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by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Do ants do anything for pure pleasure?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Do ants do anything for pure pleasure?

Some ants really look like they are enjoy themselves when they are getting cleaned. Look like me when someone scratches my back really well, falling over and such. So that's something. Haha. Generally anything that we enjoy is there for an evolutionary reason, ants aren't selfish enough to abuse stu...
by PwnerPie
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: [HELP] My Camponotus barbaricus queen died less than 3 days after having her, what did I do wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: [HELP] My Camponotus barbaricus queen died less than 3 days after having her, what did I do wrong?

If you heated the entire tube then yet you cooked her. With heating, you can only heat a small part of their home. I only use heating cables so I can be specific where I heat them, then I only heat the entrance of the test tube so the ants can move the brood closer or further away as needed
by PwnerPie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: This will be potentially an ongoing question!
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: This will be potentially an ongoing question!

I have some, also the smallest I have seen. Less then half the size of a myrmica worker. Turns out they are tetramorium. Queen is bigger than myrmica queen, but still smaller than lasius or formica. But the workers are tiny, too small to sting you, and very adventurous. They are far more outgoing th...
by PwnerPie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I have to fumigate my house... advice?!
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: I have to fumigate my house... advice?!

Honestly, the test tube idea sounds great. Could probably bring some ants in the next day and have them there for a day. If they dont die you're good to go. Can always be more safe and wait longer. But honestly if it was that lethal, human would not be allowed in there either as it would at the very...
by PwnerPie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Washington State nuptials?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Washington State nuptials?

Going to be ~70 in a few days! Keep you eyes open for the winter ones!
by PwnerPie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Red tinted water in test tube
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Red tinted water in test tube

It has molded, get them a new test tube. Make sure you clean the new test tube well and wash your hands before touching the cotton. Somehow alot of bad bacteria was introduced when you created the setup. As far as what is causing the red, not a clue, but it must be related to the mold/bacteria
by PwnerPie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Hybrid Nest?
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Hybrid Nest?

You can buy a cable off amazon. It only goes through once. And condensation is fine. If anything give them some dirt or sand and then put it on the condensation to absorb it
by PwnerPie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help

I have not successfully put myrmica together in WA. Even when I catch them feet from each other, they always end up killing each other, but they do just fine alone. I dont trust em!
by PwnerPie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Slow growth for lasius niger (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Slow growth for lasius niger (?)

Definitrly hibernate them next year. Chances are they hibernate themselves even at the higher temperature. Their growth should explode this year as long as not having a cold temperature didn't throw them off
by PwnerPie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: First workers, when should I migrate them from the test tube setup
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: First workers, when should I migrate them from the test tube setup

Dont use dirt from outside. If you just want to use it as an out world. Put some store bought sand in n there and wet it down to get the dust off the top(makes them fall if you dont wet it at least once) then you're good to go. Do not worry about over feeding, people make too big of a deal about it....