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by RagingAuroch
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

Sure! Anything that can help is greatly appreciated. I also wanted to thank all of you for your help and advice. Such a great community
by RagingAuroch
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

Thank you. I'll keep that in mind for when I get a colony. On another note. Anywhere I could get outworlds cheaper than new or perhaps substitutes that work well? They seem to be priced ok but I'm a bit short on cash so saving money anywhere I can is a plus. If not I'll just save for a month or two ...
by RagingAuroch
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

Sorry to hear that. Does that temp generally go for all (native) species in N. America? If so I'm done for as in the winter it's below freezing and in the summer it's been over 100° F with no AC
by RagingAuroch
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

I tried to find some info but I couldnt; what's the max temp you can store a test tube setup? It got to 95-100° F (38°C?) For about 4 hours in my kitchen because I was making chicken stock. That's where I kept a queen I had found a few days prior and now she seems to have died
by RagingAuroch
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

I give up. This was my third queen. One escaped, one drown, and now a wild colony has pulled out the cotton on her test tube and killed my camponotus queen. I don't have the time to look for more and I got yelled at for looking at work. I won't be joining yall this year I guess
by RagingAuroch
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

You were right! I happened upon what seems to be a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus queen. She's massive :lol: and wants to lay some eggs I hope. I had also found one belonging to the Formica genus but she drowned in her test tube sadly
by RagingAuroch
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

Sadly it's a steel mill in a different state. It doesn't seem like a big deal but I don't want to transport over state lines
by RagingAuroch
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Re: Help with Queens

Thank you for a swift reply but I work from 0400 to 1700 daily, so I guess I'm gonna miss prime time to catch. Perhaps I'll be fortunate enough to happen upon a straggler.
by RagingAuroch
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help with Queens
Replies: 20
Views: 454

Help with Queens

I've been watching videos and admiring ant colonies for years now. That being said, I'm just now allowed to get one myself (wife hates insects) and I just don't have much time to catch one myself. I'm looking for tips as to when the best times to capture are specifically because I only have 4 or 5 h...