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by CanadianAntman
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Ectomomyrmex feeding
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Ectomomyrmex feeding

I recently captured six Ectomomyrmex javanus queens and placed them into tubs&tubes setups as they are semi-claustral. And since the are, I tried feeding them mealworms and honey. But it seems like theywere pretty reluctant on feeding on them They took tiny, microscopic sips from the already small d...
by CanadianAntman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Olive oil as barrier?
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Olive oil as barrier?

I am using Olive oil as my current barrier for ants. As fluon was a bit pricey and bby powder&alcohol didn't seem like a good option. But after applying it I saw my queens repeatedly cleaning themselves and pushing their mandibles down to the ground( Ectomomyrmex javanus ) Are they safe for ants? If...
by CanadianAntman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Nuptial flights in korea?
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Nuptial flights in korea?

So I started my hobby of antkeeping in canada 1 year ago and now moved to Korea.
Can anybody point out some nuptial flight schedules for me? Thank you!
by CanadianAntman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Care for Ectomomyrmex javanus
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Care for Ectomomyrmex javanus

I recently obtained 6 Ectomomyrmex javanus queens. I do know that they sting and is semi-claustral, so i've made them tub&tube setups. but the thing is, I have literally no other knowledge on keeping them whatsoever. If anyone could give me some advice, they would be greatly appreciated. when do I h...
by CanadianAntman
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ectomomyrmex javanus setup
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Ectomomyrmex javanus setup

thank you so much! I still do have a few questions tho My current setup is a tupperware container&test tube, half coconut fiber half sand for flooring, and some sphagnum moss. Olive oil for barrier. 1.Is a tupperware container too big for this species? 2.The queen seems reluctant to move into the te...
by CanadianAntman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ectomomyrmex javanus setup
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Ectomomyrmex javanus setup

So I have obtained 6 Ectomomyrmex javanus queens. I know they are semi claustral, and will need a tubs & tubes setup. How do I have to set a tub & tubes setup properly? How big should the container be? Is it ok to mix in cocopeat and sphagnum moss into the flooring? Will the queen nest outside the p...