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by idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Do lasius niger ants have nuptial flights during summer?

Firecatto21 wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:37 am
During last summer, in Spain, I saw quite a lot of ants queens and kept some. I think there are lasius niger but I am not sure
please post pics for us to identify. include measurment and location caught
by idahoantgirl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Queen Feeding
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Queen Feeding

give her a small (emphasis) piece of store bought insect a section of mealeworm would do. or a fruit fly
by idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ant Anesthesia Research
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Ant Anesthesia Research

yes... Please don't encourage the use of the freezer. New ant keepers will see it and decide to stick their ants in the freezer resulting in the death of their colonies. Yea I think you have to get the timing just right for it to work. Probably not good for beginners. I don't see any reason to ever...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ant Anesthesia Research
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Ant Anesthesia Research

yes... Please don't encourage the use of the freezer. New ant keepers will see it and decide to stick their ants in the freezer resulting in the death of their colonies.
by idahoantgirl
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: My first Nest
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: My first Nest

AntsCanada made this a while back
by idahoantgirl
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Humidity problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Humidity problem.

I have a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen in a test tube and she and the brood were doing fine until winter came and the heat had to be turned on making it quite dry. Now the brood is starting to dry up and I have been trying to find ways to increase the humidity as the water in the test tube isn't ...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Gear Packs & Complete Starter Kits
Topic: Ant anesthesia?
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Ant anesthesia?

ack! I wouldn't recommend the freezer. Fridge is better. It will take longer for them to slow down, but you wont risk killing them
by idahoantgirl
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Faster growing colonies
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Faster growing colonies

I’m looking for an ant species medium to large in size (over 3mm workers), with a fast colony grow rate (priority over size). Was planning to get carpenter ants but they reproduce quite slowly (up to 2 years to get a 20-50 colony). I’m planning to get local ants if possible (North Colorado, USA), s...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Prenolepis Imparis ants be black/dark brown?
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Can Prenolepis Imparis ants be black/dark brown?

I have a queen ant who I am a bit unsure of and I am making thinking that it might be a prenolepis ant as she is laying eggs even though it is winter... However, she is not light brown/orangiesh as prenolepis ants so I am wondering if they can also be black. Here is a clip of my queen ant. https://...