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by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My first queen : Crematogaster sp. Journal
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: My first queen : Crematogaster sp. Journal

you should change your parrot's water more often :lol: But on a more serious note be careful what bugs you feed them that are wild caught. They can have pesticides on them.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caring for Neoponera Villosa
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Caring for Neoponera Villosa

Yes, the one I caught a month ago is a N. Villosa, and the one I caught last week, which has laid 2 eggs now, is also a N. Villosa. She seems content in the test tube, but these ants are so large, no way I could wait until this newly caught queen has 20-30 workers before I move them, they wouldnt f...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Tetramorium Tips

Hi all! I was wondering if anyone had any tips on keeping tetramorium found in Ontario Canada. As many tips as possible would be apreciated. They are a fast growing species. Fairly easy to keep and pretty hardy. I found that mixing baby powder and alcohol as a barrier didn't work. they were able to...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: [5 mm queen + colony] Brazil - Sao Paulo

Hm. I dont know. Maybe one of our ID experts can help out.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hugh's Ant Journal
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Hugh's Ant Journal

I decided to make a blog about my new colony. I've probable had around 7 queens over the last 18 mouths however they have all died (I still have 2 alive). All have queens have died from mold and didn't move out of the test tub for weeks and weeks (I tried everything, light, heat, mossier e.t.c So I...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: antsRlife camponotus consobrinus
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: antsRlife camponotus consobrinus

antsRlife wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:02 pm
hay people of ac this is my first journal so hope it goes well. i currently have 4 camponotus queens, they are doing well but i would like help on keeping them and housing them, thx.
Sure! What questions do ya have?
by idahoantgirl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Black cotton
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Black cotton

Ok, in one of my lasius niger testtube and one of my tetramorium ceaspitium testtube has the cotton turned black. Do anyone know why this may have happent and should i maby move them? Yeah, you can move them. most test tube molds aren't dangerous, but its better to be safe than sorry. It was probab...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Little Falls, NJ 8/19
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Queen ID Little Falls, NJ 8/19

This ID request is a good bit late, admittedly, but I was out of town and had no access to the photos of the queen until I recently got back. Anyway! She was caught in mid-80 degree weather late afternoon in a small town area, and is about 9-10mm. https://imgur.com/a/ReBEi Apologies for the image q...
by idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caring for Neoponera Villosa
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: Caring for Neoponera Villosa

Also I had a few more questions. Should I just release the one I caught almost a month ago that never laid an egg? She had wings when I found her, but maybe she isn't fertile? Oh...and about the cotton ball soaked with sugar water. I understand they carry droplets in there mandibles...so can she ga...
by idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus consobrinus/ banded sugar ant food
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Camponotus consobrinus/ banded sugar ant food

ok thx ive been checking them way too much... twice a day :shock: . so should i he do all the test tubes with normal water or no? i think your asking if all the tubes should have water, not sugar water? If so, yes. Don't put your queens in a sugar water setup. They dont need food, and the sticky su...