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by JoeHostile1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: No water in test tube and queen won't move.
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: No water in test tube and queen won't move.

You should never try to move a queen that has eggs and no workers. The queens almost never move their eggs into a new home. If they flee their nest due to heat or light they leave the eggs behind. It’s the workers who move eggs and larvae. Even if a queen grabs a mouthful of eggs she will almost cer...
by JoeHostile1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What ants should I put in my paludarium terrarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: What ants should I put in my paludarium terrarium?

Yes I think there is lots of room in there.
by JoeHostile1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ytong nest with magnet-attached screen
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Ytong nest with magnet-attached screen

Tar Heel ants uses glass attached with magnets. There is no issue so I don’t see why plexiglass would be different.
by JoeHostile1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: No eggs for months.
Replies: 16
Views: 2606

Re: No eggs for months.

Well the last 5 out of 7 months were winter. Ants hibernate in the winter. Also if she hasn’t eaten for 7 months than feed her, especially if you didn’t allow her to go into diapause during her hibernation. That’s pretty obvious I think.
by JoeHostile1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Worker acting strange carrying dead for days!
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Worker acting strange carrying dead for days!

You’d think right? But I do it with my tetramorium and Lasius colonies and they just stay in their nest. Although I did have a camponotus colony move out of one of my formicams and into an empty formicarium on the other side of my desk that I was saving for a different species. I keep a lid on those...
by JoeHostile1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What ants should I put in my paludarium terrarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: What ants should I put in my paludarium terrarium?

You should make an Id request. I’m not sure.
by JoeHostile1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Worker acting strange carrying dead for days!
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Worker acting strange carrying dead for days!

The thing is in the wild they may walk 3,5,10,15 meters away to dump their dead. You can try extending the outworld. Usually they just start a dead pile not really where they want, but they have to put them somewhere. My colonies that don’t have lids the ants actually walk to the edge of the outworl...
by JoeHostile1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Failing Colony
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Failing Colony

Just do what your doing but give her an insect from time to time now that she has no workers to forage for her. She will probably lay eggs soon.
by JoeHostile1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Predator in the tank
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Predator in the tank

Most earwigs eat plants.
by JoeHostile1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What ants should I put in my paludarium terrarium?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: What ants should I put in my paludarium terrarium?

Cool set up. That is a queen you have.