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by Wolfsong
Wed May 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

Thanks :)
by Wolfsong
Mon May 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

Okay, perhaps I can try that with mine too then. :) I had to move her from the bedroom today due to the hubs putting in an AC and not wanting her to get cold. She has a dark safe place in the den we never go to so she should be good for the next month without being bothered. After a few more weeks, ...
by Wolfsong
Mon May 28, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 5/25/18-Parma/MI/USA- Unwanted workers in child swing
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: 5/25/18-Parma/MI/USA- Unwanted workers in child swing

What would be the best way to remove them or encourage them to move out without having to use chemicals? I know Mikey mentioned vinegar at one point to destroy their scent trails, but would rinsing the inside of the swing with it work? (It is a hollow toddler swing.) I've already tried rinsing it ou...
by Wolfsong
Fri May 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 5/25/18-Parma/MI/USA- Unwanted workers in child swing
Replies: 3
Views: 191

5/25/18-Parma/MI/USA- Unwanted workers in child swing

USA/Michigan/Parma I have not caught these ants, I wish to remove them from my daughters swing so that they will not bother her. I had noticed some black winged ones around her swing, but they never bothered her so I ignored them since it was only a few. Then, this past week, I went to put her in he...
by Wolfsong
Fri May 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

Okay. Did it seem like your queen's production stemmed off while they were downstairs? I know limiting their protein intake and the heat would slow their numbers and allow for the die off to be greater then the birth rate, but i just figured i'd ask since I dont want to wear my queen down if/when I ...
by Wolfsong
Fri May 25, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

Are they a hard species to hibernate? I was thinking I wouldnt want to hibernate them, but the queen needs that time to recover from her egg laying.
by Wolfsong
Wed May 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

That makes me feel better, my bedroom can get pretty warm so I didnt wanna overheat her. Now just to figure out her feeding. Seeing as her eggs are so close to the opening end, I'm not wanting to toss any syrup in too soon.
by Wolfsong
Tue May 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

Update: I've recently had to move her tube from the drawer, as my daughter (2 year old) refused to stop getting into it. I'm not sure where to put her, but at the moment her test tube is in my bedroom, hopefully its dark enough and not too hot or cool.
by Wolfsong
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help Keeping Queen Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Help Keeping Queen Alive

I currently have a queen of the same species that I caught in my bathroom. I assume she came from the wild colony that lives in the mulch around the house. I think your set up should be great for the starter colony from everything I've researched, seen on the AntsCanada channel, and heard other enth...
by Wolfsong
Mon May 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen

I have, for many years around this time now, found large black lone ants in my bathroom. I'd identified them as camponotus pennsylvanicus from the queens last year, as well as some workers I found in my mulch during summer weeding along the side of the house. I've always moved the larger ants outsid...