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by Zayltek
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Yellow water!?
Replies: 2
Views: 177

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: 421

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: 417

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: 492

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: 389

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: 389

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: 904

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: 443

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: 443

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.
by Zayltek
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Our Camponotus Colony
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Our Camponotus Colony

As promised, the video.
Skip to 8:30 to skip the queen chewing apart the casing to where the workers head I'd fully visible.
Skip to 9:30 to start off where the queen unceremoniously dumps the worker head first out of her casing.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/RAobla7OT4A[/youtube]