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by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from London, UK
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Hello from London, UK

I'm from the Netherlands but there are loads of people from the UK on here.
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: I made a huge mistake
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: I made a huge mistake

Jup like he said. She will likely produce plenty of eggs if you just leave her alone and can resist the temptation to check on her for about a week or two. Yeah, I think for us n00bies, resisting that temptation is probably the hardest part but I'll be good. I want the best for the ladies and I wan...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 20
Views: 209

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Jessewitt wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Sorry to intrude on your post lol idk how to make my own
Select a general category, then post a new topic
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 20
Views: 209

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

I don’t usually give any insects to the ones in the test tubes. Whatever it was I left it in there. They are fire ants so I don’t thing it’s a danger to them. I was kinda hoping it was one of those creatures that shares the honey like substance with them. I forgot what they were called Aphids? They...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Feeding

Are there any recommendations for feeding an ant colony protein with keeping live insects? I already have mealworms but my ant colony is starting to ignore them and I don't think my parents would like it if we had more insects in our home... Check your garden for spiders, mosquitoes, flies, etc. Yo...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: I made a huge mistake
Replies: 7
Views: 44

Re: I made a huge mistake

don't worry too much lasius niger are quite hardy once she feels safe again she will inspect the test tube and find also to be a suitable place to start laying just give her a few weeks and all should be good Jup like he said. She will likely produce plenty of eggs if you just leave her alone and c...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Queen Ant ID Help

I live on the border of Alabama and Florida and rescued a queen ant from my job. It was right after a heavy rain roughly 2 days ago. I don't have pictures because I already put her into a small container with loose soil and she's buried herself. However I can say that she is roughly 3 MM long and h...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant ID Help
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Queen Ant ID Help

I live on the border of Alabama and Florida and rescued a queen ant from my job. It was right after a heavy rain roughly 2 days ago. I don't have pictures because I already put her into a small container with loose soil and she's buried herself. However I can say that she is roughly 3 MM long and h...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Does this queen need to hibernate one season?
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Does this queen need to hibernate one season?

So I’ve had this queen for over a month now. It’s a camponotous I think? No sign of eggs but it seems to be comfortable enough. Does this kind of ant need to hibernate one year? Grateful for any tips. It still has wings so maybe not fertilized but I thought would still have eggs regardless. Thanks ...
by Hawkeye
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Identification help - Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 14

Re: Ant Identification help - Michigan

She is black, slightly less than a centimeter long, found in a rotten log. Also, thank you!! So she's too small to be camponotus, but that still leaves you with a long list of species: http://antwiki.org/wiki/United_States I'd guess your best bet it to look at the species of Lassius ants in your ne...