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by WillWithAnts
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Will's Ant Journal 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: Will's Ant Journal 2016

Hello to anyone subscribed to this journal. This is a little update on myself: I have gotten into beekeeping. Last year, I made my first attempt with 2 hives, and I am trying again this spring. Right now I'm a junior in high school and I want to teach biology. I may or may not start another journal,...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 2176

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Lots of camponotus ants have die-offs when they first start. Symptoms commonly seen are: relentless foraging/climbing, spastic movements, and eventually flailing to death. I've been on the forum on and off since it was new, and I'd say I have seen the same thing 4-5 times now. It can't be Vaseline,...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Will's Ant Journal 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: Will's Ant Journal 2016

I hope that Formica social parasite in the last post is ok... Ooohhh, that's what they were. That is probably why they were such cotton-pullers too. . . nope, she didn't make it to Winter. Wow Will, nice job at your queens! Right now it's December, so there aren't any queens around so i am waiting ...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 2176

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Lots of camponotus ants have die-offs when they first start. Symptoms commonly seen are: relentless foraging/climbing, spastic movements, and eventually flailing to death. I've been on the forum on and off since it was new, and I'd say I have seen the same thing 4-5 times now. It can't be Vaseline, ...
by WillWithAnts
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Caught today! Two more Wisconsin IDs
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Caught today! Two more Wisconsin IDs

Yeah, they have to be from the Lasius genus.
by WillWithAnts
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: easy brood boost
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: easy brood boost

That is so weird! What is the colony doing? Why did they put their brood outside?!?!? :shock:
by WillWithAnts
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught my first queens and have a few Questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Caught my first queens and have a few Questions.

I tested by putting a pair of queens in 3 different test tubes and they were fine after 24 hours. They even seemed to be cleaning each other. :D So last night I went ahead and put all 15 (I caught one more) in a giant test tube together. I will check them in a few weeks and start a journal of the c...
by WillWithAnts
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Awesome! After that little boost, they should be good for a while. Good luck!
by WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

You may want to feed them some sugar-water or something. If they already lost some brood, they are going to need a bit more nourishment!
by WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: ooper's Pogonomyrmex occidentalis colony (#1)
Replies: 53
Views: 4661

Re: ooper's Pogonomyrmex occidentalis colony (#1)

This is wicked cool. Great design, I love it! I want to build something this cool!