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by NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: best food for beginning lasius colony
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: best food for beginning lasius colony

LaSiUsNiGeR wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:07 pm
fruit didnt work(just so nobody says fruit) i know honey works but anything else?
sprinkle sugar onto a small dish with a couple drops of water to dissolve
by NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Do you know what species this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Do you know what species this is?

danielw wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:31 pm
I'm in Adelaide, Australia. I'm fairly certain we don't have fire ants here.
Try reaching out to Ants Australia on FB or insta. He will most likely know.
by NKantsalberta
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: still here
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: still here

[/quote]-40??????? how does one live in -40 all I get in the Netherlands is -7 max [/quote] One really doesn't live lol. Good furnaces and run the car every few hours. Thankfully this is not the average temp for all winter. Hard to imagine there are wild insects and animals out there surviving howev...
by NKantsalberta
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: HI Guys. Thanks for my approving
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: HI Guys. Thanks for my approving

wazzWhife wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:26 pm
HI Guys. Thanks for my approving / wazz user, new user hehe
Welcome! Do you have any colonies yet? What are your favourites?
by NKantsalberta
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: still here
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: still here

lol It is currently -40 celcius with windchill here. this forum and a few facebook groups are the only thing keeping me going while my ants have a nice long nap
by NKantsalberta
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylanicus - Y3 Growth Question
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Camponotus Pennsylanicus - Y3 Growth Question

Hey no problem! I am just heading into Y3 with my one campo colony, but they are only at about 60 workers, but I have a huge brood pile over-wintering. I generally get two good hatches per year. I feed a mix of honey and organic apple mainly. At one point I was using an organic sugar/maple syrup mix...
by NKantsalberta
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylanicus - Y3 Growth Question
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Camponotus Pennsylanicus - Y3 Growth Question

If you provide constant and plentiful protein and sugars i am sure they will double in size this year. The more full stomachs to feed the hungry queen and larvae the better.
by NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught December 2020 /January 1 2021 - Puerto Princesa City Palawan
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Caught December 2020 /January 1 2021 - Puerto Princesa City Palawan

That looks to me like a lasius species or similar genus

Look into Prenolepis imparis also.
by NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: sugar source( poll )
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: sugar source( poll )

Fruits are very good for big colonies but not for small colonies because they don't eat them fast enough so they start to mold. If you have a very dried nest actual sugar works and actual sugar dos not really mold. Small 1/4 in or less cuts of organic apple are great for my first nanitics. No mess ...
by NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Looking for queens in Alberta Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Looking for queens in Alberta Canada

Hey I am new here. But I am in Edmonton. I am looking into getting a colony as well and see there is a few places listed in the GAN but most of them have no colonies or very few listed. What were you looking for? I only have Formica podzollica (or similar) and Lasius (neo-niger / Americanus) availa...