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by Isoroku55
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hello! I'm new to ant keeping and recently caught a Camponotus Pennsylvanians queen. I have her in a test tube set up and am trying to leave her alone. I have part of the test tube under a 7-watt heating mat that I'd typically use for my snakes, as I read an increase in heat can encourage laying. I...
by Isoroku55
Thu May 14, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

8mm is inner diameter, of connecting tubes. After connecting new outworld and nest, they've moved immediately. The new nest is basically just a Chamber in a Ytong. They've 9 workers so far, it's their 2nd year. I've needed to move them from testube since feeding was really difficult, since they've f...
by Isoroku55
Tue May 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi
I have another question. How big tubing are you guys using? I have some 8mm (0,3inch) and not sure if it's enough for my queen to fit in (i'm not good at estimation) she is about 18mm long Camponotus Ligniperda
Thanks
by Isoroku55
Mon May 11, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi there. I don't have any experience on feeding them to ants myself, but I think you might have a hard time doing so. I remember reading or seeing something about the insects laying eggs which are coated in a sugary liquid that the ants love. So, to a certain extend the ants actually look after th...
by Isoroku55
Mon May 11, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Isoroku55 wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Hi
Does anyone have any experience with feeding your ants stick bugs? Phasmatodea spp.? My friend has them and he need some way of reducing Numbers.
Thanks :)
it's Medaurodea extradentata spp
by Isoroku55
Sun May 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi
Does anyone have any experience with feeding your ants stick bugs? Phasmatodea spp.? My friend has them and he need some way of reducing Numbers.
Thanks :)
by Isoroku55
Fri May 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Can you take the top off and insert a tube? Directly to the formicarium not. It has just tube connection. It's similar design to ants Australia Ytong nests. Moving queen and most workers is actually not a problem. But those workers that are outside are of my concern. They are pretty quick, and they...
by Isoroku55
Fri May 08, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi Does anyone have any experience with Ytong nests for Camponotus Ligniperda/Heraculus? I've read that majors of some species can chew through it, so not sure, if i want to have it without glass/plastic enclosure. I have a colony from last year, 7 workers and more on a way. Thanks :) Your colony w...
by Isoroku55
Thu May 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi
Does anyone have any experience with Ytong nests for Camponotus Ligniperda/Heraculus? I've read that majors of some species can chew through it, so not sure, if i want to have it without glass/plastic enclosure.
I have a colony from last year, 7 workers and more on a way.
Thanks :)
by Isoroku55
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1474
Views: 96025

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hi, to put you in context. I have a camponotus queen with 8 workers, but kinda forgot about them in november and didn't feed them + forgot to put them to colder area for winter. They've eaten some larvae, but overall seems fine. They just don't want to eat anything. I've gave them some honey, not i...