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by SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Which is more humane
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Which is more humane

RespectforAnts wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:26 pm
Thats a good idea but then you have to hold the squirming thing and I dont know what I'd cut it with, but thank you for the advice.
A freezer would be more humane. Its like slowly falling asleep.
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Journal of Queens
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Journal of Queens

The workers finally arrived! Both the tetramorium queens have about 8 workers, though I noticed that one of them is very sluggish and not very active, maybe the exoskeletons have't hardened yet? I also checked on the camponotus and was pleasantly surprised that 2 of them had workers except for the ...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving and first feeding questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Moving and first feeding questions.

She has about 2 cocoons, 2 pupas, and (about) 13 eggs. But I can get the test tube I want them to move too close to them, so they won't have to move far. Whatever I feed them, how should I prepare it, should I crush It? Also, how long would you say it can take for them to move? As always, all answe...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Queen ant identification

Hi, I recently found a queen ant in Singapore at around 9 pm. https://ibb.co/jwGPJZ7 She is around 17 mm long from head to tip of wing. Can someone please help me identify the species of it, and if possible, if it is semi-claustral? Thanks! Please stick to ID format. It really helps with giving you...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Would love some help with getting an ID for this queen!
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Would love some help with getting an ID for this queen!

Hello, I would appreciate any help identifying this queen. I found her while at work (she crawled onto me then moments later tore her wings off while on my hand!) Size: 9.5mm When: Between 4-6 PM, August 1st, 2022 Where: Central Indiana, USA. Suburban town. At a grocery store parking lot with grass...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help With Queen Identification
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Help With Queen Identification

Found two different of queens. I would appreciate some help with IDing. Ant 1: I'm thinking it might be Temnothorax sp? Size: 3/16in. ~5mm When: 8/8/2022 Afternoon Where: Northern Illinois - semi-rural Appearance: Ant appears a golden color with a darker head and banded yellow gaster. Behavior: Fou...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.
Replies: 71
Views: 1658

Re: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.

Do you make sugar water just by mixing sugar into boiling water? And if so are there any ways I can make it more nutritious for my ants. You don’t need to boil. Just mix sugar and water until it dissolves. Here is this written by myrmecologist “ A completely defined synthetic diet for ants has been...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Prenolepis Imparis journal
Replies: 18
Views: 917

Re: Prenolepis Imparis journal

GyneNoob wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:09 am
Update picture. Colony is doing great. They are coming out of the test tube now.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PSU23KnaYjVWyJFr5

When is a good time to add a formicarium?
15+ workers, but makes sure they occupy a good portion of the ground space
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Ant Identification.
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Queen Ant Identification.

antperson24 wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:36 pm
Hay, found this queen this evening she is 6mm long. Photos:https://photos.app.goo.gl/auNvMkbv4T85YeBx7
I have no clue what she is, I have never seen her kind before so I hope she is something cool!
Solenopsis sp. Probably a theif ant species.
by SolenopsisKeeper
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving and first feeding questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Moving and first feeding questions.

First, can my queen and her one worker move all by themselves? I plan to move them from my homemade test tube to an AC test tube hooked up to a Test Tube Portal. Do I need more workers? I have been feeding them drops of honey, but when do I feed them a bug? I was thinking Meal Worms. Is that a good...