium for coming on two years now. They fill a hybrid nest completely. Here is what I have found: Best barrier: DRY baby powder (no rubbing alcohol) When I used baby powder Plus Alcohol, my tetramorium could climb over it real easy. While I haven't tried vasaline, I think they wou...