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by TEXASantlover
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

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: 3
Views: 46

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: 182

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: 63

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: 63

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: 91

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: 91

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: 448

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: 133

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: 3222

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.