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by megabob
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Central Texas - late March
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Central Texas - late March

We had some rains and then a hot day, and oila! Flying ants! It's like magic...] I saw one right outside my window so I went out and grabbed what I thought were 2 different queens at first, but after a little bit of thought, I realized I probably grabbed a male and female from the same flight. Proba...
by megabob
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ausants ants journal
Replies: 16
Views: 3424

Re: Ausants ants journal

That's a cool trick! I will try that in the spring :)
by megabob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal

Okay, an update on the new habitat. The ants did not take to it immediately like a kid to the tree on Christmas like I had hoped. That's not a big deal, but I wanted them to move out of that moldy test tube so I devised a plan: https://i.imgur.com/be1Zblg.jpg Previously I had tried to get them to mo...
by megabob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 63
Views: 16859

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Cool looking queen! I hope she flourishes. I started trying to keep ants last spring. I think my main mistakes were 1. not feeding the queen. My only successful colony is a colony of small black ants. They started doing a lot better when I fed them sugar/sugar water. Although, your genus seems to be...
by megabob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ausants ants journal
Replies: 16
Views: 3424

Re: Ausants ants journal

Hey Ausants, sounds like things are progressing great for you! Can you add some pictures of the setup or describe it a little more? Also, what have you been feeding the ants? Honey and fish food the whole time?
by megabob
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal

Ok, another update: a Christmas present for my ants :D I originally bought the "All you need solenopsis hybrid" kit from AntsCanada. I have no regrets about this, I love AntsCanada and am happy to support them, but I realize now that it was a little overzealous for my tiny black ants. So the other d...
by megabob
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal

Ok, so it has been a while, but here is what happened to this colony: Soon after my last post, they started dwindling in numbers. They got down to 4 workers and 2 queens with a decent number of eggs. I started feeding them more sugar and gave them time to themselves. At this point, I basically expec...
by megabob
Thu May 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal

Thanks Joe! They're still not moving to the clean tube so I'm glad to know that a little mold is OK.
by megabob
Wed May 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Megabob's Monomorium Minimum Journal

I captured some small black ants in mid April 2019 in central Texas. Currently, I think they are Monomorium minimum , but I'm not sure. Here is the identification thread: https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?p=57930#p57930 I captured them while they were migrating nests. I got 4 queens and 20+...
by megabob
Tue May 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Central Texas -- Early May
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Central Texas -- Early May

Thanks. Kind of a bummer, I'm scared to keep fire ants...