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by Zacharous
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is Acrylic Harmful for Ants?
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Is Acrylic Harmful for Ants?

Hi guys, I was wondering after talking to somebody about ant keeping, they said that using an acrylic setup is damaging/harmful to some ant species. It surprised me because I noticed a lot of ant keepers use acrylic.

Any info would be great! Thank you :)
by Zacharous
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY

PwnerPie wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:52 pm
My ants cant stand raw honey. i lost quite a few ants due to it. Organic filtered honey or maple syrup is what i use. Do not use raw honey!
They can’t stand it? What exactly do you mean
by Zacharous
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY

I am glad you were able to save some of your workers! Make sure you keep us updated on the colony Hey there. Last night I noticed that another worker started to get weird, one of the three. So this is what I did. I removed all workers and let them pass away. I have the deceased ants to see if any f...
by Zacharous
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY

Ants can drink honey without water. What I'm saying is, maybe it's the chemicals in the water. Even in bottled water? Just curious too, what’s the point of diluting the honey? Oh, I didn't see the bottled water part. :oops: I think he was trying to make sure the ants don't drown in the honey and/or...
by Zacharous
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: My Small Starter Ant Colony is Dying and I Don't Know WHY

I wish you luck in saving the rest of your workers. I just recently lost all 15 of my workers in my first colony due to unknown reasons. I would make sure you can try and save the queen. Sorry to hear about your colony Isn't it strange? It's my first attempt at ant keeping and its kinda depressing ...
by Zacharous
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: PLEASE HELP

Should I remove the queen in hopes of this virus killing off the workers, and completely sanitize the test tube/formicarium? I really don't want this to get any worse, as it seem like some kind of virus or fungus screwing with their brain. Gee man I’m not sure. I’m trying to think what I would do i...
by Zacharous
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: PLEASE HELP

Should I remove the queen in hopes of this virus killing off the workers, and completely sanitize the test tube/formicarium? I really don't want this to get any worse, as it seem like some kind of virus or fungus screwing with their brain. Gee man I’m not sure. I’m trying to think what I would do i...
by Zacharous
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: PLEASE HELP

JoeHostile1 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Just any kind of weird looking fungus growing on the dead ant. Not like a green mold because that will happen to any dead insect if it sits in the test tube too long.
Please get back to me when you can, I'm not sure how much time they have left.
by Zacharous
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: PLEASE HELP

Just any kind of weird looking fungus growing on the dead ant. Not like a green mold because that will happen to any dead insect if it sits in the test tube too long. I use my 5x magnifying glass to inspect these guys. They just look like dead ants, nothing special, legs inward. The next one that i...
by Zacharous
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: PLEASE HELP

By something toxic in their envirement I meant something in the immediate vicinity of their setup. I highly doubt the air in your house is poisoning them. If there’s nothing toxic near them then I bet it’s the heating cable. Just because the Gan farmer uses one doesn’t mean you’re using it the same...