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by Whitelotus
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Solenopsis nuptial flights in California
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Solenopsis nuptial flights in California

Hello ant keepers of California. Nuptial flights for Solenopsis (Fire ants) has begun. I found a colony in my neighborhood with virgin queens gearing up for the mating season. If anyone of you are looking to try and keep the genus, good luck hunting. If some of you find this genus rather "invasive" ...
by Whitelotus
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Containing Tetramorium Immigrans?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Containing Tetramorium Immigrans?

I am not certain regarding that. The barrier I have placed is just around the top of the enclosure. I think Mikey (AntsCanada person) has done it for his Solenopsis colony but I do not know if it works the same for Tetramorium.
by Whitelotus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Containing Tetramorium Immigrans?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Containing Tetramorium Immigrans?

Climbing the corners of a standard aquarium will be easy for them to climb. The recommendation for acrylic is that Tetramorium cannot seem to grasp on as well to the surface of acrylic as they would with glass, at least from my observations. This is just an idea of you intend to cover the aquarium u...
by Whitelotus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: New to AC Forums
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: New to AC Forums

Welcome to the forums. Hopefully we will all be of aid to any questions or endeavors you post on this forum.
by Whitelotus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Make my ants feel more at home?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Make my ants feel more at home?

I have heard Tetramorium can be polygynous but it is rare. The workers may end up attacking one of the queens later depending on how they view them. If you end up with a polygynous colony, you are one lucky fellow. As far as advice goes, you can move them to a semi larger nest if they are at 80 work...
by Whitelotus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Containing Tetramorium Immigrans?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Containing Tetramorium Immigrans?

Tetramorium will be able to climb glass. As far as a barrier, either Vaseline or a mixture of baby powder and rubbing alcohol will work as a barrier. Be sure to apply a thick layer of the barrier as Tetramorium will look for any signs of weakness in the barrier and use that to venture outward. If yo...
by Whitelotus
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: I need help finding tetramorium...
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: I need help finding tetramorium...

That is lovely to hear.
by Whitelotus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: moving ants into ant tower formicarium
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: moving ants into ant tower formicarium

How big is the colony? They may not wish to move in to a larger space just yet.
by Whitelotus
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: I need feedback on my design and plans!
Replies: 107
Views: 1196

Re: I need feedback on my design and plans!

Your plan looks incredible. Far more complex that what I have my Camponotus ants in. I am not too familiar with aquariums so I cannot aid in that aspect. Just be sure the water does not make conditions to humid for them though.
by Whitelotus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: I need help finding tetramorium...
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: I need help finding tetramorium...

From my experience, Tetramorium queen can be easily caught in local parks. Most parks have Tetramorium or Lasius colonies from my area. The nuptial flight may have already passed as Tetramorium where I live have gone through their flights in the last half of May. There still may be a few flying arou...