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by UnrealSparks
Tue May 21, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen not moving to new test tube
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Queen not moving to new test tube

I've connected up a fresh tube, covered it and lit up the old one but after 5 days they aren't moving. No worries, ants could be very stubborn at times. :lol: Some of my colonies even took more than a week to move. A bit of stress is surely been caused, but not to a lethal level. Have you tried to ...
by UnrealSparks
Tue May 21, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Help with queens
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Help with queens

Hey guys i just caught a camponotus queen recently and im just wondering if its ok to put her test tube in a slightly dusty drawer, like im not sure if the dust will affect the queen or anything. Its like only a little dusty so im wondering if the queen will be alright. Hello, don't worry, dust sho...
by UnrealSparks
Tue May 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen Messor Barbarus help
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: New Queen Messor Barbarus help

Oxygen doesn't seem to be an issue for ants. They can be kept in airtight containers for weeks at a time, according to the experiences of other antkeepers on the forum. Now do I know personally? No. . . :lol: Love the updates, btw. Keep them coming! They actually need a very little amount. That's w...
by UnrealSparks
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen Messor Barbarus help
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: New Queen Messor Barbarus help

Thanks for your replies, to clarify, connected test tubes wer placed about 1.5 feet under a regular night table light. New tube covered with foil and had a piece of tinfoil with some honey on it as well as a few small seeds. After a few hours, queen started pulling the cotton over herself and the e...
by UnrealSparks
Mon May 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen Messor Barbarus help
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: New Queen Messor Barbarus help

So I attached the test tube to a fresh one. I put some honey in the new one and covered it to make it dark while the current one is exposed to light. The queen is going "mad" and is pulling on the cotton of the current tube like crazy. Now what? Kind regards How did you attached the two? (Keep in m...
by UnrealSparks
Mon May 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Random male in 6 workers Camponotus Barbaricus colony
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Random male in 6 workers Camponotus Barbaricus colony

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:56 pm
(unless one of the workers somehow managed to lay a male egg and raise it in like a couple days).
Yeah, I guess that could also be a possibility. Even though I thought only colonies with gamergates could do that.
Anyway, today another normal worker has hatched and everything seems to be alright.
by UnrealSparks
Sun May 19, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Random male in 6 workers Camponotus Barbaricus colony
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Random male in 6 workers Camponotus Barbaricus colony

I have a small colony of Camponotus Barbaricus, with just 6 workers. The first five are all normal workers. But today, after checking their nest, I noticed a really weird ant with some tiny deformed wings on its back, a big and pointy abdomen and a big thorax (bigger than the head). Could this possi...
by UnrealSparks
Wed May 15, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen Messor Barbarus help
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: New Queen Messor Barbarus help

Thanks for your reply. If I leave them in the test tube how can I change or add water without moving them into the smaller module? Avoid adding water to the current test tube, it will just flood. The best thing is to prepare a new test tube and attach it to the old one. Then cover the new one makin...
by UnrealSparks
Tue May 14, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen Messor Barbarus help
Replies: 29
Views: 1173

Re: New Queen Messor Barbarus help

Personally I would go for the smaller one, since ants don't need much space at first. Then when the colony will grow some more you could add the bigger one as an expansion if you'd want. I transferred mine when there were about 30 workers back a year ago (they moved from a test tube to a sand formic...
by UnrealSparks
Tue May 14, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

Acutus3399 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:54 am

Only since 4/23 so I'm very new to this. :) You can see the colony in my post Here:

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=14160
Sorry for the late response.
I've never seen a Camponotus colony that big! Wow! It must be challenging for a beginner, but good luck! ;)