Search found 16 matches

by Animalisterra
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I be using heating mats?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Should I be using heating mats?

Sounds good. Thanks for your help!
by Animalisterra
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I be using heating mats?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Should I be using heating mats?

According to myants.de Paratrechina Longicornis love it arround 24-26°C. As you wrote that they are already an established colony I asume you mean that they are already pretty big. So it is up to you if you want to use a heating mate for one area of your nest. What I can recommend, as it was recomm...
by Animalisterra
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I be using heating mats?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Should I be using heating mats?

I've been ant keeping for two years now, haven't used a heating mat once. After catching a few queens this weekend, im starting to wonder if I should've been using them all along. I live in Arizona so its not like the house is cold or anything (80-82 day, 78 night during the summer) but it still see...
by Animalisterra
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: They won’t eat fruit!
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: They won’t eat fruit!

So they will most likely start eating fruit and sugars once the colony grows?
by Animalisterra
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: They won’t eat fruit!
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

They won’t eat fruit!

My new colony of pheidole ants love protein but don’t touch fruit. Some ants will drink the honey but only certain ones who are still very cautious. Why are they doing this?
by Animalisterra
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole ants
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Pheidole ants

This is my first ant colony. This monsoon I collected a queen which I thought at that time was a tetramonium queen. Later I found out that it was actually a pheidole ant queen. Soon I created a ten gallon naturalistic setup and the ants moved in. My questions: is there anything special that these an...
by Animalisterra
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: some questions

It’s a brand new colony so probably 20 workers
by Animalisterra
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

some questions

Three questions: first, is a 10 gallon tank good for pavement ants? Second, how would I water plants in a naturalistic setup without flooding the colony, third, how do I prevent ants from climbing up silicon sides.
by Animalisterra
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: First time keeper
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: First time keeper

Thanks for the reply. I’m pretty sure I know what you mean. I will probably be setting up their nest this weekend. I asked a question I’m my original most about watering the plants in the tank without flooding the colony. How would I go about doing this? (I’m going for the naturalistic setup)
by Animalisterra
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: First time keeper
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: First time keeper

I put the test tube in a container and wrapped a black cloth around it to keep it dark. The ants started investigating around the tube and took in some fruit flies to the queen. I cane back and saw them carrying brood out of the nest and into a fold in the cloth. I later saw the queen follow. Will t...