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by Alaydia
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Accidental owner of fire ants on my potted orange tree
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Accidental owner of fire ants on my potted orange tree

Agree with the above response. The reason fire ants are such a problem is because they're fast breeders. You may not see many outside the pot now, but...
by Alaydia
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Daughter is hooked on AC vids.... overwhelmed
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Daughter is hooked on AC vids.... overwhelmed

Thank you for the resources. I would certainly like to catch ants it sounds fun, but I made a promise to my kiddo we would get one next month, so I cant wait till may :lol: The problem with getting carpenters now is they'll likely be hibernating. Unless you're keeping them in your fridge, it's not ...
by Alaydia
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hybrid Nest Or Omni Nest?
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Hybrid Nest Or Omni Nest?

Hybrid is matched more to the type of ant. For small species, the omni nest can prove troublesome because of the way it's held together. I can see some small species of ants getting out if it gets bumped or knocked over, which can certainly happen. For my money, I would only use the omni nest for ca...
by Alaydia
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Species Coexisting in Formicaria?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Species Coexisting in Formicaria?

I've seen springtails for sale in pet stores.
by Alaydia
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein Jelly
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: Protein Jelly

Have you tried egg whites?
by Alaydia
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant Sugar Water
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Ant Sugar Water

Have you tried hummingbird nectar? DO NOT USE THE RED KIND as it's poisonous to hummingbirds and will probably harm ants, too. Just read the package instructions. Of course, the cheaper option is to simply use table sugar. I use a 1 to 4 part dilution. Seems to work well. I know I read that somewher...
by Alaydia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Limestone for formicarium?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Limestone for formicarium?

Not familiar with that stone, but something to consider. An ant nest needs to be hydrated. While you could probably carve out a lovely nest from that, is it porous enough that it can offer water to ants? In other words, if you poured water on one part of it, would the water sink in and spread to the...
by Alaydia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: New Home, new setup!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: New Home, new setup!

That is a queen alate, but I'm a bit confused by what you posted. You said you went out and found ants, are these just random ants you happened to catch? If that's the case, sorry to say that queen alate was just out for a stroll and is likely not fertilized. The best way to start a colony is to cap...
by Alaydia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: New Keeper, Ant Vivarium Setup Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: New Keeper, Ant Vivarium Setup Questions

I would hesitate in using any sort of stain, to be honest. C. Novae are probably the most common type of ant in my area, and they nest exclusively in untreated wood. If that's just because it's easier for them to dig out or if the stain is poisonous to them, I don't know, but they don't even touch t...
by Alaydia
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1609
Views: 311333

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I have a couple of C. Penns and will hopefully add another C. Novae once spring nuptual flights come along. So I plan on having three separate, different set-ups. So far, all the Spousal Unit has said is that if they escape into the house I'm in serious trouble. Not worried! As to your ants, I have ...