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by TEXASantlover
Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants too cold| help?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

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 10:05 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants and hemp
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Ants and hemp

I’ve heard and seen a lot about ants helping in agriculture by pollinating and such. I often see fire ants going up and down specific plants that they like and getting nectar or collecting from aphids but recently, when hemp was made legal in Texas, I started wondering. Do ants have any association ...
by TEXASantlover
Sun May 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Problem with my Hybrid Nest
Replies: 5
Views: 721

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: 1
Views: 61

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: 2
Views: 57

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...
by TEXASantlover
Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen won't move
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: queen won't move

Willwithants, I’m still learning about ant hibernation (Brumation) but at the beginning of last December we were having abnormally warm and humid weather so a lot of plants animals and bugs were out as if it was not winter but the ants definitely seemed sluggish after it got colder.
by TEXASantlover
Thu May 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen won't move
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: queen won't move

Antscanadafan, its an average fire ant queen size (i know. not helpful) I'll include a pic when I get that figured out.
the ants I catch are often ones that I have saved from our pool, that they often fly into somehow.
by TEXASantlover
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen won't move
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: queen won't move

Five days after conecting the new tube to the old tube and the queen is finally scouting out the new tube. I hope she moves in soon.
thanks for the advice! :D
by TEXASantlover
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen won't move
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: queen won't move

wow. guess I won't worry about that then.
by TEXASantlover
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen won't move
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: queen won't move

last time I tried to get her to move I waited over 24 hours. i'm a little worried about leaving it taped together because she will eventually run out of oxygen and I'm not sure how long that takes. I tried feeding her before but good point I will try again and see what happens.