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by Zayltek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Chicago Camponotus GAN
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Chicago Camponotus GAN

Just posted three Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
Colonies to the GAN project, one a year old, two from this year's flight. Hopefully I can spread some ant love :D
by Zayltek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Yellow water!?
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Yellow water!?

I recently gave my two hibernating Camponotus Pennsylvanicus colonies (still in tubes) fresh tubes. One of the tubes is as it should be. White cotton, clear water. The other however has gone yellow and I have no idea why or what could have caused it. Help??
by Zayltek
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding dry dog food to ants
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Feeding dry dog food to ants

My camponotus enjoyed dry catfood until about 15 workers, then they lumped it with their trash.
by Zayltek
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Test tube cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Test tube cleaning

Cheap wood BBQ skewers from any big box store/dollar store. Stick the pointy end into the cotton, and twist the cotton out like a wine cork.
by Zayltek
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ants carrying mealworm to the eggs
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: ants carrying mealworm to the eggs

Plus protein sources are primarily for the larva (to grow big and stronk) and the queen (to fuel egg production)
by Zayltek
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Native Ants in Chicagoland
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Native Ants in Chicagoland

No problem. Here's a peek at my queens and their living quarters. The foil is taken off the tubes for visibility sake.
https://flic.kr/p/NkJGXJ
by Zayltek
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Native Ants in Chicagoland
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Native Ants in Chicagoland

I've currently got two Camponotus colonies at about 10-15 workers each. They are large, haven't been able to climb passed my babypowder barrier (both colonies are in a Tubs & Tubes set up for ease of feeding and maintenance). While I'm very much new to antkeeping(caught my queens in Aurora this spri...
by Zayltek
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Camponotus/Tapinoma Queen, I'm in big trouble.
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Re: Camponotus/Tapinoma Queen, I'm in big trouble.

Another option is to contact local schools and see if they would be interested in having an ant farm (the proper non-gel kind). If you can get to and from the schools in question without screwing up your normal day to day schedule, you can also volunteer to help care for the colony. If a school agre...
by Zayltek
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Our Camponotus Colony
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Our Camponotus Colony

Just checked it on my end, still worked for me. Is there another way of attaching it?
by Zayltek
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Our Camponotus Colony
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: Our Camponotus Colony

My wife's Galaxy S7. We were very surprised by the quality as well. It was really cool to see everything not only in person, but to also glance down to see so much detail.