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by DeeJayX
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant barrier or Screen cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Ant barrier or Screen cover?

I do not see an issue with it. My only fear would be how close the ants are to it when it comes to feeding or cleaning. See the barrier is to stop them getting to the top, where your screen will just stop them getting out while covered. I suppose you need to find out how well they will climb the si...
by DeeJayX
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: can one encourage a wild ant colony to move into a formicarium

I have been wondering the same thing. It would be relay cool if you could. But I think if it where that easy people would be doing it more than caching queens.
by DeeJayX
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant barrier or Screen cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Ant barrier or Screen cover?

cheetawolf wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 pm
because then you cant see the ants
you steel have the sides. And the top would be removable.
by DeeJayX
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant barrier or Screen cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Ant barrier or Screen cover?

I have been doing some reading on the deferent ant barriers. The one thing the keeps going through my mind is "Why not a screen cover." Can ants chew throw them? Are the holes to big? I have been looking, you can get steel screens that are 50 microns and smaller. I'm sure a lot of ants could not get...
by DeeJayX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ants Escaping Vertical Omninest
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Ants Escaping Vertical Omninest

Any chance you can post some pictures of the Omni nest and where they getting out. I ask because I just orders one and would like to know what to look out for. It would probably help figure out the problem.
by DeeJayX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Backyard Exploration
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Backyard Exploration

Those are some nice pictures! I’m not sure about your questions though Thanks. I'm starting to think that both the black ants and the red black ants are Carpenters. With some of the closer pitchers they look a lot alike except for the color. But the behavior is a bet deterrent. If I had to put mone...
by DeeJayX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Backyard Exploration
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Backyard Exploration

just a few more pictures http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e127/DeeJayXL/18_zpsjnuxiisi.jpg http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e127/DeeJayXL/16_zpscuatnwqm.jpg http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e127/DeeJayXL/13_zpskzcjueip.jpg http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e127/DeeJayXL/12_zpsijnlncy0.jpg http://...
by DeeJayX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Backyard Exploration
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Backyard Exploration

Well I went out to the backyard again to see how the wild ants are doing. This time I through down some chickin that was going to get thrown out. The tiny orangish ants came out. The must close there nest off at night. The red black ants (witch I'm sure are a type of harvester ants) are digging in w...
by DeeJayX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Backyard Exploration
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Backyard Exploration

I was doing some research on what the red black ant is. It still might be a type of carpenter ant. It might also be a type of fire ant that is indigenous to southern U.S. (Solenopsis xyloni) I didn't even know there was a U.S. fire ant. Tomorrow morning I'm going to get my good camera and try taking...
by DeeJayX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Backyard Exploration
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Backyard Exploration

I went out after dark to check out the wild ants. The black ants where still consuming the honey. The red black ants had finished off there honey and appeared to be making new entries to there colony. I could not find the orangish ants. Where I thought they were the red black ants appeared to be dri...