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by idahoantgirl
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: wood ants won't eat
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: wood ants won't eat

I have a small formica rufa colony or wood ants, they have about 8 workers and 1 queen. I have been feeding them honey, mealworms and crickets but the won't eat it and they barely come out of their test tubes. does any one else have any other suggestions. if they don't eat, they are not hungry. The...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Hibernation temperature question

Glad to help 😊
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I know its "Ants"Canada...but...
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: I know its "Ants"Canada...but...

Seeing that AntsCanada lives in a pretty amazing place full of a variety of ants (though some are invasive)... What if he kept a termite species and showed them on his Youtube channel? I imagine where he lives there'd be some pretty amazing termite species. Not only are termites easier than ants (i...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification help
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Species identification help

Monomorium or tetramorium
by idahoantgirl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Emergency!
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Emergency!

If you really think that it is life threatening, you can tap them into the new tube. it is not reccomended, and should always be last resort, but if you just flip the old tube upside down and flick your finger on the side of the old tube , they will fall into the new tube.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Cellophane
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Cellophane

GardenGirl wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 pm
Has anyone ever tried using amber or red cellophane to make the nest "dark" yet visible? Heard about this recently. Some say it works. Anyone tried it?
yep, I use it. It is usually called red photography paper. Seems to work .They act like the nest is dark and go crazy when I take it off.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Using large hybrid nest for a founding colony?
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Using large hybrid nest for a founding colony?

Hi there! The mention of the holiday special on the new hybrid nest in today's video is tempting me :-D However, the Camponotus colony I have is brand new - I'd be ordering the nest early because the earliest I can see it having enough workers to need a formicarium is next summer - and I'm not sure...
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: i bought this colony and i didn't see a fertilised queens, or is it so?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: i bought this colony and i didn't see a fertilised queens, or is it so?

so i bought this oecophylla smaragdina colony[weaver ants] online, they were placed in a plastic container with holes in it and when i saw inside, there were no queens without wings.I only saw workers and lots of male and female alates.is there a possibility that one of the female alates[the queens...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: i bought this colony and i didn't see a fertilised queens, or is it so?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: i bought this colony and i didn't see a fertilised queens, or is it so?

so i bought this oecophylla smaragdina colony[weaver ants] online, they were placed in a plastic container with holes in it and when i saw inside, there were no queens without wings.I only saw workers and lots of male and female alates.is there a possibility that one of the female alates[the queens...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: My myrmicinae queen found in belgium, Ghent on 10/08/2017
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: My myrmicinae queen found in belgium, Ghent on 10/08/2017

Thanks for the help. Without you I didn't know all these things. I'm very thankful for that. If I could do anything back, I would do that. But I also have one more question: what is tapping into another tube. And also: is natural soap like soap in the form of bar. Thx, Brentywenty. :mrgreen: No pro...