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by CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.

I hate having open top areas for them. No way to tell what happened. If they are in there, they got out. Whether they climbed out or something got them out(ate them). Is the queen still in there? Its possible they are in the process of moving to their new area. Since they are already out not too sur...
by CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What happens if I keep formica fusca in a lasius niger hybrid (old) nest?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: What happens if I keep formica fusca in a lasius niger hybrid (old) nest?

Biggest issue will be size, just made sure there is enough space for the queen to move around in there. Generally Formica are bigger than Lasius.
by CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Early feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Early feeding

At this age, I would give them easy to eat sugars (honey is a favorite and doesnt mold easy), and protein (meal worms are easy, freeze them, cut it so the ants can get in both sides, and put it in the test tube). If they are very hungry you may need to put more drops of honey in there. Dont worry if...
by CherrieEvolved
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: [Help fast] Should I remove honey from my ant queen if she is not eating it?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: [Help fast] Should I remove honey from my ant queen if she is not eating it?

As far as removing it? Honey generally takes a very long time to spoil, so you can leave it in there so the queen can munch on it when she feels like it. Plus trying to clean honey out tends to make a mess, hard to get it all the way out. I would wait until you see mold on the honey to remove it, ge...
by CherrieEvolved
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasus Niger hibernation
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Lasus Niger hibernation

I generally start at the end of feb. Id take them out of hibernation, get them warm, and start putting food in there.
by CherrieEvolved
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: WA QUEEN ID
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: WA QUEEN ID

Can you get one directly from the side? Closeup of the face would be helpful as well
by CherrieEvolved
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: WA QUEEN ID
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: WA QUEEN ID

Mortamir wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:59 am
Wow, that first picture looks like she has that little spike behind her abdomen.

What do you think?
Eh, I think its just dirty, maybe dirt on the test tube? I havent noticed anything on her abdomen
by CherrieEvolved
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: WA QUEEN ID
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: WA QUEEN ID

Here is a pic of my queen. Gaster is huge due to constant feed.
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Here is an earlier picture of her. Bad quality but she definitely looked more like yours at this point
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by CherrieEvolved
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: WA QUEEN ID
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: WA QUEEN ID

Gotta get her a little protien too! Just hook the good test tube upbwith tape, poke holes, and youre good!
by CherrieEvolved
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: WA QUEEN ID
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: WA QUEEN ID

I have one like her. Some sort of myrmica i believe. They are semi-claustral!! Feed her!!