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by SkeleAnt
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: tetramorium care
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: tetramorium care

You found 2 pavement ant queens, or two worker ants? Workers wouldn't have eggs unless they were moving nests, and if they are queens, you should keep them in separate set ups while they're founding. If they're just starting their colony, you don't need to care for them or feed them, just make sure ...
by SkeleAnt
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Good luck! Keep us posted!
by SkeleAnt
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: What is this?

My thought was that her gaster stayed intact after the parasite left because she was still drinking water and moving around, despite the fact that the worm had to have eaten or damaged her internal organs with the space it took up and how it would have left her body. But once she died, all the fluid...
by SkeleAnt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: WHY IS MY QUEEN NOT LAYING EGGS? ITS A QUEEN FOR SURE
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: WHY IS MY QUEEN NOT LAYING EGGS? ITS A QUEEN FOR SURE

my Queen started to lay eggs and im hoping they grow up soon Carpenter ants are very slow growing ants, it can take a month or more for an egg to even pupate, and even more time for it to eclose, so don't expect a quick start to your colony, at least not with this species. she eats a lot so i give ...
by SkeleAnt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen ant removing cotton to other test tube
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Queen ant removing cotton to other test tube

She most likely doesn't want to move into the new test tube because she doesn't need to. Her current test tube is her known founding cell, and founding, fully claustral ants like carpenter ants don't leave their founding cell until their colony is big enough to do so. She just laid her first brood, ...
by SkeleAnt
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Thank you very much for the advice and support, when I referred to chicken stock though I was meaning made from actual chicken breast, but I don't know if that's what you classify as processed, so I will stay away from it. Also Yeah I tried it with tinfoil, it took a bit of a laugh getting it in, b...
by SkeleAnt
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Aggressive queen
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Aggressive queen

That doesn't seem unusual for her to be aggressive, although I'd say it's more 'defensive' than anything. Her job is to found a new colony and her brood is the only chance she has, and they're also her babies. You are a very large, very sudden threat even if you only expose her for a few minutes, so...
by SkeleAnt
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I need help - founding camponotus colony
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: I need help - founding camponotus colony

Is it possible they aren't eating the protein sources you're providing? I did a little bit of digging online and a few other forums have members that mention similar behavior, but no known cause. The closest source I could find was that the ants were eating their sugar offerings, but not getting eno...
by SkeleAnt
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

First, that's an awesome b-day gift, your mom is very cool. Queen ants are not meant to forage, unless they're semi-claustral at least. Camponotus ants are fully claustral, so they're meant to find a home and hunker down without food until their workers arrive. This also means she'll probably be mor...
by SkeleAnt
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Mold in test tubes...
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Mold in test tubes...

For an additional note, ants are used to living in dark, moist areas that mold is common to. They aren't necessarily in danger just because there's mold in their test tube (although it doesn't hurt them if they don't have any.) That's probably why they didn't want to move to new test tubes that lack...