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by mallonje
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: New to ant keeping in Rhode Island!
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: New to ant keeping in Rhode Island!

Hello and welcome from a neighbor to your north(MA)!
by mallonje
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Affordable Protein
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Affordable Protein

You can also farm your own meal worms.

Search YouTube for how tos.

But I started years ago with a tub of worms from the pet store, some oats, a few empty peanut butter jars, and an old pair of pantyhose.
by mallonje
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form

Thank you! I'll have to look into it.

You know I thought given how contentious and controversial other threads on this have gotten, I was expecting a more numerous response.
by mallonje
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form

Commercial protein syrup or something homemade?

If commercial can you share brand and store.
by mallonje
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form
Replies: 5
Views: 287

A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form

I had a thought – an experimentation task if you will - near the end of last ant season and have spent the better part of my hobby time over the past few months perusing all that google, and public literature had to offer on the subject. As such I now know there are varied and fervent opinions on th...
by mallonje
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Treatment of unidentified species?
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Treatment of unidentified species?

I'm curious, Let's say you capture a lovely little lady, you're 99.9% sure she's a queen, but you're having trouble identifying her. Maybe you narrow it down to 2 or 3 possibilities so you post to the forum and get... 3 or 4 more possibilities. Is there a de facto treatment? Claustral vs. Semi-Claus...
by mallonje
Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Proper protein?
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Proper protein?

So I have no issues with feeder crickets or the ilk when my colonies get bigger. But for now I'm just dealing with a Parasitic Lasius founding setup with a tiny outworld so I was hoping to take some shortcuts. I have a ton of alternately avalible pet foods; reptile/ hermit crab pellets, blood worms,...
by mallonje
Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 1204

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

I have both my C. Pennsylvanicus queens in my media cabinet under the TV in the living room. With the cable box, modem, router, and xbox there's plenty of free heat to keep them comfortable.
by mallonje
Mon May 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Catching Smaller Queens
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Catching Smaller Queens

I'm new too, and I thought the same thing. Then I went out with the intent of looking for ants that were not camponotus. I caught everything not on a mound I could - worker, male, queen it didn't matter. Even caught a couple of camponotus workers by mistake. I then used a 5x pocket magnifier to chec...
by mallonje
Mon May 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Can L. Umbratus host... L. Umbratus?
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Can L. Umbratus host... L. Umbratus?

So I found a couple of L. Umbratus queens and have been introducing locally caught "wild" Lasius Neoniger workers in an attempt to found the queens. However in no uncertain terms the queens seem to have taken a liking to killing the workers (18 between the two over the course of a week). The only ot...