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by Stragix
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Sugar water recipe
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: Sugar water recipe

While we are on the subject, has anyone found a good BCAA substitute in the USA for the Honeydew surrogate recipe? I haven't been able to find liquid anywhere but I'm thinking of trying a GNC version that is plain powder in caplets. No colors or flavors or filler.
by Stragix
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Noob needs help with camponotus pennsylvanicus
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Noob needs help with camponotus pennsylvanicus

And after posting I come home to find this:


https://imgur.com/RUCCdF5

https://imgur.com/1aUAccj
by Stragix
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Noob needs help with camponotus pennsylvanicus
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Noob needs help with camponotus pennsylvanicus

So I'm new to ant keeping. I have a Formica subsericea queen with 1 worker and some larva that I purchased. I have 2 colonies of what I'm pretty sure is Montimorium Minimum that I dug out of the ground that are doing OK. While splitting firewood a few weeks ago I happened upon what I believe is camp...
by Stragix
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Thanks everyone. They are thriving, I'm working on a DIY formicarium now. Also captured a black carpenter ant queen with 5 larva while chopping firewood. She was none too happy to be disturbed but has settled in to her test tube nicely. This is my first year keeping ants, I've been reading and doing...
by Stragix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

https://imgur.com/a/Y5W4DGf

https://i.imgur.com/OZlgNoN.jpg

These should be somewhat better.
by Stragix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Thanks. I'll have better pictures tomorrow.
by Stragix
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

Try this one. https://imgur.com/a/JDcZVZD
by Stragix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: NC ants
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: NC ants

There is a massive nest of camponotus castaneus in my front yard. I check every night but no nuptials yet. I really want to keep this species.
by Stragix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

I think I found it. Monomorium minimum, perhaps?
by Stragix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Another Queen ant ID post (with picture)

She is doing well in captivity and is eating. Hard to tell with my weak eyes but I believe she has brood. Macro lens for my phone should be here tomorrow so I'm hoping to get better pics.