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by PwnerPie
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: My ants dont eat sugar!!
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: My ants dont eat sugar!!

Use small drops of honey, they will eat it if hungry. Honey doesnt mold so dont worry about cleaning it up. As far as putting them in a test tube, do NOT force them in there. You have to give them the option to move. Ants do love small spaces, so they will go in there. They also need water, so a tes...
by PwnerPie
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feed your queens!!
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Feed your queens!!

If you are going to feed your queens, I would do it on a tray of some sort. The residue left behind can be unsanitary. Definitely a thought, however with the small drops I put it the queen clean it up great. Any residue doesn't seem to mold as it is honey. Update, all of the queens have tons of wor...
by PwnerPie
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: When Do I feed Queen Ant
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: When Do I feed Queen Ant

One sugar meal before sealing her up in the test tube (if she is "fully" claustral). Put it on the cotton or on a tray so that it doesn't make a mess. Agreed! Honey is generally best because it does not mold so you do not need to clean it up, and the queen can eat more later if she gets hungry. I h...
by PwnerPie
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

So what type of organic honey are you suggesting? I have been using organic strawberries and my ants go crazy for them, or would you recommend a switch to honey or sugar water every once and a while? I was also wondering if I connect my ants to a test tube of sugar water, would they also be able to...
by PwnerPie
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ant Watch Western Washington
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

I found 2 Soleonopsis Queens here in West Seattle down on Alki beach!!! Wings were gone and they were being swarmed by pavement ants, but I heroically charged in and protected the Queens!!! I now have them set up in the Royal Chambers, and as soon as they were put in they immediate began to relax a...
by PwnerPie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Time for an outworld!?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Time for an outworld!?

A small outworld would be great, makes it easier to feed and clean without disturbing them too much. I use the test tube portals from AntsCanada.
Never hesitate to feed them! Ants love food!
by PwnerPie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen has wings while going into a test tube.
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Queen has wings while going into a test tube.

I have a queen with 50 workers, still has her wings on! Dont hold your breath!
by PwnerPie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: 3 Queens won't lay eggs.
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: 3 Queens won't lay eggs.

Campnotus can take a very long time, easily could be months. Unmated queens can survive for years, normally not though. I like to feed my queens honey and a little protien after i catch them so they are happy and full. If she is hungry she is alot less likely to lay eggs! However after that. Leave t...
by PwnerPie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: So many poor queens
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: So many poor queens

Don't give up hope! Ive had an ant drown in a test tube, cleaned out that test tube and put it in a new one. It got up a few days later and everything was fine! I don't know if it is the same for all species, this one was a Myrmica.
by PwnerPie
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Glucose solution tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Glucose solution tubes

Sugar tubes will mold quickly, generally not a good idea. Honey is better as it takes so much longer to mold (as long as it actual honey, organic is a good way to go). I generally never have to clean up my honey drops, eventually they finish it off (even weeks later). I did some sugar tubes last yea...