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by antnest8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My Solenopsis molesta colony
Replies: 18
Views: 280

Re: My Solenopsis molesta colony

Butter? That's a new one. What are you giving them for sugar? I don't think butter has much nutritional value for ants. I've seen Solenopsis molesta feeding on grease in the wild (that is, in my kitchen :o :lol: ) They lick grease off empty plates that haven't been thrown away yet, and pretty much ...
by antnest8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Update!! starting with the sad news i had to release the legionnaires because i found out that they are sadly infertile and with them i released the lobster backs. But on a happy note the red dragons have 15 workers!! with 1 pupae 2 large larvae and about 15 larvae. I think that the larvae can make ...
by antnest8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 41
Views: 1657

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Update!! So all of my colonies are growing fast but first i sadly say that i released the gi-ant queen. other than that both of my c. pennsylvanicus queens are doing great. the Saxons have slowly grown to about 10 workers and have 2 pupae. i don't know about other brood because recently they moved i...
by antnest8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal

Update!! so their set-up got tossed on to the floor by my little brother and all the dirt and everything got into the carpet. luckily the ants did nothing they just stayed in their test tube like nothing happened which is weird because this species is know for panicking is situations like that. any ...
by antnest8
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!

i would definitely feed her if she is semi claustral as for leaves i think you would have to have a live tree if you want them to nest in leaves. just try a test tube.
by antnest8
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caring for Liometopum occidentale
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Caring for Liometopum occidentale

well i have read a journal about these cool ants and i know that they first get about 50-100 workers in the first brood pile. Next you have to feed them a lot and give them a good home so the queen can lay more eggs because the new workers should die off pretty quickly and you will need more. again ...
by antnest8
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tapinoma sessile colony
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Tapinoma sessile colony

i am currently keeping a tapinoma sessile colony. its smaller though with about 30 workers and 1 queen. Really i would think it would be a great idea for a paludarium for these ants. mine have some difficulty's like all colonies, such as trying to get the queen to lay more brood and the ants being p...
by antnest8
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! queen abandoning colony
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Help! queen abandoning colony

i have another test tube attached and the colony always has at least 1 worker in it. so i guess that's a good sign
by antnest8
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Advice on my First Outworld Please!!?
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Advice on my First Outworld Please!!?

well i would make sure the Vaseline works. my experience has not been great. if it works, congrats if not try some other barrier.
by antnest8
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: What type of formicarium would be optimal for my situation?
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: What type of formicarium would be optimal for my situation?

really i think that the ants would be ok. not for sure though. maybe you could put potting soil instead of sand. other than that i would make sure the soil is moist before moving. still, the acrylic is the safer bet.