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by TEXASantlover
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Invaders or lost ants
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Invaders or lost ants

Lately I have kept a test tube with my ants in it outside due to our air conditioning and lack of ability to keep them warm. I plan to move them back inside soon but so far I have run into a few confusions because they’re outside. I recently picked up the tube to check on them but when I picked it u...
by TEXASantlover
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Carpenter ant size??
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Carpenter ant size??

Sadly the queen mysteriously died a couple days after my post. I don’t think I got any pictures of it. Luckily I have seen more at a park about a mile from there and I’m planning to go back soon to see if I can find anymore so I get get pictures and ID.
by TEXASantlover
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Queen ant identification

What is the length of the queen? Centimeters or Millimeters work best.
by TEXASantlover
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Finding queen ants
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Finding queen ants

I don’t know about your specific area but this time of year often has ants flying. In Texas we have fire ant nuptial flights now and other unknown ants that I haven’t identified yet.
by TEXASantlover
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Queen, Eggs and Food
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Queen, Eggs and Food

I’ve been in similar situations before. I have not gotten to a stage with a formicarium but by now I know a lot about test tube set ups :lol: 1st, make sure the queen is warm enough. If she is in a cold room with air conditioning she may not lay eggs. 2nd, it can take anywhere from a few days to a w...
by TEXASantlover
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Carpenter ant size??
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Carpenter ant size??

Today I was biking in a local park and saw a queen ant on the ground. Normal I see fire ant queens but this one was bigger with bigger wings. I caught it to ID it but I’m still new to identifying ants. It has a red head and black thorax similar to a fire ants but its head is bigger and more squared ...
by TEXASantlover
Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants too cold| help?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Ants too cold| help?

How do I set it up? Also they’re in plastic test tubes but I don’t think that will be effected at the heat it will be at.
by TEXASantlover
Sun May 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Problem with my Hybrid Nest
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: Problem with my Hybrid Nest

Just wondering. Did this ever get figured out?
by TEXASantlover
Sat May 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Baby powder and rubbing alcohol?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Baby powder and rubbing alcohol?

I tried using this mixture once (for a millipede) and had the same experience. I suspect it has to do with the ingredients in the different brands of baby powder. I’m hoping more people will respond with more helpful answers.
by TEXASantlover
Sat May 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants too cold| help?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Ants too cold| help?

I have been keeping A fire ant queen since December. Over the winter we had the heat on and my room stayed warm enough to keep the ants in. Recently I was having trouble because they seemed sluggish so I moved their test-tubes (in a box) outside into the warm humid Texas weather and suddenly they se...