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by OttoIsTheOrange
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Hybrid nest worker amount
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Hybrid nest worker amount

Thanks! They are currently in the test tube setup with a portal slowly growing their colony. They should reach this point before hibernation time so I will purchase the hybrid nest this summer!
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Our first Queen - ID Help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Our first Queen - ID Help please!

Now I am a fairly new ant keeper, but I’d identify that as a camponotus (possibly pennsylvanicus) or formica (possibly fusca)
However I would seek advice from some more experienced ant keepers first! Congrats on starting up an amazing hobby with you son that can teach him many great lessons! :D
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Hybrid nest worker amount
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Hybrid nest worker amount

How many workers should a colony have before being added to the hybrid nest 2.0 or any hybrid nest because I am interested in it for my Tetramorium colony and I want to know how’s my workers they should be at before I buy it. All advise would be helpful thanks!
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Pheidole in NY?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Pheidole in NY?

I have always wanted to keep pheidole ants and I know that they fly between June and July so I figured now is the time to look but just how common are they in New York or other Northeastern U.S. states?
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

Thank you!
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Important questions about sugar sources!
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Important questions about sugar sources!

I have currently been feeding my founding Tetramorium colony small pieces of organic strawberries as a sugar source. I have been curious about switching to organic honey but I don’t know what kind of honey, such as raw or preceded organic honey my ants would need. I’ve also wanted to try a test tube...
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

So what type of organic honey are you suggesting? I have been using organic strawberries and my ants go crazy for them, or would you recommend a switch to honey or sugar water every once and a while? I was also wondering if I connect my ants to a test tube of sugar water, would they also be able to ...
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Alaskan Ant ID Request
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Alaskan Ant ID Request

I’d say the only difference would be hibernation time
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium in Northern states?
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Re: Tetramorium in Northern states?

I too live near Syracuse and haven’t seen any queens whatsoever this season! All the methods that I used to catch 10s of queens last year are working this year!!! Any tips on how you or your friend found theirs this year?
by OttoIsTheOrange
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: No nuptial flights yet this year!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 123

No nuptial flights yet this year!!!

I like in New York and I haven’t spotted a single de-alate on the ground. It’s been very quiet this season and I was wondering if anyone is having the same issue!? :?: :!: :o