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by TEXASantlover
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ants need heat. Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 69

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: 55

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: 55

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: 84

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: 84

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: 357

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: 127

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: 3086

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: 259

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: 357

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 ...