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by heyhowie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: aphids
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: aphids

Do you have live plants in the formicarium? Aphids produce their honeydew from the sap of trees/plants.
by heyhowie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: How to build for giant ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: How to build for giant ants?

This video may give you some ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1weZJqEalN8&t=926s
by heyhowie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: How to build for giant ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: How to build for giant ants?

Have you already caught a queen?
by heyhowie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ausants ants journal
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: Ausants ants journal

Bit confused, wasnt it just a single queen colony?
by heyhowie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

You've done well to count those eggs, they're tiny!

Any ideas on the formicarium you'll eventually move them into?
by heyhowie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 20
Views: 637

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Any idea how long the eggs take to fully form? Pictures?
by heyhowie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1011
Views: 21001

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

So timings seem to have aligned for me this week. Looking more into nuptial flights yesterday after reading through some of the posts here and found that sugar ants usually fly in Summer after rain in the evening. it had rained on Monday for the first time in months so I went looking at around 10pm ...
by heyhowie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1011
Views: 21001

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Okay cool, makes me a little less worried, just seemed like a large amount to appear overnight. Ill keep an eye on her. Any idea how long it usually takes a Queen to leave her test tube? Do ants go through diapause (is that like hibernating?) in Australia? Any good resources for checking when nuptia...
by heyhowie
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1011
Views: 21001

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey all, just came across this forum and was hoping someone could help me seeing as I havent been able to find anything else online. Last week I started my ant family with a formicarium and a Queen Camponotus consobrinus. She came with 4 workers and the first week went well. A new worker hatched(?) ...