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by jordonbigelow
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help identifying this queen.
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Help identifying this queen.

https://imgur.com/gallery/XU3JSoh

Hello guys, I caught this queen in Utah a couple weeks ago. I think it is. Camponotus but I am not sure. It is also really big. I am wondering if I could house this in an omninest small. It’s the only thing I have at the moment. What would be best for them?
by jordonbigelow
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Water for ants
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: Water for ants

I just took the tops of them off and was able to get them wet a lot easier. That way I wasn’t fiddling with the holes. I may have the newer model of omninest though. Maybe the older ones don’t have a cover you can remove. Thanks for the ideas though if I decide to not take the cover off.
by jordonbigelow
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Water for ants
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: Water for ants

Ok, that's what I thought. I just wanted to make sure. Those tiny little holes are for water? I soaked the sponges. I would think that it would be hard to soak those sponges if you just dropped water in those tiny holes. I have Tetramorium sp. Hopefully, they're not too crafty.
by jordonbigelow
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Water for ants
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Water for ants

Hello, I just bought the Omninest small. I put it together and hydrated the sponges. My question is, do I still have to have a test tube full of water and cotton for them to drink, or will they drink from the hydration sponges? Thanks in advance.
by jordonbigelow
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Tetramorium Queens caught!
Replies: 9
Views: 2013

Re: Tetramorium Queens caught!

at least 4 and a half months...is what was said earlier above. I will let you know in a few months time when mine are matured enough to move.
by jordonbigelow
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Tetramorium Queens caught!
Replies: 9
Views: 2013

Tetramorium Queens caught!

Hello,
I finally caught some queens during a nuptial flight a few days ago. I have a total of 4, and one of them already has a batch of eggs. About how long does is take for a colony to get big enough to be transferred to a formicarium set up? I just want to know so I can have one ready for them. :D
by jordonbigelow
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Utah - Salt Lake City - Tetramorium sp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: Utah - Salt Lake City - Tetramorium sp?

Do you think that it was too late in the year to find one of these though? Sorry I tried to take better pictures but that is as clear and close as I could get it.
by jordonbigelow
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Utah - Salt Lake City - Tetramorium sp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Utah - Salt Lake City - Tetramorium sp?

Hello everyone. I am new to ant keeping, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this small queen. I believe it is a Tetramorium sp. I caught her September 20th though, so I think that is very late for a Tetramorium sp. queen to be flying. So then I thought it might be a Crematogaster, ...