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by Austheboss
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Tetramorium Journal

Hey everybody! Here's a quick update. I'm leaving on vacation for two weeks, so I've left them in the care of a friend. He's just gonna put things right in front of their test tube, inside a small outworld. The first workers are here, with many more on the way! I've given them some honey, I saw the ...
by Austheboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Tetramorium Journal

I gave them both honey and protein and an outworld, but they weren't using it very frequently so I decided to just test tube feed them. It doesn't really matter, as they don't need an outworld right away, but I would recommend an outworld when they reach maybe 20 workers or so, but not later. You'r...
by Austheboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Tetramorium Journal

Good luck! My Tetramorium colony has about 15 workers, and the 3 queens have been getting along. (This is just a fluke. Don't try it at home, as it usually results in the queens killing each other.) Thanks! That sounds like an interesting experiment. Small question. Did you feed the ants inside the...
by Austheboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Tetramorium Journal

Hey guys! Last month, on July 11th, I caught one tetramorium queen. Now, almost exactly a month later, her first workers are about to eclose! I have had this species before, but sadly they did not make it to their first spring. I'm giving it another go, and documenting this time. Here's some photos:...
by Austheboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Idaho Tetramorium Queens
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Idaho Tetramorium Queens

smyhls wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:17 am
Yes, we thought that, too, and provided them with some honey. We picked them up about two weeks after the nuptial flights in our area.
Ah, okay.
by Austheboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help with my Camponotus Turkestan
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Help with my Camponotus Turkestan

Hi,
You're probably fine, the queen might just be helping out the young workers or something. I wouldn't worry too much about it :D Maybe try increasing the amount you feed them? They may just be more hungry.
by Austheboss
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Idaho Tetramorium Queens
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Idaho Tetramorium Queens

Are you feeding them? They will most likely die without workers, since you took them from an already established colony :/
by Austheboss
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Can you help me identify this queen ant
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Can you help me identify this queen ant

We're gonna need a closer picture of the queen, if that's possible.
by Austheboss
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?
Replies: 14
Views: 170

Re: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?

Yes it is, Congrats!!
It looks to be Formica Subsericea. Can someone confirm or give input? I'm not too sure.
by Austheboss
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Vaseline Barrier?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Vaseline Barrier?

Hi, I currently have a colony of Camponotus Pennsylvanicus with 15 workers. I've heard that vaseline/petroleum jelly works as a barrier, so today I pulled their test tube out of their outworld, applied the vaseline with a cotton ball, and re-covered the container. The ants seem to be able to walk ov...