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by MorbidBugg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant identification info graphic for some North American species
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Ant identification info graphic for some North American species

This is awesome.. and pretty much how I go about it. Fantastic reference.
by MorbidBugg
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

Simple dish soap is preferred simply fill sink with hot water and soap mix. Rub the outside with any sort of cloth or sponge. The inside is the trick part. Depending on length simply 'capping' one end and 'swishing' the soap water in it for about 2 to 5 minutes is the no tool way if you have pipe cl...
by MorbidBugg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Warm up my queen with heating cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Warm up my queen with heating cable?

I'd suggest trying to make a rack to set the tube on top of and have a gap underneath to put the cable that way if you need to adjust then add or subtract distance rather than putting a potential risk of fire such as flammable materials . Personally. I don't have much experience with heating cables....
by MorbidBugg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Ant queen identification

Yeah still looks like pheidole sp to me but I'm now a little more on the fence haha... And to find the link for imgur. Click on the photo so it enlarges there should be a new drop down menu that says get share links and it will be one of the copy and past able links that show up... it's a little tri...
by MorbidBugg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Warm up my queen with heating cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Warm up my queen with heating cable?

Okay. A couple of thoughts on the subject. Camponotus prefer drier nests. This is important when deciding where to put any heat. Too close to the water it will start to raise the humidity of a nest as the water heats up and evaporates through the nest. They may become unhappy with the level of humid...
by MorbidBugg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

Okay first was it washed before you used it. Alot of the times factories aren't up to code when it comes to plastics and health issues. If there is a strong smell I would give it a couple of wash with some very hot water and soap rinse and repeat 3 times rinsing 3 times after all soap washing is don...
by MorbidBugg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant queen identification
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Ant queen identification

okay lets look together, because im not quite sure. two petioles, looks like the antenna are wide set at base, Myrmicinae likely. need dorsal (or side view) to see how the post petiole connects to gaster, but id guess not crematogastini tribe. defintely not sturmigenys, Solenopsis, xenomyrmex, and ...
by MorbidBugg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible budding??
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Possible budding??

This may be the case. Another theory similar is this is a foreign queen thats mated and found this nest and they had accepted her into their colony. If however seeing the photo it does appear she has mated. If you do take workers with her if she is part of their colony already there's no worries to ...
by MorbidBugg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: has the team been throwing around an actual store?
Replies: 2
Views: 652

has the team been throwing around an actual store?

Just curious if the idea of starting an actual ant store/insect care business with actual stores around the world and/or atleast canada ( ;)) and if not. Could this be brought up? It's becoming apparent that insect love is growing quite steadily and I think it could eventually become a viable busine...
by MorbidBugg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible budding??
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Possible budding??

Unfortunately if you collect the queens before they fly off to mate it will be an adventure of failure. These queens are unmated meaning they will never lay eggs. If you see males and queens budding be sure to check back ever 6 to twelve hours for the next two days and I'm sure you'll see them flyin...