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by PaxxMantid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 137
Views: 29391

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Snowing here in Denver, and supposed to be cold for a couple of days, then high 70's by the end of the week. So, getting closer still.

I really want honeypots so if you happen to hear about a Myrmecocystus mexicanus flight, I can jump in the car and drive to the western slope :)
by PaxxMantid
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 137
Views: 29391

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

Hi all - Getting warmer so I thought I'd revive this thread. I am in downtown Denver, close to City Park. City Park is actually pretty big and there are some water features, so maybe I'll get lucky and find some queens there. But, I'm curious if there are any other people in Denver who might have so...
by PaxxMantid
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New ant keeper: questions about handling diapause
Replies: 2
Views: 683

New ant keeper: questions about handling diapause

Hi all - I am a new antkeeper getting ready to hibernate my colonies, which consist of: Lasius Niger with brood, in a test tube Lasius Niger, with brood and about 10 workers in a test tube Tetramoriam Caspicus, with brood and about 20 workers in a founding formicarium. Camponotus pennsylvanicus. wit...
by PaxxMantid
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: How, exactly, do you setup a heating cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Re: How, exactly, do you setup a heating cable?

I wouldn't recommend using heating cable for test tubes setups. Instead, use a heating mat. All you have to do is place the mat under the side that has water. But you shouldn't be worrying about this since your ants are preparing for hibernation (if not already). Yea I know it's getting too late fo...
by PaxxMantid
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: How, exactly, do you setup a heating cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

How, exactly, do you setup a heating cable?

Hi all - I'm a new antkeeper with 2 test tube colonies and 2 in mini-hearths. I I would like to offer some more heat to the ants, but because of the room I'm in I can't use a ceramic or other heat lamp. I do have a couple of heating cables that I use for other insects /reptiles. But, how, exactly do...