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by PwnerPie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptual flights in Vancouver area
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Nuptual flights in Vancouver area

Does anyone know if there are any nuptual flights going on currently in the Vancouver area? If not, does anyone know when the nuptual flights generally begin for the species living around Vancouver? Last year, I found only 4 tetramorium immigrans queens in late August and they all were found on my ...
by PwnerPie
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

Hi everyone, I live in Washington state, USA and I really want to keep the genus camponotus. Has anyone seen them flying yet? Also, what are the ideal conditions and places to look for newly mated queens? Hey - hop on the ant keeping Discord. We have been tracking nuptial flights there. Campos flew...
by PwnerPie
Thu May 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Washington State nuptials?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Washington State nuptials?

Camponotus flying in Snoqualmie today! Go get your Campos!
by PwnerPie
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

It is far too cold for ants to fly in WA. It needs to be steady in the upper 60s to get any sort of reliable flights. From what I am seeing, the next 10 days will not reach that temperature. Hopefully we get higher temperatures in 11 days! haha.
by PwnerPie
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Do ants do anything for pure pleasure?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

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: 110

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: 77

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: 146

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: 4
Views: 201

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: 84

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