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by AntsDakota
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 24
Views: 445

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

idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:54 am
Well, we will see how that works out for ya.
I think the one being attacked was not mated, so she was just a waste of energy. All she did was help take care of brood during the founding stage. Then she wasn't needed, and........
by AntsDakota
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 338

Re: Tetramorium Journal

Here are some videos first followed by some pictures. This colony was caught June 23rd, and had her first nantics July 31st. They seem a bit low in numbers and theres a bit of mold in there. I had them on a organic honey diet, with not protein until today, I couldnt find any grass hoppers/crickets ...
by AntsDakota
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 338

Re: Tetramorium Journal

They could be Pheidole, which are what mine probably were, explaining their polygyny. Did you mean they have multiple queens? (Sorry I'm not really familiar with the terminology). It's just one queen, and I'm almost certain it's tetramorium, you can check by clicking the link though, it's just a go...
by AntsDakota
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What else do ants forage for?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: What else do ants forage for?

Ive gotten a colony of camponotus fallax, they are still in a testube. However, even though they have honey, they keep clawing at the cotton. Is there something that i am forgetting? they are only ten workers strong, so i dont think theyre ready for a cricket leg. 10 workers is ready for a cricket ...
by AntsDakota
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lost a Ponera queen
Replies: 0
Views: 19

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: 261

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: 11
Views: 102

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: 4
Views: 69

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: 11
Views: 102

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: 5
Views: 63

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 ...