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by Antlover84
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with an ant quandary!
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Need help with an ant quandary!

So several weeks back I caught two ant queens in my backyard, and I.D.'ed them as Camponotus queens. Here's the backstory on all of that: http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5689 In that last post, I said things get complicated if they lay eggs. Well, I forgot that box even existed for ...
by Antlover84
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught 2 Queens! Back in the game!
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Caught 2 Queens! Back in the game!

It's been a loooong time since I last posted on this forum, or even thought about ants, but a golden opportunity presented itself last evening. I was out watering some of the plants in the back yard, when I noticed something crawling on the patio. An ant queen! I went inside, quickly grabbed a jar, ...
by Antlover84
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: MOLD CRISIS!
Replies: 2
Views: 869

MOLD CRISIS!

I put a banana slice in my ant hill a few days ago, and now it is EXPLODING with mold! What should I do? I can't reach it, and I know the mold will only get worse! Will it hurt my ants in a huge open space? Will they eat the mold? I don't want to lose ants! :o :o :o
by Antlover84
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Harvester Ant Farm!
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: Harvester Ant Farm!

No, because they are growing outside of the ant hill, not inside. I also haven't done any updates because things have kinda stayed pretty samey!
by Antlover84
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Harvester Ant Farm!
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: Harvester Ant Farm!

Days 8 & 9 Have been the site of a LOT of progress! I have yet to see the ants cut down more stalks of the plants, maybe it's because the plants CONTINUE to grow! :o i'm just in shock that these plants have grown in the bottom of my little ant hill! What is good about these plants though, is that th...
by Antlover84
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: W1Z25's Camponotus pennsylvanicus #1 Journal (first colony!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: W1Z25's Camponotus pennsylvanicus #1 Journal (first colony!)

This is so cool! I hope to raise a colony like this next spring when I go looking for queens. I wish you the best of luck!
by Antlover84
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Harvester Ant Farm!
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: Harvester Ant Farm!

I missed day 3 in the last explanation, just wanted to confirm that's a typo. Day 7 is finally here!! One week of my little ant colony! I think it's fitting that the most startling development happened on their on week anniversary. What is this startling development you ask? It is that my ants have ...
by Antlover84
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: GAN in Manitoba
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: GAN in Manitoba

What kind of queen is she? Some queens can take egg laying breaks for up to 3 months.
by Antlover84
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: "Natural Nest"? A noob needs help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: "Natural Nest"? A noob needs help!!!

I think uncle Milton farms connected is not a good idea because of that u can't hydrate the nest... I think u should be able to do this... Do you mean not be able to provide water to the ants, or provide a hydration gradient? You could put a test tube of water in one of the outworlds for water, but...
by Antlover84
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: "Natural Nest"? A noob needs help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: "Natural Nest"? A noob needs help!!!

A few bits of advice, firstly about a natural formicarium. If you REALLY want a dirt formicarium, you're better off buying one of the old fashioned dirt ant farms, and linking a couple together or something like that. But I would advise against a dirt formicarium for many reasons. The first and most...