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by Barfdog
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: how long does it take for fire ant eggs to become fire ants
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: how long does it take for fire ant eggs to become fire ants

I got a fire ant queen on June 19 but no ants still how long does it take? Hello, it can normally take a month to a month and half. Solenopsis is a very aggressive and fast growing species so they should take off soon. Has your queen shed her wings? Do you see any eggs? I would try to leave her alo...
by Barfdog
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer
Replies: 58
Views: 4635

Re: Soon to be Arizona GAN farmer

Anyone from Arizona that would be interested in springtime. I plan to have queens to sell by Early March at the soonest I hope, but some depending on the species might want to give them a few months to whip up some niantics. So anyone in Arizona, I'm in the phoenix area and willing to travel lets s...
by Barfdog
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Switching test tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Switching test tubes

Thanks for the reassurance. Most of my worry comes from all the failures I've had in the past. I guess I'm just getting tired of getting attached to an awesome specie or colony only to have fate and unfortunate mishaps occur. Thanks for the reassurance though, check out my other post about this enor...
by Barfdog
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: In awe at the size of this lass, absolute UNIT
Replies: 1
Views: 115

In awe at the size of this lass, absolute UNIT

I'm sorry ACFAM, I haven't shared with you enough about my Camponotus Laevigatus queen who is one of the largest gals I've ever seen. Last year when I was catching them I was almost intimidated by the size, and there FAST, the workers are VERY FAST. But anyways this girl is in the ballpark of 22-24M...
by Barfdog
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Switching test tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Switching test tubes

I'm sure I've made a post about something similar to this in the past. However, some aspects are different now. I have a Camponotus Laevigatus queen and she has had her first workers and is on her first full year with me(caught last May). She's an absolute UNIT, and is very special to me. Her test t...
by Barfdog
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Help me secure my Founding Formicairum
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Help me secure my Founding Formicairum

Hello, just running into a bit of an issue with my Brachymryrmex Patagonicus colony. They're so small they can squeeze through the millimeter spacing in between the glass. I'm wondering how I can secure the formicarium so they can't get out. I also don't think the queen can get out so they won't be ...
by Barfdog
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Hello!

Hello, great your getting into the hobby. For starters I would get basic necessities like Test tubes. Start with 5 or so. Always carry some kind of little container on you. Tonight for me I caught three queens leaving work(I didn't have a container so I had to use a soda cup tonight and hope they di...
by Barfdog
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Arizona (Phoenix) Nuptial Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Arizona (Phoenix) Nuptial Flight

Noticed a Nuptial flight this evening in Phoenix. Even though it hasn't rained in awhile I found many queens near my work in the Phoenix, Paradise valley area. Mostly saw Brachymyrmex species. I saw some Solenopsis Males as well. Be on the lookout near florescent lights that turn on when the sun goe...
by Barfdog
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Question about Nuptial flight and Drought
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Question about Nuptial flight and Drought

Hello! I live in a very hot area with temperatures reaching 120 degrees F. It hasn't rained in months and I'm wondering if nuptial flights would still occur. Its monsoon season now but it still has yet to rain so I've been discouraged to look for more queens. There are many colonies in my area and I...