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by Blargo
Wed May 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Nylanderia colony suddenly lethargic
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Nylanderia colony suddenly lethargic

I caught a Nylanderia colony a couple of weeks ago with roughly 300 workers, and I was keeping them in a large tub with a large test tube inside it that they moved into. I got an AntsCanada outworld and transferred the colony into it, and they very quickly set up a next underneath a pile of moss, le...
by Blargo
Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Request - Oklahoma City, OK, USA - 5/10/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 160

ID Request - Oklahoma City, OK, USA - 5/10/2019

Hello! I found this existing colony living inside the holes of some house bricks I had stacked up. I needed to move them, and upon discovering the colony, I transported it to a tub and gently removed the ants from the bricks. Since the pictures were taken, I've managed to get them to move into a cou...
by Blargo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Request South Oklahoma 3/25
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: ID Request South Oklahoma 3/25

Hitch3 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:23 pm
They are definitely not Consobrinus, as they are to dark around the thorax and gaster. Consobrinus are a far more lighter orange.
That is definitely a Camponotus genus though.
Camponotus sansabeanus! Habitat and description lines up.
by Blargo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Request South Oklahoma 3/25
Replies: 2
Views: 412

ID Request South Oklahoma 3/25

https://imgur.com/a/K9yyT Caught in south Oklahoma o nthe north side of Lake Texoma on 3/25/18. Nest was on the ground in sandy soil, surrounded by what looked like carpenter ant swarmers. Roughly 19mm major length, 12mm workers. Orange-red body with large, black head. Back half of the gaster is da...
by Blargo
Sat May 27, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Inquiry

Maybe The Substrate Isn't Suitable For Them Then, Based On What You've Stated. Also, It Wouldn't Ideal To Feed Ants With Live Prey. Yes, that's what I'm starting to think, I just don't know why it isn't. I only added the fruit flies as a test to see if they'd die though. I crush them with tweezers ...
by Blargo
Sat May 27, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants

The out world is just the one that comes with the small Vertical Omni Nest. 9"x4.5"maybe? It's peculiar now because after another day, the ants don't seem to be dying from exposure that I can tell. The fruit flies that are in there are still alive as well.The workers seem to do everything they can t...
by Blargo
Fri May 26, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants

I have used grout to make multiple nests and multiple out worlds and have never had this problem. I honestly don't know what the problem is. I have a colony of Tapinoma sessile living in a grout nest as we speak, approx 100 workers, queen and lots of brood. So I soaked it for a day in water and dec...
by Blargo
Mon May 22, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants

It's possible some of the materials used were toxic. Hm. I used aquarium sand and rocks, so I don't think it'd be them. The only thing that I would think could be the issue is the grout, but it's the same grout I've seen in tutorials. Frustrating! I think I'll try soaking the whole thing for a day ...
by Blargo
Sun May 21, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Crematogaster Outworld Killing Ants

Hey, everyone! Last time I posted, I had just caught my queens in September. 4 of them have produced nanitics, and I have 3 of them with about 20 in test tubes. I figured it was time to set up an outworld because they'll surely be getting to that point in the next few weeks. I have a vertical Omni N...
by Blargo
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Crematogaster Queens Without Eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Crematogaster Queens Without Eggs

I caught 6 Crematogaster sp. queens in mid-September in Oklahoma City. They have been kept in test tube set ups since then in a warm, dark area. I transferred them to new test tubes when they started running out of water and getting dirty. They haven't laid any eggs yet. Is this fairly normal? I've ...