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by AntsCalifornia
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2151

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

update OMG! I have so many workers!! Still not sure how I should go about moving them... or how big of a home I should give them... Oh well, I'll figure it out :roll: I welcome ANY advice Because, They seem to be very happy, my plans are to let them grow a bit longer before I move them. Here they a...
by AntsCalifornia
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2151

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Just a quick update.. lots of growing brood!! We'll have new workers by tomorrow!! I'll count them in a few days.... Today, I saw 2 workers outside the test tube and 3 inside (5 workers)!! This species is very prolific!! I'm now 99% sure she is Pogonomyrmex californicus . Guess what you guys??....I ...
by AntsCalifornia
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I know its "Ants"Canada...but...
Replies: 17
Views: 1676

Re: I know its "Ants"Canada...but...

He owns a Turantula, Cockroaches, Fish, Ants and I hope soon he’ll also have.. Termites! :) For sure! He listens to his fans and we voted for them to stay. It should be easy for Mikey to start a colony with a breeding pair.. And, about time too.. There are some AMAZING termites in the Philippines!!...
by AntsCalifornia
Thu May 31, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2151

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

No harm done. No need for an apology... I like your input.The only thing is those old post are long... And, I'm so sorry to hear about your lost colony. This hobby comes with some pretty harsh life and death lessons. I think almost every ant keeper knows what it's like to lose a colony or a queen th...
by AntsCalifornia
Wed May 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is this a queen
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Is this a queen

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by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 28, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: 3 pogonomyrmex californicus queens living in peace
Replies: 1
Views: 81

3 pogonomyrmex californicus queens living in peace

I caught 18 pogonomyrmex californicus queens yesterday!!! I didn't have a container for all of them so 9 had to share... I decided to make 3 sets of 3 and house the rest separately... So far, the queens who are in groups seem to be doing much better than the solitary queens. 2 of the groups already ...
by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 28, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2151

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Update Week 7.5 They moved the pupae out side of their test tube. Housing -Tub and tubes set-up Brood - Eggs, larvae and pupae Workers - 3 NANITIC WORKERS Temp -82 degrees F Everything seems to be going okay.. I had another worker show up out of no where. So, i'm up to 3 workers now. I haven't lost...
by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 28, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: California Ant Watch
Replies: 9
Views: 1947

Re: California Ant Watch

18 queens today!!!! 8-)
I got 17x pogonomyrmex californicus
And 1x solenopsis spp..
All found in La Quinta around "lake cahuilla"!!! There was so much more too!!! ran out of containers :oops: .... I more than doubled my collection in one day :shock: pogos are my favorite!!
BEST DAY EVER!!! :ugeek:
by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2151

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Yeah, I've learned that this stage is very difficult for them to survive through... But, she is still looking good and her two workers will help her raise the next generation. I might have been too quick to blame my set-up...Maybe, she laid too many eggs and could not handle the work load by herself...
by AntsCalifornia
Sat May 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 43
Views: 2151

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Well, from what I hear I was lucky to get this far... I just want them to thrive. Moving them will cause some stress... So, I must be careful about this... We will see how the second generation does in this set up.. If, they all survive I might keep them in there for a bit longer. looks like I have ...