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by BluMoon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Can ants die in the egg to worker part of their life?

Yes the eggs, larvae and pupae will need to be looked after by either the queen, nanitics or workers. They clean the eggs, make sure they are stored in the right location (temperature, humidity) and feed the larvae protein from their social stomachs. Like any other living creature, they can starve ...
by BluMoon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Pocket Warmers??
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Pocket Warmers??

Cool, thank you :)
by BluMoon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Pocket Warmers??
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Pocket Warmers??

part of the problem is that i'm kinda keeping her in a cupboard right now, where it should be quiet. so i'm guessing the 'better' option right now would be a heating mat.
by BluMoon
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Pocket Warmers??
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Pocket Warmers??

mmshk what if you don't have one of those... hmm just buy i guess.

so like reptile heating cables/mats?
by BluMoon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify this queens species?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Identify this queens species?

ummmm where are the attachments?
by BluMoon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Pocket Warmers??
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Pocket Warmers??

I have been testing out the effects of pocket warmers on ants for a while, trying to find a source of heat which i can provide for them as winter is coming. Would a pocket warmer cook them? Or is it a good temperature?
by BluMoon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Virginia!
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Hello from Virginia!

If you haven't already got a test tube by now, I think that as long as the plastic boxes are quite small, it should be okay. Also, unless your queens are semi-claustral, you won't actually need to give them sugar water and proteins yet; the water cotton bud alone is good - that's if your queen is fu...
by BluMoon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Stuff that just don't fit
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Stuff that just don't fit

that's an awesome idea!! i'm not really a master of tape-facing-outwards, so i ended up putting cotton on the stick side of the tape and taping it around the connector so that the cotton can fill the space as needed.
thanks for taking the time to help me, and for the inspiration :)
by BluMoon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: BluMoon's Ant Keeping Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 4805

Re: BluMoon's Ant Keeping Journey

Currently in the process of moving Carnelian. She didn't seem very frightened by the light, but now appears more stressed with the addition of heat. Will I accidentally fry her D:> I really hope I don't! So after a while of her frantically moving around, she stood really still for a moment and her ...
by BluMoon
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: BluMoon's Ant Keeping Journey
Replies: 8
Views: 4805

Re: BluMoon's Ant Keeping Journey

Currently in the process of moving Carnelian. She didn't seem very frightened by the light, but now appears more stressed with the addition of heat. Will I accidentally fry her D:> I really hope I don't!