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by TEXASantlover
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 2
Views: 54

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: 3
Views: 449

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: 67

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: 1
Views: 64

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: 129

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: 48

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: 795

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: 2
Views: 116

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: 129

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: 328

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.