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by NKantsalberta
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: she just can't be camponotus
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: she just can't be camponotus

Looks to be camponotus. I'm not familiar with non-Canadian species, but most species' nanitics are rather small. Most tropical genera will develop faster as well.
by NKantsalberta
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Keeping Formica rufa
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Keeping Formica rufa

Does any one keep the above and what special requirments do they need. I know in the wild there nests are large and often a colony has more than one nest and many queens. I keep seeing them about local to me and they are a good looking ant :) Your best bet for raising a parasitic queen will be to g...
by NKantsalberta
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: Outworld or test tube portal
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Outworld or test tube portal

I am new to ant keeping and have a question, should I get an outworld, test tube portal, or both? does it depend on the species? does it depend on colony size? I would start with a test tube and portal set-up, but have an outworld ready. You can practice designing your outworld, without being in a ...
by NKantsalberta
Mon May 31, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Fluoride/ Soft water
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Fluoride/ Soft water

I never use water straight from the tap, as ours here is loaded with chemicals also. A simple Brita water filter seems to be fine however, and I also use bottled spring water.
by NKantsalberta
Fri May 14, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Alberta Ant Keepers Facebook Group
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Alberta Ant Keepers Facebook Group

Hey all! I have just created a Facebook group for hobbyists and enthusiasts in Alberta, Canada. Feel free to join, it is small but there is no other dedicated group for our area that I could find. Focused on species found in Alberta, and our experiences in the hobby. Hopefully we can create a local ...
by NKantsalberta
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mushroom Colony?
Replies: 15
Views: 3955

Re: Mushroom Colony?

I stumbled across a large puffball in the forest at Kortright Conservation center with ants crawling over the top. There appeared to be an opening n the top where they were coming and going https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lgsvxQGKOln8R0vRY1WlKy-FBUIQqGsu/view?resourcekey That does appear to be for...
by NKantsalberta
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Feeding my queen
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Feeding my queen

Alright so I just caught another camponotus sansabeanus queen and decided to do some experimenting with this one. When I offered her sugar water she loved it and spent forever drinking it and licking at some sandwich meat I gave her. Could this help her produce quicker or better?? I want to know if...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Order Still Processing
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Order Still Processing

Hello. On March 10th I ordered an AC Test Tube Pack and Test Tube Portal. The order is still processing and it's been 4 days. My order ID is #126723, why is it taking so long to ship? I got the Priority Shipping as well. I have non AntsCanada orders pending from the US to Canada since January. Have...
by NKantsalberta
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: best food for beginning lasius colony
Replies: 3
Views: 602

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: 467

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.