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by noah0517
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to get ants used to light?
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: How to get ants used to light?

Ive learned with my colonies that certain species react to light differently. For example, my Monomoriums scramble at the sudden exposure to light while my Solenopsis continue with daily activities as usual.
by noah0517
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: The Antlab's Journal, A hopeful ongoing saga

What are you feeding your Solenopsis invicta colony? I have just recently started my own and they don’t seem to eat the usual crickets and sugar water that the rest of my colonies have in the past.
by noah0517
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Monomorium minimum can't get them to eat
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Monomorium minimum can't get them to eat

I’ve learned that temperature has affected my ants eating patterns. Attempting to crank up the heat a few degrees may do the trick, or even possibly placing them outside or in a garage might also be beneficial. If they are too cold their body slows down, hence they aren’t exerting enough energy to e...
by noah0517
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Which barrier is best for TINY TINY ants
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Which barrier is best for TINY TINY ants

Just did my research for my newest Monomorium minimum colony and turns out you can get (preferably) PTFE Teflon pipe lube (as opposed to ETFE). It’s only $5 at Home Depot and probably not much different elsewhere. It’s only toxic and flammable and very high temperatures as well, so you should be fin...