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by jojofire12
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Might need to clean formicarium
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Might need to clean formicarium

So my ants recently moved into their new camponotus hybrid formicarium and brown liquid puddles have began to form. I'm unsure what to do, will the ants clean themselves or will I need to take the glass off and clean it myself. Keep in mind it is a pretty big colony
by jojofire12
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1584
Views: 182525

Also quick update

I think I might have just made a mistake, I fed my ants a beetle (100% not a stink bug) but it stinks. Like, bad. The smell is contained to the container but I'm not sure what to do
by jojofire12
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1584
Views: 182525

Weird brown liquid in nest

I have recently seen this brownish liquid with the consistency of honey inside of my nest. It's also caused my nest to be a bit humid which the ants have embraced. What is this liquid? If I have to do something how should I go about cleaning it?
by jojofire12
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1584
Views: 182525

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: 1584
Views: 182525

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: 1584
Views: 182525

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: 1584
Views: 182525

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: 1584
Views: 182525

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: 1584
Views: 182525

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: 1584
Views: 182525

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?