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by idahoantgirl
Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Traveling the Pacific
Replies: 5
Views: 36

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: 98

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: 98

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: 146

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: 98

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...
by idahoantgirl
Fri May 04, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding new colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Feeding new colony.

antnest8 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 5:17 am
i would think of it like this. What if a giant ripped of your roof when you are just lying in the house and put a pot of chili next to you. Would that stress you out? even if you were hungry it would be just weird. :)
Lol that it awesome :lol:
by idahoantgirl
Tue May 01, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding new colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Feeding new colony.

actually feeding queens at the beginning GREATLY raises the chance of her eating her eggs. It is really stressful for them to have the cotton removed, a giant toothpick dripping with honey being shoved in their face, And then left with a floor covered in sticky honey or a giant cricket leg that they...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)

that's weird ant maps says their is no native species of tetramorium in most of the US Tetramorium immigrans and caespitum invaded the U.S. They are considered invasive species. Also, it could be caespitum too, because they look pretty much identical, yet caespitum is bigger. I've seen colonies of ...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: How to Connect AC Tubing to Hybrid Nest?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: How to Connect AC Tubing to Hybrid Nest?

Mine fits ok, but it does need some elmers glue to hold it in.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: is this a pavement ant (tetremorium sp. E)

Hmm on second look, the first few pictures seem to be of a different species than the last few.