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by idahoantgirl
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Winter Queen Hunting?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Winter Queen Hunting?

I remember Reading something on another Site about someone who would put a bottle into the side of an ant hill with the inside filled with Honey or Syrup during the winter and if left there long enough, eventually a queen would be moved into the bottle, and this makes for an effective means of Quee...
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Testimonials
Topic: Very upset with omni nest
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Very upset with omni nest

Hi ooper I am sending a reply to some of the questions you had. Fits of all, the covers fall in when I clean the nest. Also the bolts fall down when I accidentally bump into the nest. I apply my own baby powder barriers they are abut 2cm on the top but they always drip to and through the floor ruin...
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

FishFingers wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:23 am
Ah. Thanks! I must have gotten them mixed up.
Welcome 😉
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 625

Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

You could try to give them food if you want. Don't be surprised if they don't take it
by idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

I recently bought a new setup for my honeypots, (Myrmecocystus Mexicanus) and have attached a vinyl tube to the setup, joining it and the old one, AND I have shined a bright light on them for a few hours, yet not even one worker has gone into the setup. I live in a temperate area, so I don’t think ...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raising feeders
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Raising feeders

Hello everyone, I was scrolling through the posts and saw one on feeders, which reminded me of some stuff. I could swear that I saw a video (I think from AntsCanada) on YouTube on raising different feeder insects, but I can’t seem to find it now. If someone knows of a good video, or just knows how ...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 625

Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 pm
My colony is still in hibernation. I don't know if I should be feeding them or not though.
They generally wont accept food during hibernation.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with Ponera queen
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Need help with Ponera queen

Normal. She likes the hydration. Often they lay their eggs on the cotton as well. I agree with batspiderfish. Definitely hibernate if you live in a temperate region.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Please help! My honeypot ants (myrmecocystus mexicanus) are not eating!
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Please help! My honeypot ants (myrmecocystus mexicanus) are not eating!

If you're in an area that has cold winters, then your ants need to hibernate. They wouldn't eat during this time anyways. If you don't live in a temperate region, then it is just that your ants simply don't need to eat right now. Young colonies go through these phases of not eating much(or appearing...
by idahoantgirl
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odd Fire Ant Behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Odd Fire Ant Behavior

I doubt they actually mated. Mating ants in captivity just doesn't work in most cases.Some people claim to have done it, but I am pretty skeptical. I've Seen Them Rip Off Wings And Lay Eggs.Plus There's Now A Pile Of Dead Males And Wings I still doubt it. Sometimes queens will rip off their wings a...