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by Fourteen
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How to attach firebrick for use in place of ytong
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: How to attach firebrick for use in place of ytong

Hi,

So sorry!! I kinda gave up on this thread, but super surprised and happy to see answers! As for my question, I got lazy and just bought a formicarium. So far, my formica fusca(?) colony is doing great in it! It is plaster and it works very well. Thanks for the help!
by Fourteen
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Hi!

I would be down to buy, but one of my queens that I thought was dead just produced 10 workers today! Also, just caught 13 solenopsis sp. queens, I think they are invicta so sadly I will have to kill them as I don't want to give away or raise an invasive species.
by Fourteen
Thu May 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Hi! I was wondering is there anywhere to buy ants in Oklahoma, there is not GAN farmers, so should I just wait and see if anyone signs up? Thanks!
by Fourteen
Wed May 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Thats great to hear! You are lucky, camponotus would be one of my most ideal species to keep. Please keep us updated on your queen, but don't disturb her to often! If you end up joining the GAN project, you may have a customer :D Good luck with the queen!
by Fourteen
Wed May 06, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: black light for catching ants during nuptial flight
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: black light for catching ants during nuptial flight

Yeah, I use a blacklight trap that I built myself. It has caught 5 tapinoma sessile queens, however they have all been unfertilized. Idk if thats just bad luck or if it will only attract unfertilized ants. I'd say its worth a shot, but I wouldn't blow big money and anything super extravagant.
by Fourteen
Sat May 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Dang! That's a nice queen! My queen (maybe camponotus sp. but not sure) just laid eggs today. I'm pretty excited. since it is now may I assume it is good time to go out and look more often now? Thanks!
by Fourteen
Sat May 02, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How to attach firebrick for use in place of ytong
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

How to attach firebrick for use in place of ytong

Hi! I have a queen who has just laid eggs, and I am starting to do some thinking about formicarium setup. I am wanting to do an all-in-one type nest, where the formicarium and the outworld are all one unit. I would use ytong to do the carving and tunnel sculpting areas, however here in the U.S. no o...
by Fourteen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

This being my first year, this may not be the most trustworthy answer. That said, I have heard the you are most likely to find them between may-june. If you are lucky, they may fly as late as September. Good luck!
by Fourteen
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Caught a queen... now what??
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Caught a queen... now what??

Hello, This morning I went out to check my previously unsuccessful blacklight trap, when to my surprise out crawled a queen! Unsure of species yet, but me and my ant keeping buddies best guess is Tapinoma Sessile (think I got that right). When should I start to expect Nanitics, and are they semi-cla...
by Fourteen
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 5733

Re: Oklahoma Nuptial Flight Sightings 2020

Hey Everyone! Today is a good day to go queen ant hunting, I just found one in my blacklight trap and I'm going on a walk here soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Good Luck!