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by RubyAntKeeper77
Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus Castaneus Catching Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Camponotus Castaneus Catching Tips

It changes every year and it’s hard to tell, there is no perfect temperature or humidity.

They tend to fly around dusk or dawn.

If you want to you can keep a record of all of your experiences that can help you to learn about your area. (What I do.)

Good Luck!
by RubyAntKeeper77
Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus Castaneus Catching Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Camponotus Castaneus Catching Tips

Watch the AntsCanada video if you can. He explains most of it.

Here is the link.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WfaK8TvM0qA&t=362s&pp=ygUaYW50c2NhbmFkYSBudXB0aWFsIGZsaWdodCA%3D
by RubyAntKeeper77
Tue Sep 19, 2023 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to raise Carpenter Ants to large numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: How to raise Carpenter Ants to large numbers

That diet should have been perfect.
by RubyAntKeeper77
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:07 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Should I move my colony in a formicrariam yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Should I move my colony in a formicrariam yet?

I can’t see them very well but I think wait a half week then attach a VERY small nest that they can expand.

Nice colony. 8-)
by RubyAntKeeper77
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to raise Carpenter Ants to large numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: How to raise Carpenter Ants to large numbers

My guess is that the queen got stressed and the workers got mites or a disease that killed them or they just got old. And the eggs were killed before they could hatch. If you still have the bodies check and see if they have mites. I think that having a different colony might work better. But I don’t...
by RubyAntKeeper77
Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:37 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: pavement ant colony not eating honey
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: pavement ant colony not eating honey

The queen and the workers need the protein the most, give them a little carb amount like 1 time a week. For the meet just keep giving them it every time they finish the last. Once they do the same thing with the carbs. The colony knows what it need so supply both if they are interested or decrease i...
by RubyAntKeeper77
Fri Sep 15, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to raise Carpenter Ants to large numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: How to raise Carpenter Ants to large numbers

She was probably infertile. Try with a different queen.
by RubyAntKeeper77
Tue Sep 12, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Growth rate

How fast you would like your colony to grow.
by RubyAntKeeper77
Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:19 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Growth rate

Please pick the amount of growth in a colony you like.