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by TEXASantlover
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2419

Re: Questions

How much food you should feed a small colony differs a lot between species of ants but over all I agree with the previous comment. It’s also important to make sure your ant colony gets a balanced diet of carbs (sugary foods) and protein (insects and meats.) I personally have fed my small ant colony ...
by TEXASantlover
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Fighting within colony| need help.
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Fighting within colony| need help.

I recently captured a small colony of ants (which I believe are some type of Myrmica species) from my garden. when I found them inside a hollow twig I decided to keep them. A couple days later and inside their temporary test tube set up (main test tube connected to portal and a honey water test tube...
by TEXASantlover
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hybrid nest mini question
Replies: 0
Views: 4837

Hybrid nest mini question

Will the new Hybrid nest mini work for ghost ants? I’m concerned that they might be able to escape due to their small size. If they could escape whats a better for containing them?
by TEXASantlover
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: What did I do wrong?

Just my advice but I haven’t founded a colony yet.
Isolate the queen away from the formicarium (or whatever they were in) incase it is a fungus or mite plague. I have had similar experience when in the founding stage where the eggs die. Usually a sign of fungus/mold or something environmental.
by TEXASantlover
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: When will she lay eggs.
Replies: 4
Views: 2661

Re: When will she lay eggs.

In Texas I have found that many ants get lethargic and won’t lay eggs when its too cold. I personally don’t have much experience with ants yet and have not successfully founder a colony but I do have three species of ants and I keep them all on a heating pad. At the moment they are just on a heating...
by TEXASantlover
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants need heat. Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Ants need heat. Help!

I have a Rover ant queen and Four workers in a test tube set up. There were eight but the numbers have declined and I think it’s because they don’t have enough heat with a current set up. What is the best heating cord? I would like to eventually move them into an AntsCanada mini formicarium but they...
by TEXASantlover
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hybrid Nest mini, small ants.
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Hybrid Nest mini, small ants.

They appear to be rover ants or something similar but I’m not sure how big rover ants are.
by TEXASantlover
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hybrid Nest mini, small ants.
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Hybrid Nest mini, small ants.

I have been looking at getting the new hybrid nest mini for my “sugar ants” but I’m concerned about them escaping. I’m not sure what species they are but they are very small. Much much smaller than fire ants, which I have a little experience with. Is there a way for the smallest of small ants to esc...
by TEXASantlover
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Invaders or lost ants
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: 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 ...
by TEXASantlover
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Invaders or lost ants
Replies: 3
Views: 353

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...