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by idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Frozen Food
Replies: 8
Views: 42

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: 34

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: 155

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: 60

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: 116

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: 155

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: 50

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: 58

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: 155

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!
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: False Honeypot Ants/Queen Care. (Prenolepis imparis)

I know that it is preferably 20-50, but I heard on AntsCanada video that you can have a minimum of 10 workers if you want when moving them. I know that I saw that video as well, but the fact is that especially for this species, you want to give them the best possible chances. In general, just so yo...