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by Cartil
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Attention: Could you help me by identifying the species of this queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Attention: Could you help me by identifying the species of this queen?

One of my queen was captured in July 2017 and only started to lay eggs after coming out of hibernation this year, so don't give up hope! :)
by Cartil
Mon May 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: My Frameicarium Project
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: My Frameicarium Project

Did you get it done? If so, could we see it?

Also, one thing I was always afraid of, is the sand collapsing on the ants and burying them. Is that possible?

And what about the humidity? How do you regulate that?
by Cartil
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding new colony.
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Feeding new colony.

Overall, I'd say trust your ants. They know what they need more than we do. If they don't go out, that means they don't need to. Offer them food and change it regularly to make sure it doesn't spoil. If they want it, they will take it. If they don't take it, that means they just don't want it. Try d...
by Cartil
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Spiders

I think the danger comes from pesticides and parasites they could carry. Even though they are alive, some insects/spiders can carry residues of pesticides on their skin. Boiling them would reduce the quality of the proteins for the ants but solve the problem of parasites. Not sure about the pesticid...
by Cartil
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

I see you're asking whether they need access to a water source. Are your ants in a test tube with water and a piece of cotton? When you give them honey, try to give them a few tiny drops (smaller than them) rather than a large one, otherwise they could either drown or get covered by it and die (imag...
by Cartil
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My amazing Camponotus and when to hibernate
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: My amazing Camponotus and when to hibernate

I am curious about this topic as well, as my queen just started to crawl up in a ball, which I have never seen her does before. Does that mean she is ready to hibernate? And so I can hibernate the eggs and larvae without fearing of losing them?

Thank you!
by Cartil
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Camponotus Questions

I wouldn't really disturb them anymore. Like MaxGen said, they might be getting ready to hibernate or something.
by Cartil
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Trap Jaw Acts Weird
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Trap Jaw Acts Weird

Congrats!
by Cartil
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! Queens won't move to new test tubes!
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Help! Queens won't move to new test tubes!

I would leave them in peace for now. They know when they'll need to move. If they are not, that means they are fine where they are.
by Cartil
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: possibility
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: possibility

You should only do it if you captured your queen locally though. Also, they will only go on a nuptial flight if the cues are right and if it is the right season, which depends on the species.