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by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lost a Ponera queen
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Lost a Ponera queen

I noticed an ant walking on a patch of dirt. I then noticed it was Ponera pennsylvanica! I picked it up, and it blew out of my hand. (It was really windy that day) I wish I could have got another chance at the Black Bullets. :cry: (the name I gave to my former Ponera colony)
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: AAU's Journals
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: AAU's Journals

actually the Ponera is the one I am most interested in. (well, also the Stigmatomma) as these two are of two subfamilies not as easily encountered in the USA. You have plenty of Myrmicinae, and plenty of Formicinae, but these two stand out as harder to find. (Here its those two and Dolcherdinae tha...
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY

Sorry to hear about your colony Isn't it strange? It's my first attempt at ant keeping and its kinda depressing lol I got it down to either it being the honey or something toxic in the air. No pesticide fumes or fumigations in the area, i checked with my house owner. Nothing. The honey is 100% pure...
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: My first queen
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: My first queen

I’ve caught my first queen and it wasn’t after nuptial flight. I raided her, some brood and some workers. I didnt expect to find her like this. I was expecting to catch one after nuptial flight. Since I’ve caught this one that was already half way settled in. Some new questions have said since aris...
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY

I wish you luck in saving the rest of your workers. I just recently lost all 15 of my workers in my first colony due to unknown reasons. I would make sure you can try and save the queen. Sorry to hear about your colony Isn't it strange? It's my first attempt at ant keeping and its kinda depressing ...
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Classroom Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Classroom Ants

My wife's classroom has been requesting pets but she doesn't want to responsibility of daily care added to her plate. Happened across the youtube channel and thought ants may be an interesting alternative for the kids while also teaching them to care for the ants. We live in central florida. Would ...
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Trap Jaw queen caught two days ago in Singapore.
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: New Trap Jaw queen caught two days ago in Singapore.

PhasmicEra wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:44 am
may i ask if i can put a few more wild workers?
Only if they're from the same colony.
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Barriers not working!
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Barriers not working!

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm
i really think that everyone (except people in Florida) think that their weather is bad, an example is a saying Michiganders have. "if you don't like the weather in Michigan wait 5 minuets."
Well, people in Florida might say it rains too much...... (just guessing, though)
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Barriers not working!
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Re: Barriers not working!

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm
i really think that everyone (except people in Florida) think that their weather is bad, an example is a saying Michiganders have. "if you don't like the weather in Michigan wait 5 minuets."
Hey, we here in SD say the same thing. (just replace Michigan)
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm
So I tried it with another tetramorium queen and overnight I saw the new one on the ground dead. It didn’t work!
Yeah, Tetramorium queens will fight. My queens were Pheidole.