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by PwnerPie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.

Oh I thought they cut them off when they were done mating. But you may be right some Queens don't, hell some maybe even forget lol Either way 3 months no egg... THAT is unusual Please don't swear on this forum, which is supposed to be a "clean" environment. Thanks Haha. Was baffled on what you cons...
by PwnerPie
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.
Replies: 14
Views: 193

Re: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.

Dont stress about it. Some ants just dont want to lay eggs and take a while. It is most likely too late now, but i have found giving the queen a small drop of honey and a small bit of protien can encourage her to lay. Makes them full so they feel more comfortable. ex "Oh this place has food dropping...
by PwnerPie
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Honey Replacements
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Honey Replacements

I generally just leave them there. Change it out once a month or so. However the ants do like fresh honey ALOT more than hard honey. so the honey drop will prevent them from starving, but once in a while i add a small drop of maple syrup to give them something easy to eat. they enjoy it.
by PwnerPie
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen ant won't lay eggs?
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: My queen ant won't lay eggs?

Orange eggs are fine, make sure the queen is warm. Also, its getting close to hibernation time. I wouldnt expect any queens to start a new colony until next spring. ~March I have 7 new queens, only 1 has laid eggs, the rest are chillin. Also, wings mean nothing. I have had 4 querns with wings succes...
by PwnerPie
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: ant nest HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: ant nest HELP

Hahaha. No idea how they decide which one risks its life to go get food. I am sure she is feeding all the others with what she gathers. so youre good!
by PwnerPie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What and When should I feed my colony?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: What and When should I feed my colony?

im a fan of giving the queen a small big of honey and protein when larva shows up so shes feels comfortable feeding the larva more. Up to you tho!
by PwnerPie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Pre-hibernation test tube hydration issues
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Pre-hibernation test tube hydration issues

First off, how full did you fill the test tube with water? i have had some where no air gets in the, but the cotton is getting sucked toward the end as the water is drank. So the water resivoir gets smaller but no air is in there. This has happened to quite a few of my setups. As far as the slowly g...
by PwnerPie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: ant nest HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: ant nest HELP

Just keep feeding them as normal, they will eat as needed. its highly likely they are eating a small amount at night, just not enough to be noticable.
by PwnerPie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lays eggs straight after feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Lays eggs straight after feeding

Last year none of my species went into hibernation with any brood. i kept them warm until the brood hatched. ill do the same this year to see how it works
by PwnerPie
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lays eggs straight after feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Lays eggs straight after feeding

Sometimes they are on the verge, but are worried about wasting resources. Give her a little food, is overloaded in resources..so why not lay some eggs! :).