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by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: *PLEASE HELP* New ant keeper - Need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: *PLEASE HELP* New ant keeper - Need advice

Hi, I’m a new ant keeper and I have a question. I have had a aphaenogaster carolinensis queen in my closet with some brood. I left her without checking for about 2 ½ weeks because I thought this was the vest course of action. I have now checked and she has one new worker and it appears that there i...
by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: How long can ants survive on honey?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: How long can ants survive on honey?

I have a queen (what I'm fairly certain is) Lasius Americanus. From the first batch of eggs only one worker hatched so she is being fed and there are now new eggs and larvae. Obviously I'm trying to get the colony a little bigger so I can release them from their tube set up, however it's taking a l...
by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Test tube setup
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Test tube setup

I found 2 pheidole queens and 2 pheidole males, the queens still have wings so should I keep the queens and males in the test tube together? It's unlikely they will still mate, as the queens will only mate during the nuptial flight. The male alates will die after mating, having served their purpose...
by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 916
Views: 13777

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Can someone please help me ID the species I posted some days ago? I want to sell them in the GAN project but I need the species. you're queen look like this? https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warmstrong/images4/DoryQueen1d.jpg Kind of, but the gaster is not as layered, you know what I mean. Like my qu...
by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 916
Views: 13777

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

The gaster will look smoother once she has had enough to eat. It is basically made up out of hard bands of exoskeleton that extend and retract over/under each other.
by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to ""persuade"" ants to move from their nest testube.
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: How to ""persuade"" ants to move from their nest testube.

Forgot to mention you should remove the cricket as they likely won't eat it and it will just rot.

Furthermore it seems unlikely the led (?) Light from your aquarium would generate enough heat to affect the temperature in the tube.

Btw what kind of aquarium have you got? And what kind of inhabitants?
by Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to ""persuade"" ants to move from their nest testube.
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: How to ""persuade"" ants to move from their nest testube.

Its been two weeks now and they still haven't moved. I'm getting kind of worried because i can assume Canadian ants need to be hibernated by this time. So should i just force them? I'm assuming the queen does not lay eggs when preparing for winter so she should not be leaving some behind when i mov...
by Hawkeye
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: West Tennessee queen what species is she
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: West Tennessee queen what species is she

Hey Hawkeye, I have another question for you please. My Camponotus Penn queen has 5 workers and I was wondering if I need to hibernate them, I live about 30 miles north of Memphis Tennessee. How cold should they be hibernated. Any information you can give me would be very much appreciated. Thank Yo...
by Hawkeye
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to ""persuade"" ants to move from their nest testube.
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: How to ""persuade"" ants to move from their nest testube.

Its been two weeks now and they still haven't moved. I'm getting kind of worried because i can assume Canadian ants need to be hibernated by this time. So should i just force them? I'm assuming the queen does not lay eggs when preparing for winter so she should not be leaving some behind when i mov...
by Hawkeye
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Pupae cases are almost black...
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Pupae cases are almost black...

The eclosed ants are paralyzed -- I had one that the C. Penn took out of its cocoon -- they kept it for a week before they took it away from the main cluster of pupae (and it started decaying). About 1/4 of the pupae developed like those (essentially they were paralyzed). Perhaps they were molting?...