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by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Looking for live ants seller in India
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Looking for live ants seller in India

Have you tried looking on the GAN project? People on these forums usually sell through that.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: not a queen
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: not a queen

Camponotus sp. not sure exactly which, though. I'll have to get back to you on that later.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: I think my queen is dying. help
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: I think my queen is dying. help

Hmm. Have you been checking on them once a week or more? And have you seen any of the ants eat? It seems like a combination of the ants not eating, stress, and exhaustion because of those two. I had a similar situation with a Formica pallidefulva colony I once had. They all died due to the three thi...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: I think my queen is dying. help
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: I think my queen is dying. help

Is there mold in the test tube, do the ants have any mites on them, and how often have you been checking on them? Those are the most probable causes for death.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Nuptial Flights in Captivity?
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Nuptial Flights in Captivity?

Nope. They will just hang out with the other ants, eat as normal, and maybe help with taking care of the eggs (at least, the females will).
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: [Barcelona, Spain] Queens id, polygonous?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: [Barcelona, Spain] Queens id, polygonous?

First off, very nice pictures! As for the ID, it is a Lasius species, but I will have to get back to you later on exactly which one.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Guatemala flower ant ID
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Guatemala flower ant ID

Here is a short tutorial on posting pictures on the forum: https://youtu.be/c1Mu4Rw3s8w
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How damp?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: How damp?

Preferably, you should have one end of the formicarium damp and one end relatively dry. This creates a humidity spectrum, where the ants choose what humidity level they like best. It isn't so much humidity level as it is variety.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Nuptial Flights in Captivity?
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Nuptial Flights in Captivity?

Yes, they will produce alates, but so long as they aren't subject to air from outside, the alates won't try to fly away. The reason for this is that ant colonies naturally coordinate nuptial flights via pheromones (which are in the air around colonies). If your ant colony doesn't have any other colo...