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by AntsOfOntario
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 24
Views: 1127

Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

AntsDakota wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:30 am
Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm
So I tried it with another tetramorium queen and overnight I saw the new one on the ground dead. It didn’t work!
Yeah, Tetramorium queens will fight. My queens were Pheidole.
I did not know Canada had Pheidole. That would be funny :lol:
by AntsOfOntario
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

First off, I would like to congratulate you on the fantastic progress/success you have had with this particular Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony. I am very jealous. They have always been my favorite. I have a colony as well but did not heat them. As a result they have underperformed. I wont hijack ...
by AntsOfOntario
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

So when do majors usually start to arrive? Honestly, I am thinking there is no set date. It seriously just depends on how successful your queen wants to be. I noticed with this colony they weren't afraid of protein like most young Camponotus colonies are when they just start out, (1 - 5 workers). I...
by AntsOfOntario
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

Looks awesome. I'm a first time ant keeper that has three yet unidentified test tube colonies. I notice you are located in Ontario, what is your preferred source for different supplies (food, housing, etc). Hello, In terms of food I regularly frequent my backyard as a primary food source. It's quit...
by AntsOfOntario
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

First off, I would like to congratulate you on the fantastic progress/success you have had with this particular Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony. I am very jealous. They have always been my favorite. I have a colony as well but did not heat them. As a result they have underperformed. I wont hijack ...
by AntsOfOntario
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

As someone requested, here are some photos of the colony.
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(one of the smaller majors trying to photo bomb)
by AntsOfOntario
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: a pro con post of wild vs store bought food.
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: a pro con post of wild vs store bought food.

In my opinion, wild insects initially are nothing but a gamble. I did not know if my yard had been sprayed, or anywhere around me. I just took a chance on a colony that wasn't doing all that well anyway. They seemed to be fine going onto months later. This is when I started feeding all of my colonie...
by AntsOfOntario
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

Oh and I forgot! This colony has lost it's first worker (to my sight there could be more) to unknown reasons.
by AntsOfOntario
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

Wow my queen is taking a break from laying right now but there seems to be development on my brood so I'm hoping I can get the last few larva done before the weather here drops. There's been alot of funky weather patterns in ontario this year I don't doubt another 20+ day coming still so hopefully ...
by AntsOfOntario
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario
Replies: 41
Views: 1726

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal | By AntsOntario

This colony is at 34 workers with about 8 more pupa left to enclose. The rest of their larva has stopped development as the temperatures have dropped to a low of 14 degrees. I never knew I'd be putting my ants into hibernation so soon but it seems to be the case. Last year September temperatures we...