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by colo3000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

I have an interesting problem, not sure if it's minor, major, or nonexistent. I bought 20ft of clear vinyl tubing at Lowes, they don't sell it on the big spools, which means the only way to get it is pre cut to 10ft or 20ft. After buying the 20ft one 1/2in. O/D I got home cut it in half and ran war...
by colo3000
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: A Hybrid nest for small ants.......
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: A Hybrid nest for small ants.......

I was wondering if AntsCanada could make hybrid nests for ants such as Solenopsis molesta, Tapinoma melanocephalum, Brachymyrmex patagonicus, and so on. They would have small tunnels and small chambers, like they make in the wild. Also, it would be nice just to have micro holes that the ants can't ...
by colo3000
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Sugar Water Test Tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Sugar Water Test Tubes

Hello. This is going to seem like a weird question, but I have a test tube filled with sugar water and I have noticed over time that some of the cotton in the tube is coming off and floating in the water. Should sugar water best be served in a tray or could this just be something normal? Thanks for...
by colo3000
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0

I just got the new tetramorium hybrid nest 2.0, and I was wondering what the recommended hydration medium was for the nest. I used cotton balls on my old hybrid nest, but the hydration system has changed a bit and I’m wondering if cotton balls are still a good option.
by colo3000
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Heating Cable Warmth
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Heating Cable Warmth

AntsIkhlef wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:02 am
TheRealAntMan wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:16 am
A 15 watt cable will do just fine.
that i knew but itwas the degrees thati was more on after!
A 15 watt cable has a standard temperature, there’s 15 watts running through the cable hence the cable is a constant temperature equivalent to 15 watts.
by colo3000
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heating cable
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Heating cable

asummers wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:47 am
AntsCanada suggests a heating cable to speed up the process of ant production. What kind of cable is correct and where can I buy it?
This is the one I use. Zoo Med Reptile Heat Cable 15 Watts, 11.5-Feet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LQUZAM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6TMBBbYDCBX88
by colo3000
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Older fruit flies
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Older fruit flies

Allyme wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:13 am
I've placed them next to my ant colony in a dark place so idk what happend but i cant feed my ants with them right?
To be safe I would say don’t feed them to your ants, because they died so quickly that they could’ve been exposed to something.
by colo3000
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Older fruit flies
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Older fruit flies

Did you put the fruit flies in direct sunlight or something? They shouldn’t have died that fast.
by colo3000
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Photo issue
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Photo issue

Brice15 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:46 pm
When I take a photo and try to add it to an attachment it says file too long
You’ll have to upload it to a photo hosting website and link it here.
by colo3000
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My larvae is brown!
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: My larvae is brown!

The pupae turn brown when they’re near eclosing. Pupa darken as they mature and come closer to an adult ant.