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by harvesterant
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it true that ants can't see red light?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Is it true that ants can't see red light?

Wow, that is interesting, I did not know that!
by harvesterant
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: i'm struggling to find any queens
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: i'm struggling to find any queens

Sorry, I am bad at identifying queens, I hope somebody else can help.
by harvesterant
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: At home in the test tube
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: At home in the test tube

By the way, I have used a slightly unusual approach to make sure the ants left the test tube. When they least expected it, I tipped them all out and they did not have time to grab onto anything. Then I carefully retrieved their young from the test tube, put them into the formicarium and completely r...
by harvesterant
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Looking for some tips and advice
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Looking for some tips and advice

Have the 3 queens interacted peacefully? That sounds great. Here are some tips: Remember to identify the queens, and feed any semi claustral ones. Keep all your queens in the dark except for checking them every so often (once a week). Start feeding fully claustral queens as soon as the first adult w...
by harvesterant
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: i'm struggling to find any queens
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: i'm struggling to find any queens

Congratulations on catching your first queen!

Some lay eggs within days of their capture, others take weeks. You need to identify the queen to see if it is fully or semi claustral. If it is semi-claustral, remember to feed it.

It is important to keep it in the dark, or it may not lay eggs.
by harvesterant
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: i'm struggling to find any queens
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: i'm struggling to find any queens

Hopefully, but you will struggle to find queens unless it is the time of the nuptial flights
by harvesterant
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it true that ants can't see red light?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Is it true that ants can't see red light?

Covering nests with red is a common strategy employed by ant keepers to see the ants while not stressing them. I have heard of this
fact being used to peoples' advantages.
by harvesterant
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pleasant Surprise
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Pleasant Surprise

Personally, I'd recommend keeping queen ants in a test tube setup, until the first workers emerge, so that the queen can settle in better. Either way, that is a very pleasant surprise!
It is good that your queen is doing well.
by harvesterant
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New ant keeper help please
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: New ant keeper help please

They have sealed the entrance of my test tube up as well, does this mean I should hibernate them?
by harvesterant
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: At home in the test tube
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: At home in the test tube

The test tube is currently situated directly in the middle of the outworld, which is in the same place as the acrylic sandwich. I don't think that it is possible to keep the new home dark while their old home is exposed to light.