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by akuminari
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Akumi's C. pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Akumi's C. pennsylvanicus journal

Hey all! Today I'm starting an Ant Journal with a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen. I just caught her 2 days ago, in the afternoon as she was wandering along the side of my house. She was very stubborn to enter my test tube, it took almost an hour for her to finally decide she wanted to stay in it. (...
by akuminari
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: All of my antkeeping mistakes that led to a disaster!
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: All of my antkeeping mistakes that led to a disaster!

Thank you for your answer! Does it mean I still need to provide my queen a droplet of honeywater once a week? Do I also need to give her some protein like fruit flies so she can feed them to her larvae? The larvae are really tiny and I only saw one moving a bit. I hope that my queen will recover af...
by akuminari
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Messor white streaks on walls.
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Messor white streaks on walls.

I think that's because they cluster their bathroom space together, so the lines look longer than they actually are. (Plus, they may have to go really badly and depending on where the chamber is, it could be a lot to hold in! :lol:)
by akuminari
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Nuptial Sightings
Replies: 24
Views: 3243

Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Nuptial Sightings

Hey everyone! So since it's been pretty warm lately (well, it was, then it went down, but it's supposed to get warm again on Thursday! :D ), I've decided to make a Delmarva Nuptial flight post, since I haven't seen any sightings posts for Maryland (my state .w.) or Delaware. I saw one for Virginia b...
by akuminari
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus queen injured, can i transfer her brood to other colony?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Camponotus queen injured, can i transfer her brood to other colony?

You should be able to use tweezers, just be very careful. The queen will accept the brood, but it may not be a good idea as after they hatch she may not accept them. Good luck either way! Sorry to hear about the cat thing, btw. Reminds me of the time where my dog almost killed a queen ant I found by...
by akuminari
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Niger - failing colony?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Lasius Niger - failing colony?

... I would try feeding them bugs and sugar water immediately. Since only feeding them peanut butter could potentially be exacerbating their development problems. I’m not sure if a diet consisting of only peanut butter is bad for them long term. ... Adding onto this, not only is it bad that you're ...
by akuminari
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Messor white streaks on walls.
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Messor white streaks on walls.

I'm pretty sure what you're talking about is ant feces (poop!). This is normal for ants and it's not a thing to worry about, just make sure their enclosure gets cleaned every once and a while.