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by fighter512
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: test tube setup/hydration
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: test tube setup/hydration

Well, been a while and as her eggs finally are developing and I'm sure she hadn't eaten any. She finally as a worker, and I can see there's another one or 2 ready to enclose. Also a few larvae in there too. 11/23 is when I noticed the first worker. Still winging on the care of this species. If anyon...
by fighter512
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: test tube setup/hydration
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: test tube setup/hydration

Well I haven't posted in here in a while, and I have some updates! While the other queen hasn't laid any eggs yet, the other queen has laid eggs. Roughly around 4-7? well I looked today and most have hatched into larva. I can't wait to see the first nanitic(s) appear! :D :D :D Hopefully by keeping t...
by fighter512
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: When do Dorymyrmex Bicolor fly?
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: When do Dorymyrmex Bicolor fly?

First off, sorry about the loss :/ secondlyI live in buckeye, az (desert) and had caught 3 from using my porch light. 1 shed her wings and laid eggs but died. I was so sad... :cry: the other 2 didn't shed their wings but one of them laid eggs. Caught them after rosa remnants on October 3rd 2018. The...
by fighter512
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: test tube setup/hydration
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: test tube setup/hydration

Maybe you guys can help again or Antsdakota has some insight for this newbie. :lol: I can't find any care sheets on dorymyrmex bicolor. Any help is appreciated. I got a heat cord from petco, should I use it for them or would it be too much? It's the 15w cord they sell.

Thanks!
by fighter512
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: test tube setup/hydration
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: test tube setup/hydration

Thanks for the input and ID. I wasn't too sure what they were. Now being desert ants, and inside a/c. I got thermometers and the outside area where I keep them is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and another thermometer within the space they reside, also under a towel. That one reads about 78-80 dependi...
by fighter512
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: test tube setup/hydration
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: test tube setup/hydration

Here are some pictures I forgot to post :) The first 3 are of the Queen with brood. http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh52/fighter512/20181024_093235.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh52/fighter512/20181024_093251_3.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh52/fighter512/20181024_093200.jpg T...
by fighter512
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: test tube setup/hydration
Replies: 8
Views: 746

test tube setup/hydration

So still fairly new to the antiverse. I had a few questions hopefully could be answered. I have what i believe is 2 Crematogaster sp. queens in a 2 test tube setups. 1) Is plastic or glass test tubes better for a setup? (despite being able to see in/scratched up) 2) how do I tell if the chamber is g...
by fighter512
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius niger in test tube
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Lasius niger in test tube

Hey y'al, I caught a Lasius Niger Queen when leaving my home. I noticed her on the steps and caught her quick. I put her into a test tube setup and after coming home from work (11 hrs later) she has shed her wings. Very excited! Well, I wanted to know when to feed her. Also ways to hibernate if she...
by fighter512
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius niger in test tube
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Lasius niger in test tube

Thank you for the input. I removed the wings today but forgot to snap some photos, I'll probably check on her again in about a week. Also she was in my last test tube that was available and it had a crack from the fill line to the bottom. So I set her on the table with a lid over her while prepping ...
by fighter512
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius niger in test tube
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Lasius niger in test tube

Hey y'al, I caught a Lasius Niger Queen when leaving my home. I noticed her on the steps and caught her quick. I put her into a test tube setup and after coming home from work (11 hrs later) she has shed her wings. Very excited! Well, I wanted to know when to feed her. Also ways to hibernate if she ...