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by NKantsalberta
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Is this unusual? Are they fertile?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Is this unusual? Are they fertile?

They all have the potential to be mated and fertile. Best bet is to keep them all, until they either die, or produce workers / males. If they produce males then they are infertile. I had one camponotus queen who still had her wings and produced workers. Unfortunately however, they did not make it th...
by NKantsalberta
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Worried about my queen
Replies: 15
Views: 6127

Re: Worried about my queen

I caught her on july 22, and she laid about six eggs within a couple of weeks of catching her. The only problem is, they're still eggs. They haven't grown, and she hasn't laid any more. I don't know what the problem is, does anyone have an idea? She's a black carpenter ant as far as I can see, if t...
by NKantsalberta
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Found Camponotus Cerasi while splitting firewood!
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Found Camponotus Cerasi while splitting firewood!

Hello everyone, Today I found a small colony of Camponotus Cerasi (I believe) whilst splitting firewood. I captured the Queen along with several eggs and workers and at least one Alate. I was just wondering if they will be alright in the glass tube I put them in, cotton ball stuffed in one end and ...
by NKantsalberta
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Messor Barbarus "Fresh Queen" HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Messor Barbarus "Fresh Queen" HELP!

Hello! There is a 50/50 chance of these "queens" being fertile and mated. The only way of knowing now is to wait until their brood hatch. If unmated or infertile you will only have drones, or no successful brood at all. It is important when purchasing queens, that there is verified brood of that qu...
by NKantsalberta
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Messor Barbarus "Fresh Queen" HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Messor Barbarus "Fresh Queen" HELP!

Hello! There is a 50/50 chance of these "queens" being fertile and mated. The only way of knowing now is to wait until their brood hatch. If unmated or infertile you will only have drones, or no successful brood at all. It is important when purchasing queens, that there is verified brood of that que...
by NKantsalberta
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Worried about my queen
Replies: 15
Views: 6127

Re: Worried about my queen

I caught her on july 22, and she laid about six eggs within a couple of weeks of catching her. The only problem is, they're still eggs. They haven't grown, and she hasn't laid any more. I don't know what the problem is, does anyone have an idea? She's a black carpenter ant as far as I can see, if t...
by NKantsalberta
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Need campontous in edmonton
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Need campontous in edmonton

Just joined GAN I have 3 campos with nanitics. In Sherwood Park
by NKantsalberta
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: First year for diapause
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: First year for diapause

well the lasius parasite queen would do ok because i found dome outside under a log literally sitting on the Ice and still Alive. as for the workers and brood They will not fair as well. some ants have anti-freeze chemicals in the hemolyph, like your camponotus ants, but most do not since they usua...
by NKantsalberta
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: First year for diapause
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: First year for diapause

Woah. Are they still alive after -16? I wouldn't advise risking your hard work with such low temps. Is there a mini-fridge or somewhere more insulated you could put them like a cold closet or basement? Lol they havent dropped below 4 celsius yet as they are in my garage, just the outside temp. I'm ...
by NKantsalberta
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: First year for diapause
Replies: 4
Views: 724

First year for diapause

Hello! I am in Alberta, Canada. I am curious if my first year ant queens/ colonies can survive freezing over the winter hibernation? I currently have them in an insulated unit in my garage. They have been at 5-10 celcius since mid October. the outside temp has not been lower than -16 celcius. Should...