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by TomvANTol
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1575
Views: 152373

First workers!

My first colony has its first workers! :D :D :D :D
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by TomvANTol
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1575
Views: 152373

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Thought it was a pennsylvanicus but maybe not? Plz help with ID
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by TomvANTol
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1575
Views: 152373

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

So I was wondering about using the small frozen bloodworms you feed fish as a protein source for my ants?
If you don't know they're like mosquito larvae.
by TomvANTol
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1575
Views: 152373

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Thanks hawkeye. To all the keepers of pennslyanicus, what size test tubes do you use if you do? I am most likely going to order some 20mm diameter 150mm length, but I was wondering if that is too small, as they are quite large?
by TomvANTol
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1575
Views: 152373

Campo pennsylvanicus feeding help

Hi everybody I’m new to the crew and I am excited to share my progress of my first ant colony. I have a question about feeding. What is a good feeding schedule. I am leaving for a week for camping this Wednesday, and my workers are almost here. I was wondering if leaving them un-fed for a week is ok...
by TomvANTol
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Need Help With Feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Need Help With Feeding

So I have a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen with a good amount of brood and larvae in the cocoon stage.(No workers yet) I really need to know one thing: when should I introduce food to the colony. Also, when I do that, what food should it be, only sugars to start, or protein too? I need this fast be...
by TomvANTol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Langley Bc Id help
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Langley Bc Id help

Ok nvm I have confirmed that is a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus, I couldn't edit my reply :roll:
by TomvANTol
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Langley Bc Id help
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Langley Bc Id help

Cant figure out images but is the very large (2cm workers) species of carpenter ant that live in langley BC. I will try and figure out how to get pictures and I will post my question again on your thread. I would love to share my progress on the thread as well, because I am very excited to be raisin...
by TomvANTol
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Langley Bc Id help
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Langley Bc Id help

I'm in Langley BC and I recently found this (possible) Camponotus queen in my yard. I'm pretty sure I know what it is but I want to hear from the experts. ;) Also I would love tips on how to have success with these ants. The one specific question I have is this: When should I introduce food to this ...
by TomvANTol
Mon May 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: why my queen ant won't eat?
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: why my queen ant won't eat?

Yeah, good luck. Remember that not everything will always work out. You have to learn from your mistakes. I have had some failed queens in the past, and they have helped me come up with new ways to find success. If your queen dies, just keep trying.