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by kykel09
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!
Replies: 23
Views: 1175

Re: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!

Hey MikeLikesAnts. You picked a good time to start as it is currently nuptial flight season. What kind of questions do you have? What do you want to know? I myself am a GAN farmer out of FT Meade about 25 minutes outside Baltimore so I have quite a bit of experience at this point and would be more t...
by kykel09
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!
Replies: 23
Views: 1175

Re: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!

I wouldnt destroy your nest if I were you. Maybe try flushing water through one of the openings to get her out? like hold the nest under the sink? So today I managed to take some really thin wire and wrapped cotton around it. Using this weird wire/cotton contraption, I was able to remove my dearly ...
by kykel09
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!
Replies: 23
Views: 1175

Re: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!

I actually tried that. I actually drained the water basin but due to it being built in I wasn't actually able to get her out. Her body hasn't moved. She's definitely dead unfortunately. Now I'm just trying to determine if I should leave her body in there or if I should cut open the mesh to get her o...
by kykel09
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!
Replies: 23
Views: 1175

Re: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!

UPDATE October 14, 2017 I'm afraid I have sad news. This past week I attempted to move my Ponera into my specially ordered Tarheel Ants formicarium. Unfortunately, it was not properly designed and there was a small crevice in the rock that my Ponera P. was able to get into. This crevice unfortunatel...
by kykel09
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: The Infamous Ponera Pennsylvanica. I need Help.
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: The Infamous Ponera Pennsylvanica. I need Help.

The last post was August of last year... Did the queen survive? How is she doing if she did? I have one right now, got her all the way to a worker with 2 additional larvae so far. I keep her in a test tube with a nice base of sand inside, enough for her to dig her own tiny tunnels. I hydrate her soi...
by kykel09
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!
Replies: 23
Views: 1175

Re: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!

UPDATE: September 25, 2017 Bad news... So, unfortunately I have bad news. My Ponera P. worker died yesterday. I attempted to connect my test tube up to a small outworld that was 3-D printed (you can see it in earlier photos. It's a small black 3-D printed box). It had a layer of sand substrate in it...
by kykel09
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!
Replies: 23
Views: 1175

Re: I'm new! My introduction! And my Ants! Featuring Ponera Pennsylvannica!

September 18, 2017 UPDATE: GREAT NEWS EVERYONE! My first nanantic has officially hatched! Yay! I haven't been able to get any photos of her yet. Her exoskeleton is still soft and she is practically translucent, which is causing her to not show up clearly in the photos. As soon as she darkens a bit m...
by kykel09
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment

No updates yet, but I promise I'll let you know once I've attempted a merge between the colonies. I haven't tried introducing them to each other yet. Once I have attempted it I will post updates. And I will definitely take photos. To excited about this not too. I'll probably try to get video but I d...
by kykel09
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment

@AntsSA Thank you. If you had 6 queens living cooperatively that at least confirms for me that they are polyganous. I think that's what I'll do. I was thinking I'll put both tubes in a clear box (car model display case - great for outworlds by the way) and I'll cover one with foil. Then observe. If ...
by kykel09
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Pheidole Bicarinata and Polyganomy Question/Experiment

I have 2 test tubes, each one with a Phiedole Bicarinata Queen and several workers and brood. I have heard that this species is Polyganous and allows for multiple queens in the same colony. Is this true? I have yet to get anyone to answer my question so I intend on trying to introduce them to each o...