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by CaseJ121
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species

Nightxwolf, I know and that's what makes them a pretty interesting species.
I have two queens now! One Solenopsis invicta and one trap-jaw. Trap-jaws are pretty interesting, not only because of their appendages, but because they're a recent addition to North Florida.
by CaseJ121
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Keeping a Formicarium Outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Re: Keeping a Formicarium Outside

That's not a problem in Florida. The shade will keep it cool enough and it never gets below freezing either.
by CaseJ121
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Keeping a Formicarium Outside
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Keeping a Formicarium Outside

List below some of your tips for keeping your colony in the outdoors. 1. Make sure predators or scavengers can't get in. Raise it up off of the ground and put a lid on it. 2. Keep it under a shelter so no rain can flood and drown your little citizens. 3. Change the food out more often so no other an...
by CaseJ121
Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Question about formicarium
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Question about formicarium

It really doesn't matter. If you want to get a Hybrid nest though, make sure it's for your breed. Just make sure that it's not too big for your ants. Otherwise, the ants will designate one of the chambers for graveyard, garbage, or poop. That could get moldy very quick.
by CaseJ121
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Substitute Deterrent
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Substitute Deterrent

Does anyone know of a good barrier besides Fluon, baby powder, and petroleum jelly? Those aren't exactly things I have laying around the house haha. I heard olive oil can work and I was thinkin baking powder or Chapstick might work. Not quite sure. List some ideas or things you know below.
by CaseJ121
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species

Now that I've done some observation, Solenopsis invicta makes up the majority of the colonies around here. Which is extremely ironic considering they're an imported species!
by CaseJ121
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species

Funny that you say that. They're all around my house and my friend just offered a queen to me :3
by CaseJ121
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species

I'm afraid the beach isn't an option for me. The gulf is about 45 min away and the Atlantic is about 1.5 hrs away. I can definitely check in grassy areas beside our pines though. We have a pond, a large yard, pines, and an old cow field (probably full of snakes of now). I did some research on niger ...
by CaseJ121
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Re: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species

Niger and neoniger. Thanks! Where should I begin looking to capture my first queen? I live beside a pine woods.
by CaseJ121
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Florida Nuptial Flights and Species
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

Florida Nuptial Flights and Species

Hello, I live in Northern Florida. I was wondering if anyone knew a good species that was having its nuptial flight about now. I'm an absolute beginner and would love something that doesn't bite haha. I recently captured a velvet ant, thinking it was a pogo, and had to release it *facepalm*. Any hel...