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by UnrealSparks
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I end hibernation?
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Should I end hibernation?

If they all had the surgery water that would be a good sign for me that they are ready for a new year of colony growth. As for your fridges ants it would be best to slowly bring them up as the fridge would have been consistent with its lower temperature. Check on them after one day tho because the ...
by UnrealSparks
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Crematogaster queen
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Caught a Crematogaster queen

how long do you think it will take to get workers It really depends on many factors, one being temperature. If that is indeed Solenopsis Invicta I've found it should take about a month and a half at normal temperatures (about 75°F) or less than a month at higher temperatures such as 95°F. Normally ...
by UnrealSparks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I end hibernation?
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Should I end hibernation?

That definitely helps! Thanks! :) The fact is, beeing my first hibernation, and since all of them made it safely through winter, I just wanted to be extra careful. I tried feeding all of my garage colonies with sugar water and all of them consumed it, so I think it's time. From tomorrow on I'll have...
by UnrealSparks
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Crematogaster queen
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Caught a Crematogaster queen

AwesomeEjz wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:42 pm
just wow
that was fast
Wow! Yes, that was indeed fast... :lol:
by UnrealSparks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Crematogaster queen
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Caught a Crematogaster queen

I'm not an expert about North American ants, since I'm from Europe. But after a bit of digging I found some similarities with Solenopsis Invicta, the Red Imported Fire Ant. These are two pictures of them. https://photos.smugmug.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Solenopsis/i-Zzwv6MZ/1/6f44693d/L/...
by UnrealSparks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Crematogaster queen
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Caught a Crematogaster queen

here are some pics https://imgur.com/a/hKI4vCF I checked the pictures you posted, but I can't clearly see the back of her abdomen. Crematogaster sp. usually has a pointy and heart-shaped abdomen, so I'm not sure if this is actually a Crematogaster. Here's an example of the typical abdomen I'm talki...
by UnrealSparks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Crematogaster queen
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Caught a Crematogaster queen

I do know how to make a test tube setup Awesome! :) Then for now, as I said in the previous comment, just let her rest. Once you'll have a proper ID of her you'll be set. You'll be able to understand if she's claustral (doesn't need feeding during the founding stage, since she uses what's left of h...
by UnrealSparks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Crematogaster queen
Replies: 11
Views: 90

Re: Caught a Crematogaster queen

Glad to hear that! :) I read from your previous posts this is your first queen ever, right? If so, do you know how to prepare a proper test tube setup for her? And where are you keeping her at the moment? Also, a good identification of the ant would be really helpful for better understanding how to ...
by UnrealSparks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: where when and how do I catch queen ants
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: where when and how do I catch queen ants

Congrats!!
But be careful, those beauties sting! ;)
by UnrealSparks
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How to feed pheidole ants
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: How to feed pheidole ants

Thanks but, only honey? Can I give them dead bugs? from what i've heard, bugs or insects is good for them. bcs of the protein, i think Yes, proteins must be part of their diet, along with carbs, but if there are only a few workers they will require a very little amount of proteins (I think a fruit ...