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by Therat
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Componatus nanitics ate all the larvae!
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Componatus nanitics ate all the larvae!

Hello everyone! I'm back after sourcing new ants after my Nylanderia ant colony died of Colony Collapse disorder as documented somewhere in these forums in 2018 I think? So okay, I finally bought some Componatus Albicans from Australian ant dealer Ant Keeping Depot, hey they were listed as 'beginner...
by Therat
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ant Colony Round 2
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Ant Colony Round 2

20181010 Location: Brisbane. Suburb Toowong. Caught a 10mm long Queen in my Carpark as I was about to go out. Time around 1915. The air was thick, heavy, humid and still. Perfect for nupital flights. I saw another queen skittle by as I exited my apartment, but a female neighbour was also leaving her...
by Therat
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony dying. Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Ant Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony dying. Advice needed.

XXXX. Queen died! My poor Queenie! Still wearing her cape of tattered wings. Some ants crawl all over her corpse, poking her with their antennae; while sick, wriggling ants struggle around them. They turn to me as I shine the torch at them, their antennae waving too and fro, their compound eyes, loo...
by Therat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony dying. Advice needed.
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Ant Colony Collapse Disorder. Colony dying. Advice needed.

Hello! I made this thread almost a year now. https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?t=5285 The colony has been a success...until they finally ate through the cotton into the drying/moist/extremely black moldy chamber across, where it was extremely dirty, with a clear biofilm layer, and stank! We...
by Therat
Mon May 28, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ant being ejected from the nest.
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Ant being ejected from the nest.

Update! Indeed, It does appear to be stress. Since putting them into the Ferroro Rocher box outworld, their population has exploded! I lost count at 300, likely approaching 500 now. I'd shine a light to spy on Her Highness, and she would walk on top of the brood pile spinning around several times to...
by Therat
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ant being ejected from the nest.
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Ant being ejected from the nest.

Hello! I live in Brisbane in Queensland. I believe I got a tiny colony of 13 ants, Nylanderia or Prolasius I believe (matches the pictures I have seen). Got them since February when the queen ran out from under my keyboard at work. I apologize for the lack of pictures, my Sony Xperia takes absolutel...