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by Gatekey56
Thu May 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Out of food,
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Out of food,

So ive now run out of feeder incects for my colony of solenopsis invicta, any thoughts to what i could use to feed them that may be just in the house?
by Gatekey56
Wed May 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Not sure what is going on with my queen anyone know ?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Not sure what is going on with my queen anyone know ?

She was not at first, but has sence started to liven up, however still is covered by a number of other ants
by Gatekey56
Wed May 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Not sure what is going on with my queen anyone know ?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Not sure what is going on with my queen anyone know ?

So, just i was doing some maintenance, and cleaning of some of my tubing, as it was greatly needed. after which i noticed the queen on her side, and surrounded by a number of other ants, while she has been moved back to her feet, her movement is next to none and is still surrounded. somethings to no...
by Gatekey56
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! an outbreak of mold?
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

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: 1780

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: 1780

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: 1957

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: 1990

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: 1990

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: 1990

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?