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by Kalidas
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

https://i.imgur.com/cfFGtx8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/WXT1oJR.jpg So at first the orange really concerned me because I thought the fungus was dying. But then... Good news everyone(any of you ever watch Futurama?), The fungus is looking a lot healthier. Most of the orange is covered in white hairs and...
by Kalidas
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

Post number 6 I have bought reptile heating pads, and have them set up to a timer. I also got some temp/humidity guages to keep track of the temp and humidity levels better. https://i.imgur.com/MVkeWpM.jpg I started adding oatmeal to the food stuffs. Now it is hard to spot but in the center bottom o...
by Kalidas
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

Update number 5 is very sad. I wanted to try and warm up the set ups since the nights started getting cold. So I used a heating pad made for sore muscles on the lowest setting. Luckily no ants died but one of the Queens(who was placed directly on the pad) her fungus disappeared. I am still beating m...
by Kalidas
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

Here's part 4 https://i.imgur.com/VxrjS11.jpg New giant plastic test tubes added with lots of water to really increase the humidity. https://i.imgur.com/4jzktA8.jpg Remember that queen I was worried killed her fungus? Look what she managed to do! She fixed it. Ants sure are amazing. https://i.imgur....
by Kalidas
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

Part three we will meet the queens and how they were doing about two weeks ago. https://i.imgur.com/HhqTW1H.jpg This queen is one of the three I bought but was never given fungus. Not much to say here. https://i.imgur.com/KvUQl9c.jpg This is that very protective Queens and her fungus. As you can see...
by Kalidas
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

So here I will show you all the Queens and what started happening next. https://i.imgur.com/M4rNKmk.jpg This queen was very excited about her fungus and ran for it. As you can see in this picture she is standing guard over it. To this day she still does this every time I come around with my light an...
by Kalidas
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

So I started this project probably over a month ago so I will need to fill you all in on what's been going on. Instead of doing it as one massive dump I will make different posts like a normal journal would and just go on from there. So a few months ago I went on my first ant hunting trip. Took a dr...
by Kalidas
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.

Oh I thought they cut them off when they were done mating. But you may be right some Queens don't, hell some maybe even forget lol

Either way 3 months no egg... THAT is unusual
by Kalidas
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Carpenter ant queen in test tube.

She might not. If she still has wings she probably never mated. And if after 3 months hasn't layed a single egg, doesn't sound like a good sign sorry bud
by Kalidas
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Any keepers living in the Orange County area?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Any keepers living in the Orange County area?

Oh neat, a bit far from me but still cool.