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by Drifter
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:03 am
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 answer...
by Drifter
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving and first feeding questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

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 ...
by Drifter
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Mold in test tube.
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Mold in test tube.

My test tube has a little mold on the cotton that is holding the water, is this a big problem? And if so, should I move them? My queen has one worker with her, so does that mean they could move? Any help will be much appreciated

Drifter.
by Drifter
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Test tube portal questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Test tube portal questions.

Thanks for the help! :D

Drifter
by Drifter
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Test tube portal questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Test tube portal questions.

After moving my colony into a Portal setup would it be ok to keep them on my ant table, not in a dark place? And would it be a good idea to put a cloth over the test tube? To make them feel more comfortable. And is putting a little dirt in the portal a bad idea, and if not, what are the benefits? An...
by Drifter
Mon May 30, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving colony after first nanitics into an AC tube.
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Moving colony after first nanitics into an AC tube.

Would it be a bad idea to move a queen and her first nanitics into an AC test tube? I have them in a plastic test tube that won't fit into the test tube portal I'm getting. If yes, how long should I wait before moving them?
by Drifter
Wed May 25, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Looking for Newhampshire sellers.
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Looking for ***** sellers.

I will check these out. Thank you for the help.

Drifter.
by Drifter
Wed May 25, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, have questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: New queen, have questions.

I'm not doing heat because I don't have a heat cable, but if you have any pro tips for a new ant keeper, that would be great, thanks for the help.

Drifter
by Drifter
Wed May 25, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Looking for Newhampshire sellers.
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Looking for Newhampshire sellers.

At first, I went through the GAN project, but the person I got in contact with didn't have any ants to sell, so if you live in NH ( preferably near concord) and have a queen and some brood to sell. I am willing to get in contact. A side note, I do have a queen I caught in my backyard, but I don't kn...
by Drifter
Wed May 25, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, have questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: New queen, have questions.

The space between the two cotton balls is about 5 inches. I can push the plug cotton ball in farther if that will make any difference.Thanks for the help.

Drifter.