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by Hawkeye
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Worried about my queen
Replies: 15
Views: 6130

Re: Worried about my queen

Maybe we're talking about different things here? I was talking about the stages from egg till ant.
by Hawkeye
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I suggested that for their punishment they will have to buy a new colony and give a presentation of how an ant colony functions (and how to take care of one.) Tell them to watch some AC YouTube clips for research hahaha :lol: Sounds like a great punishment and fair too. Lol I figured that would kil...
by Hawkeye
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Pheidole queen - 5 months no nanitics

I have a Pheidole Pieli queen and kept her captive for approx 5 months, as I caught her late October of last year (on the floor moving her wings around.) For the first 2 weeks of captivity, she laid no eggs and was pulling on the cotton, which I assume she was trying escape as she was housed in an ...
by Hawkeye
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey guys! How is everyone doing? Getting excited about diapauze almost being over? Sadly the colony of harvester ants we have at school is doomed to die out. One of the pupils removed the test tube which housed the colony. It was connected by a tube to an outworld which in turn connected to a formi...
by Hawkeye
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey guys! How is everyone doing? Getting excited about diapauze almost being over? Sadly the colony of harvester ants we have at school is doomed to die out. One of the pupils removed the test tube which housed the colony. It was connected by a tube to an outworld which in turn connected to a formic...
by Hawkeye
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hello, Im going to be completely honest about this. I am very new to this all. I've been doing alot of research about which types of ants are around my area, and which of those kinds are easy for beginners. Camponotus are the modt common luckily. I really want to do this with my 8 yr old son, cause...
by Hawkeye
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Worried about my queen
Replies: 15
Views: 6130

Re: Worried about my queen

Well nanitics take less time
by Hawkeye
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

So timings seem to have aligned for me this week. Looking more into nuptial flights yesterday after reading through some of the posts here and found that sugar ants usually fly in Summer after rain in the evening. it had rained on Monday for the first time in months so I went looking at around 10pm...
by Hawkeye
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Okay cool, makes me a little less worried, just seemed like a large amount to appear overnight. Ill keep an eye on her. Any idea how long it usually takes a Queen to leave her test tube? Do ants go through diapause (is that like hibernating?) in Australia? Any good resources for checking when nupti...
by Hawkeye
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1071
Views: 52635

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi All! So this is not necessarily an ant related post, but I wanted to share it with you guys none the less. As you know I have been a busy little ant, foraging for all kinds of stuff which will help me build my ants island inside a large aquarium. Kind of like the hacienda del dorado, but with wat...