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by Gatekey56
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! an outbreak of mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Help! an outbreak of mold?

Yeah its mold. Find a way to air out your formicarium and since springtails aren't an option that will likely work, I would suggest adding a out world with a screen mesh top so the formicarium has adequate ventilation. Thank you so much for your help, i was saving a large aquarium for a different c...
by Gatekey56
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! an outbreak of mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Help! an outbreak of mold?

Look up springtails, they should solve your mold issues, you can buy cultures of springtails online. Also go easier on soil hydration, as that is usually how mold starts in formicariums or terrariums. I am by no means an expert but I did some research and thought my input would be helpful. Ventilat...
by Gatekey56
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! an outbreak of mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Help! an outbreak of mold?

So i just looked in on my colony of Solenopsis invicta and i noticed some black discoloration of the glass and plastic around the area of the contact points of there nest, I have them in one of AntsCanada's Hybrid nests , so im a little worried for the welbeing of my ants. its my first colony and im...
by Gatekey56
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga

What are you feeding your Solenopsis invicta colony? I have just recently started my own and they don’t seem to eat the usual crickets and sugar water that the rest of my colonies have in the past. sorry for late response life and what not got int the way, ive been feeding them young meal worms and...
by Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Total noob question in regards to ant hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Total noob question in regards to ant hunting

Hey simple question , when is the best time to go out for an ant walk? Its raining right now, and i was wondering would it be best to head out an hour or so after it stops, or should i wait for tomorrow afternoon? whats been best in yalls experence? You are in Singapore right? nope other side of th...
by Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Total noob question in regards to ant hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Total noob question in regards to ant hunting

cheetawolf wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:07 pm
go tomorrow in the afternoon, look for queens where there is lots of greenery and maybe a body of water nearby.
happy hunting!
Thanks!! i hope to find something new
by Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Total noob question in regards to ant hunting
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Total noob question in regards to ant hunting

Hey simple question , when is the best time to go out for an ant walk? Its raining right now, and i was wondering would it be best to head out an hour or so after it stops, or should i wait for tomorrow afternoon? whats been best in yalls experence?
by Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: A strange sad death
Replies: 2
Views: 134

A strange sad death

So I just finished posting about this in my journal page here on the Forum, but figured this would be a place to maybe get some questions answered. Today I woke up to find I had lost one of my queens. She was doing well with a few nanitics tending her, and a sizeable brood. In the last week and a ha...
by Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga

Hey everyone, sorry I have been so inactive, life gets in the way and all that jazz. A quick update to any who may read this. In my last journal entry I had talked about a small yellow queen that landed on my computer screen. She was doing well with a number of nanitics and a sizeable brood. However...
by Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga

well for now i would handle them with care and always wear gloves. hopefully you can find more queens because if you are allergic It would be hard to raise these girls for more than a couple months. Indeed it will be, but after an encounter with a feral colony ive learned im not as allergic as i on...