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by Boomdale
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: They won’t eat fruit!
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: They won’t eat fruit!

It is essentially a common new colony misconception. When we see ants in the wild or on tv, there are many ants and they devour whatever they are eating right. In the case of a new colony, you’re only looking at a dozen or less ants. Consider how small an individual ant is. Now, consider how small t...
by Boomdale
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Queen ant identification

Was also thinking Tetramorium Sp.
by Boomdale
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this please?
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: What species is this please?

I suck at this but I’m thinking Lasius.
by Boomdale
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant ID help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Ant ID help needed

Definitely Camponotus Sp and they are queens
by Boomdale
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants other ants
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Feeding ants other ants

They eat each other in the wild.
by Boomdale
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ? | France | October
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Queen ? | France | October

Absolutely keep her at normal temperature before hibernation.
Most places that have a summer and winter start hibernation November sometime.
So the temperature of your refrigerator isn’t so low that have you to worry so. It’s above freezing so it won’t kill the ants, normally.
by Boomdale
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant indentification - Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Queen ant indentification - Help!

Can you get other pictures? It’s hard to See any details at all
by Boomdale
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ? | France | October
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Queen ? | France | October

1. She is a queen 2. The dark is best for queens in the founding stage. Most people agree 27 Celsius or 80 degrees Fahrenheit is best for brood growth. 3. As far as hibernation goes, I’ve also read that if the ground freezes in your area, your species needs to hibernate. The best way to do this is j...
by Boomdale
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: SW Ohio: Worker Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: SW Ohio: Worker Identification

I don’t know what they are but by the photos they look large which goes along with your Camponotus suggestion. Either way they are amazing to look at.
by Boomdale
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Workers dying, dead in nest.
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Workers dying, dead in nest.

I was also going to say water. I believe that is what happened to my colony, they were not moist enough and essentially dried up and died, poor ladies.