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by Geffbro
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: My first Ant Keeping - What to feed now I have my first workers.
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: My first Ant Keeping - What to feed now I have my first workers.

Freshly smooshed fruit flies are what my ants always accept, and honey for sugar source.
by Geffbro
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Fruit fly trap question
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Fruit fly trap question

An update if anyone goes the fruit fly route. I took some plastic container a sandwich came in from the store (like this http://www.uscasehouse.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/940x587/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/4/3424XX_11.JPG ), put a piece of banana inside and left it on my porch! ...
by Geffbro
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Fruit fly trap question
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Fruit fly trap question

Word on the internet is the most effective automated fruit fly trap is vinegar + dish soap in a container. Has anyone tried feeding fruit flies caught in such a manner to their ants? I ask because i assume dish soap soaked flies might be bad to consume, i guess im wondering if its possible to wash t...
by Geffbro
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: NEW Camponotus colony diet
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: NEW Camponotus colony diet

I too have a new camponotus colony, 4 workers. They seem to 100% accept and hoard any fruit flies i give them. I've dropped 10+ into the test tube portal their tube is connected to today and they pick up each one and bring it back to the water cotton and store it where all the eggs and whatnot are. ...
by Geffbro
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID

http://i.imgur.com/qfXTUNQ.jpg mm ticks on ruler so non antenna body length is 9mm unique aspect is one of the middle of the 3 bands on the gaster (appears slightly greyer in photo as if its light reflection, but isnt!) is actually see-through. First ID post, if you would like me to take different ...
by Geffbro
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: It's not recommened to dig up ants but I have... How can I tell if ants have a queen or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: It's not recommened to dig up ants but I have... How can I tell if ants have a queen or not?

First of all, you are leaving a paper trail for the police to find when you eventually become a serial killer, because I'm hearing some psychopathic stuff in here. Aside from that, i remember watching a video about an abandoned ant nest they filled with concrete and excavated, and it was craaaaazy h...
by Geffbro
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen stopped laying eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Queen stopped laying eggs

My tetramorium queen with ~30-40 workers that i caught last year during summer, hibernated for months during winter. Upon coming out of hibernation a month ago, there have been no new eggs, even though they appear to be healthy (moving around, havent died yet!). They have water, honey, sugar water, ...
by Geffbro
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can you feed liquid protein
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

Re: Can you feed liquid protein

smash up my crickets and mix with water, i wonder if that would dissolve correctly and if it would transfer through cotton... guess its time for science!

and currently there are no larva to my knowledge, only very tiny white eggs in a cluster, not sure of those guys can utilize solid food or not
by Geffbro
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can you feed liquid protein
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

Re: Can you feed liquid protein

lets assume i dont have insect blood laying around, because my freeze dried crickets dont likely have liquid blood in them, and its winter so theres not many insects to catch plus people say dont trust wild insects due to pesticides. I'm kind of worried that my ~35-40 worker tetramorium colony in a ...
by Geffbro
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Ant Farmers in Vancouver, BC?

Yo, im in vancouver also, just started this year by catching a tetramorium queen.

There isnt much to do right now but come spring i hope we can coordinate ant sightings and find out which parks have which ant species! I would really like to have carpenter ants too because I hear they are huge.