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by JackieB
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 136
Views: 28406

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

There is supposed to be a ton of thunderstorms this week. Of course, it is Colorado so you never know lol. But I'm hoping we get those afternoon storms. I know after rain storms is best to go looking, but when it rains well into the night (10PM or later), will most species wait to fly until dawn? Do...
by JackieB
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Special Pricing
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Special Pricing

If you post prices as a GAN farmer, are you able to put additional comments on the post? I'm interested in offering lower prices for educators. I live in Colorado and we have a terrible law caller TABOR. It makes it almost impossible to raise state funding for schools. But I also know many dedicated...
by JackieB
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Do queens in their founding stage need oxygen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: Do queens in their founding stage need oxygen?

Long story short, yes. But because I love biology I excluded way too much info below. You can skip it but it may be cool. They are using oxygen for sure, however (and I say all of this as a seasoned biologist but novice antkeeper) there are a few things to consider: 1) All eukaryotes use oxygen. In ...
by JackieB
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 136
Views: 28406

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

I was literally was trying to explain to some friends how to I've been finding queen ants last and night before a fireworks show, and immediately there was a tetramorium queen just cruising along. lol. They were super fascinated by her which was cool. Most of my friends and have been pretty excited ...
by JackieB
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 136
Views: 28406

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Has anyone ever been able to find honeypot ants? I know we have them here but I dont know when (weather conditions) and where (terrain) to look.

Any tips?
by JackieB
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rolling tube
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Rolling tube

Thanks. I was thinking about how to make a test tube holder. That's a good idea, I was thinking clay stands but card board seems less...sticky. lol.
:D
by JackieB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rolling tube
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Rolling tube

This may seem paranoid but I checked on my very first queen pavement ants today they had eggs! I was super happy to see that but one of their test tube rolled about 90 degrees in the box it is in. I stopped it but now I'm terrified I scared my little girl! She went like abandon her eggs or....living...
by JackieB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 136
Views: 28406

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

And North Aurora and South Denver. Weird they appear to be flying through out the state. I wonder if there is a pharamone cascade or just really good conditions. I just got 7 queens literally right in front of my door. Also a lot of dead males are scattered around.
by JackieB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tetramorium omni nest question
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Tetramorium omni nest question

I realize this is an old post but if you happen upon it, if you boil the sand it should work. Also, the dishwasher is sorta an almost-autoclave. It's because if the heat. Dont put detergent in! Autoclaves are the machines used to sterilize medical supply. If you sterilize something, understand that ...
by JackieB
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 136
Views: 28406

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

I go to school in Aurora near the Sandcreek reservoir. Sandcreek's path leads to a nice area by Stapleton that my friend found while running and recommended I check out for ants. I saw several colonies f by Sandcreek. So I am going to head over there and look tomorrow. I actually found my first two ...