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by Nocommentstd
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Trap jaw ants have mites
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Trap jaw ants have mites

My trap jaw ants have mites *Odontomachus monticola*. I tried alcohol, grapefruit seed extract, lemon therapy but theese cures are don't help. I can't buy predatory mites... what can i do??... :cry:
by Nocommentstd
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Temnothorax sp. finding
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Temnothorax sp. finding

Where can i find temnothorax? What i know:
-They make a small colonies in nuts and sticks.
-They have sattelit nest where they storage the eggs.
Where can i start the find? In a mountain or a simple forest? Can i find sticks and nuts? Did you guys know anything else?
Sorry my bad english!
by Nocommentstd
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Polyrhachis dives queen lifespan
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Polyrhachis dives queen lifespan

ClashOwenBash wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Nocommentstd wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 am
Ok so i got the answers. The queen lifespan is 3-5 year.
Wow that's quite short. Are they polygynous or something?
Yeah they have more queen at 1 colony.
by Nocommentstd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Polyrhachis dives queen lifespan
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Polyrhachis dives queen lifespan

Ok so i got the answers. The queen lifespan is 3-5 year.
by Nocommentstd
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Humidity Level
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Humidity Level

Okay guys, i get a Polyrhachis Dives colony and they requied 60% humidity. I keep them in a container and a nesting test tube and a drinking test tube. The top of the container has a hole for the ventilation. I put a mesh for make a barrier. The humidity level in the container is 30%. But my questio...
by Nocommentstd
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Polyrhachis dives queen lifespan
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Polyrhachis dives queen lifespan

Sorry guys i know this is not an ant keeping question but this is maybe the best section of the forum where i can ask this question. I buy a Polyrhachis dives young colony (with 8-15 worker) and i want to know how much the lifespan of the queen!
Sorry for my bad english language! :(
by Nocommentstd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein for ants
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Protein for ants

ClashOwenBash wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:38 am
Ants sometimes accept protien sources such as cooked chicken or wet dog food.
And this way isn't harmful for ants?
by Nocommentstd
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein for ants
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Protein for ants

The winter and the hibernation time are coming and i wan't to add some protein for the last time. The pet store is far away from me and i can't buy insects. I search for insects in my garden, but i don't found anything. Are you guys know any alternative ways to feed my ants with protein?
by Nocommentstd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: The food and the test tube
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: The food and the test tube

Boomdale wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:43 am
Does your wife or mother not have some? Sorry I don’t know your age lol. My wife has like 12 pairs of tweezers laying around I just have to snatch one up when I need to use it
I have one but the forceps is so big... i can't grab the cricket.
by Nocommentstd
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: The food and the test tube
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: The food and the test tube

The best way I can think to do it would be to put the test tube in a larger tub / container with a barrier on the top to keep them inside. This allows you to unplug the cotton and the ants can run around without fear of losing them. Carefully lift the cricket above the ants inside the tube and remo...