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by Whitelotus
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Formica Diets
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Formica Diets

So I have a new Formica colony going about and as far as feeding goes, sugar is fine but protein has been odd. I provide feeder crickets to them but I would like to know if other protein sources are good for them as well, if any of you have any tips, that will be helpful.
by Whitelotus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants chicken wings or other human food
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Feeding ants chicken wings or other human food

Some ants in the wild are not picky with what is available such as Tetramorium. Others have preferences. Ants prefer hemolymph (bug blood) in general, so you won't find it in human foods. If you are going to provide human foods, be sure the food is not dry, they will not be interested as much. If yo...
by Whitelotus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Managing humidity etc newbie colony
Replies: 10
Views: 1498

Re: Managing humidity etc newbie colony

it would be best to look into what species your son is going to catch or will catch based on nuptial flight schedules as others have mentioned. A hybrid nest from the AntsCanada store will list a general humidity level that will be present in the nest once you have it set up. Some Ant genera will re...
by Whitelotus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed your newer Tetramorium colonies
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: How often do you feed your newer Tetramorium colonies

I have posted this on another post but Tetramorium will eat just about anything. Legumes, such as walnuts, pumpkin kernels, chicken, ham, crickets, roaches, honey, fruit you name it. Sugar and protein options are broad for this genus. Just ensure that the protein is wet/fresh. They will lose interes...
by Whitelotus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Additional identification needed
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Additional identification needed

So I believe I was wrong with what I thought was a Camponotus queen earlier this summer but from the manner in which this colony is growing, they are already at about 20+ workers after 2 months and after doing a bit more research, I think the colony is of the genus Formica . I have placed a photo to...
by Whitelotus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus moving brood out of nest
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Camponotus moving brood out of nest

So my Camonotus colony is nesting in a test tube but they will occasionally take some of the brood out side of the nest and place it else where. They are in a test tube connected to an AC test tube portal and another empty test tube. Is this something to be concerned with or is this normal during th...
by Whitelotus
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Acquiring springtails for formicariums
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Acquiring springtails for formicariums

Any one aware of any good shops that sell springtails or isopods in general?
If not, does any one now of any good techniques of capturing them in a wild?
by Whitelotus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Food suggestions for Tetramorium immigrans
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Food suggestions for Tetramorium immigrans

Well that is lovely.
by Whitelotus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Food suggestions for Tetramorium immigrans
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Food suggestions for Tetramorium immigrans

Most protein sources are good. I feed crickets to my colony and they enjoy it. Tetramorium are not to picky with food, but be sure you ensure no food is contaminated. Tetramorium will also prefer pumpkin seeds or walnuts. Tetramorium love seeds in general. One of my first Tetramorium queens went cra...
by Whitelotus
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Favorite foods for Camponotus?
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Favorite foods for Camponotus?

I am in the early stages of raising a Camponotus colony and I am curious if this genus has particular preferences for protein or other foods that they go crazy for. I have crickets available, but I just wish to ask those who have more experience with this genus than I if they have noticed particular...