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by JDuke91
Sun May 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus aeneopilosus Question.
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Camponotus aeneopilosus Question.

Hello all, Do Camponotus aeneopilosus (Golden tailed sugar ant) need to hibernate? I am not sure because they are from Australia and I am not certain on if they would have a hibernation season there or not.
by JDuke91
Thu May 07, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrica Rubra colony growth rate?
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Myrica Rubra colony growth rate?

Hi all, I hope I am posting this in the right spot. I have a myrmica rubra colony with 7 queens and about 200 or so workers. What sort of growth rate can be expected? Just wondering so I can be prepared with larger nest on hand when they reach max capacity for the one they are in now (aus ants small...
by JDuke91
Thu May 07, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1263
Views: 73439

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hello! I am from northern British Columbia and am keeping Camponotus Nova currently, when the colony grows a bit I intend to move them from their Hybrid Nest and AC Outworld to a natural setup. I really want to find a Formica Rufa queen and start a colony of them as they are my all time favorite nat...
by JDuke91
Thu May 07, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Baby Powder/Alchohol Barrier?

https://www.antkeepingdepot.com/collections/equipment/Escape-Prevention

Great place to deal with.
by JDuke91
Thu May 07, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: When to upsize nest/formicarium?
Replies: 0
Views: 479

When to upsize nest/formicarium?

Hey all, somewhat new to the forum. I have a myrmica rubra colony of about 200 workers and 7 queens(my estimate as they are small and hard to count) or so. I have them in a AusAnts ytong Small nest which says its good for 50-1000 ants. The question I have is when will i know that they are ready for ...
by JDuke91
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant genus identification
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Ant genus identification

Hey all I'm relatively new to ants and have always been fascinated by them. This will be my first year at keeping any. So I've been seeing what species I have in my area. There is one however that I believe to be Formica exsectoides but all the research I do says this ant lives in Eastern Canada and...
by JDuke91
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant genus for starting
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Ant genus for starting

Okay awesome thanka for the reply
by JDuke91
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multiple Camponotus Queens
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Multiple Camponotus Queens

Hey all, I am new into ant keeping and was going to try to collect my first queens this nuptial flight season. I am hoping to get a few Camponotus queens as they are native to my area. The question I have is that if I successfully capture a few once they are ready to move out of test tube setups can...
by JDuke91
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant genus for starting
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Ant genus for starting

So after spending the whole day doing research I have decided to go with Camponotus ants as my first go. Question though is if I collect several queens for test tube set ups am I able to eventually put them into the same hybrid nest?
by JDuke91
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant genus for starting
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Ant genus for starting

Hey all I am going to try keeping ants for the first time, I have always wanted to. So before I purchase my setup I have two options in my area that I am interested in, there is a European fire ant colony close by and a carpenter ant colony near by. I only want to start with one but I am having a ha...