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by antnest8
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium & Solenopsis: Brumation, diet, and moving time?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Tetramorium & Solenopsis: Brumation, diet, and moving time?

Your colony will slowly go into brumation. There is not set day that colonies stop working but you will notice over time (and it has probably already started) that your colony will slow down. Once you colony starts make sure to provide a new water source. They will move if they need to. I once heard...
by antnest8
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Unidentified any colony in phoenix, az
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Unidentified any colony in phoenix, az

You can put them in a tubaware container and that will work for now. Just sprinkle some substrate and then relocate them. If you want to sell them or give them away, there is the GAN project that you can join. Also for Identification you will need to show pictures, size, color and in this case size ...
by antnest8
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Knowing how much to feed ants
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Knowing how much to feed ants

Just make an educated guess and feed them that. If they eat all of it, give them more until they stop eating. Better to overfeed than underfeed. Just make sure you clean there setup well if there is a lot of old insect shells
by antnest8
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Syrupy disaster
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Syrupy disaster

you will have to wash the queen and workers, basically dunk her in water and then pour her out onto a rag or paper towel. Then place them in a new setup. As for the brood I don't know if there is much you can do. Maybe scoop some out and then place them on another paper tower and then spray them wit...
by antnest8
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pavement ants inactive
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Pavement ants inactive

Hmm... how large is the colony? smaller colonies often go into these states of tiredness. This is because once they are fed, they have nothing else to do in life, larger colonies always need food, and that's why they are always busy. I would make sure they have food but they could be prepping for hi...
by antnest8
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Mold on the cotton of my test tube
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Mold on the cotton of my test tube

Makre sure the new testtube is well covered and doesn't have much light. Next uncover their current testtube to expose them to some light. This might make them move out. If that doesn't help then you could try to kind of shake them out of their old test tube into the new one. I don't know what tool...
by antnest8
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An ant finding dog!
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: An ant finding dog!

Wow, I remember this post from forever ago :lol: .
by antnest8
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 65
Views: 17748

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

I've caught so many crematogaster, but they are relatively difficult species to keep.
by antnest8
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Help!

Don't keep them. Carpender ant's have to mate with other colonies alates.