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by jojofire12
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Urgent advice

My ants seem to have hairlike follicles growing on them, I'm not sure if it's new, whether it has been there, or if there is a source but if anyone knows what it could be let me know.

(For all I know it could just be hair and I just haven't noticed)
by jojofire12
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Re: Feeding

First of all, aren't your ants hibernating? In which case you won't have to worry about food right now. Second, have you tried egg white? (Boiled) Third, how large is your colony? The ants won't consume more than they need, so you might actually be feeding too much. No, I live in Florida and I was ...
by jojofire12
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Re: Feeding

My ants are refusing to eat, I gave them shucked sunflower seeds, peanuts, corn chips, a boiled frog, and peanut butter but they don't eat any of it. I gave them mealworms and cricket and they ate a small amount of the mealworms. It's hard to find stuff online that isn't pest control posion, any id...
by jojofire12
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Feeding

My ants are refusing to eat, I gave them shucked sunflower seeds, peanuts, corn chips, a boiled frog, and peanut butter but they don't eat any of it. I gave them mealworms and cricket and they ate a small amount of the mealworms. It's hard to find stuff online that isn't pest control posion, any ide...
by jojofire12
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Hunting

Do Camponutus Florida hunt or do they prefer/only eat dead insects?
by jojofire12
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Expantion

My ants are now getting a little big for my test tube, what nest should I get? Also, does it HAVE to be the Camponotus type?


Bonus:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pZmnjJrtMv8EVpd99 my ants feeding on some sugar water.
by jojofire12
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I think I have only one more beginners question, how often do I give my ants food/honey and how do I change/give them water while they live in the test tube setup?
by jojofire12
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

My ants continue to grow I think we have 8-9 now it's hard to tell. Anyway, they haven't left the test tube and are now extremely huddled near the cotton ball, the water is starting to run low and I don't know what to do. They also won't eat any of the things I gave them besides the honey (A freshly...
by jojofire12
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Quick question, how do I know if my ant is getting water?
by jojofire12
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1072
Views: 53104

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

antnest8 wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:43 pm
I use sugar water, mostly because it dissolves easily in water and at least my camponotus love sugar water more than honey.


Will brown sugar water work?