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by PAants
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: Ant Tower Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Ant Tower Questions

I just got the new Ant Tower in the mail and I love the design. I'm really excited to see it in action, but I have two questions. One, I see it has a sort of notch or trench on the underside of the hydration tray. Is that for use of a heating cable? Two, how recommended is it to use the air circulat...
by PAants
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Doesn't Mikey recommend raw honey in one of his videos, because the ants are less likely to drown? He does, thats why i used it. But i will never touch the stuff again for my ants. Caused death in multiple colonies, and it was organic. I suppose it could vary quite a bit depending on the source of ...
by PAants
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Non-Bug Protein Sources?
Replies: 32
Views: 5417

Re: Non-Bug Protein Sources?

CampoKing wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:28 pm
I personally use the freeze-dried bugs for sale as reptile food (such as Fluker's® Freeze Dried Medley). I just rehydrate the bugs in water, and my Carpenter ants love them. Hope that helps.
How do you rehydrate them? Just dip them in some water, or something more involved?
by PAants
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating in the fridge
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Hibernating in the fridge

You could also use a small wine cooler. You can get one for not too much money from Amazon, and it might be more convenient.
by PAants
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Doesn't Mikey recommend raw honey in one of his videos, because the ants are less likely to drown?
by PAants
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: Heating Cord / Cable
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Heating Cord / Cable

I haven't tried a heating pad, but I did buy this heating cable from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Reptile-Cable-11-5-Feet/dp/B001LQUZAM?keywords=heating+cable&qid=1540756097&sr=8-23&ref=sr_1_23 It's a low power, 15 Watt cable made for reptile enclosures. I set it up with the AC test tube r...
by PAants
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can ants breathe when locked in a fridge or wine cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Can ants breathe when locked in a fridge or wine cooler?

It's just eight queens now, still in individual test tube setups. I'm given to understand Crematogaster won't produce any brood until after hibernation, because of how late in the year their nuptial flight is. I'm taking it from what you said this shouldn't be an issue for such a small number, then?
by PAants
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can ants breathe when locked in a fridge or wine cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Can ants breathe when locked in a fridge or wine cooler?

Just what the title says. I have a wine cooler I'm planning to use to hibernate my ants, but I'm worried about how well they'll breathe inside. Do I need to open the door periodically to let in air, or should they be all right?
by PAants
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Crematogaster Digging Medium?
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Crematogaster Digging Medium?

Is there a particular digging medium preferred by Crematogaster species? Also, where would I get it? I assume just digging some dirt out of the backyard isn't a good idea. Would soil from a gardening center have pesticides?
by PAants
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Western Pennsylvania Ant ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Western Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Good, that's quite a relief. Not knowing if they were or not, I was stressing about feeding.