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by PwnerPie
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Seedling Heat Mats & Ants
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Seedling Heat Mats & Ants

Hi Campo, I use a seedling mat. The only issue is that it is hard to make one side of their area warm and the other side cold. I have a few setups where there is a test tube portal with 1 testtube on the mat and the other off to give them some varience. Overall it works well. I do agree that the rep...
by PwnerPie
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Ok I'm definitely hopping on this topic because I just did massive research into the safety of honey for ants. My conclusion: Don't use honey. Use maple syrup. Here's why. Honey has more stuff in it than just sugar. It also has very low water content, so it will dehydrate ants when fed directly. Th...
by PwnerPie
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can I salvage this
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Can I salvage this

Id recommend giving them to one of the colonies of the same species near you. Hopefully they survive
by PwnerPie
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I be feeding newly hatched workers?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Should I be feeding newly hatched workers?

Feed them! Fat ants are happy ants. If you feed them honey, you can leave it in there a long time without it molding. Generally my ants can take a few days-a week to finish a big drop of honey. As far as protien, give it a shot, they need protien to feed the larva to make them big. If you put protie...
by PwnerPie
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help! queen abandoning colony
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Help! queen abandoning colony

She doesnt like that home. Give her another place to settle and let her choose, her colony will follow. My queens sometimes run around, normally end up in a worker dragging her back, haha. I wouldnt worry about it, just give her options. Alot of campnotus queens arent a big fan of test tubes, they h...
by PwnerPie
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs

It could also be that your fully claustral queens just get stressed from the food your giving them. The very best thing to do is to stop feeding them, removing all food, and leaving them in the dark, undisturbed for two weeks (no peeking) Camponotus is very susceptible to stress, so I really think ...
by PwnerPie
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs

Feed them honey atleast once a week. Generally only give them more once they finish whats in there. But they always have available sugar
by PwnerPie
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Multiple queens stopped laying eggs

Hi, I have 5 different formica colonies, between 20 and 70 workers each. All of them stopped laying eggs about 60 days ago. The colonies are doing great, eating very well and in a warm environment. There has been no die off or anything, maybe an ant a week dies(at most) but that is expected. The las...
by PwnerPie
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus queen acting weird
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Camponotus queen acting weird

Hmm. I had 1 camponotus have a similar issue. Maybe put some dirt in there with the others eggs and see what happens? At the very least she can get traction on the dirt. Nothing wrong with what you fed them, as long as it was organic honey (otherwise it will contain pesticides).
by PwnerPie
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™
Replies: 57
Views: 6459

Re: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™

Its a bad situation for sure. Releasing the fire ants will doom all the native species in the area, so if the person cannot keep them, killing them is the most "humane" action to take. Personally, fire ants are the only ones i will kill in nature. I do not even take wild colonies that have alrea bee...