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by UnrealSparks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Ant Keeper Needs Help
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: New Ant Keeper Needs Help

How often should I feed them? Also, should I offer them water in addition to the protein syrup/sugar water? Water must be always available to them. What I usually do is to place a test tube filled with fresh water in their outworld so they can drink from it anytime they want. As for feeding, consid...
by UnrealSparks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Ant Keeper Needs Help
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: New Ant Keeper Needs Help

We have warmer winters here so I don’t think that’s it. I’ve tried protein syrup with and without water and I don’t think they have eaten it. Would there be any way to tell if they are eating? If you want you could try to mix a tiny drop of syrup with concentrated sugar water (with concentrated I m...
by UnrealSparks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tarantula Web Barrier
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Tarantula Web Barrier

Ok. will it also work, if Im watering the terrarium permanently, using a spraying bottle, because there is moss and living plants inside that I have to water at times PTFE is hydrophobic: neither water nor water-containing substances will make it wet (try to avoid spraying directly on it though... ...
by UnrealSparks
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Advice on found colony.
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Advice on found colony.

Ok thanks. Until then should I just leave them in the storage been inside the section of log? And should I provide water and auger and protein sources? Because I live in Mississippi where it doesn’t get too cold, but even in winter there are some warm days. Yeah, I'd leave them where they are for n...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tarantula Web Barrier
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Tarantula Web Barrier

OK thanks . sounds good.Can I buy this fluid on the internet ?! and are you sure he wasn't ? I wouldn't say that.. Yes you can, I bought mine from Anthouse.es but you will definitely also find it somewhere else. It's a bit expensive if you'll go for a larger amount, but you don't have to. I persona...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Ant Keeper Needs Help
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: New Ant Keeper Needs Help

Hello there, There could be different reasons: 1. If you live in a temperate region they should now be in hibernation and they have a sort of "internal clock" that tells them when to slow down their metabolism to prepare for winter. 2. It could also be that since they're only a two months old colony...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Messor Barbarus Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Messor Barbarus Queen

Hi! Do you live in a temperate region? Because if so she should be in hibernation right now, meaning she will not have any worker until spring. When winter comes, late nuptial flights can have two different outcomes: 1. The queen after mating lays her eggs and waits until February/March (when temper...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Advice on found colony.
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Advice on found colony.

I was doing yard work and cutting down trees and happened upon a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus colony inside a section of hallowed out tree that almost went into the fire. I was wanting to try and keep it because I actually found the queen and about 50-80 workers. I’m not sure what the best approach wo...
by UnrealSparks
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tarantula Web Barrier
Replies: 14
Views: 332

Re: Tarantula Web Barrier

:lol: If you can laugh you can also formulate your opinion or an informative answer or maybe you should not comment on my question at all, how about that ? and why do you laugh at all, because after all this is not my idea, I saw this in a professional youtube video and it worked really good, so wh...
by UnrealSparks
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Italian mild weather x messors
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Italian mild weather x messors

Air temperature inside where messors currently are is 16*, outside is 12*.12* I read is too cold. What is too cold for them? I will measure temp in garage. As long as you see your ants foraging or just reacting for example to vibrations is not too cold. I'm currently keeping my Messor Barbarus betw...