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by Sethinski
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 134
Views: 24371

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

I just got into ant keeping recently and was unable to find any queens, but adopting with GAN so looking forward to next year! Are there any ant species that have nuptial flights past/around this time of year? I'm my area around grand junction at least, nuptial flight only happens once a year aroun...
by Sethinski
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Natural formicarium
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Natural formicarium

Make sure you research how to properly do a natural nest, you will have a lot more success of you incorporate layers in the ground like a drainage layer and such. But in terms of a digging medium i have had dirt that I dug up outside my house work, you just want to make sure it's clean and pesticide...
by Sethinski
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help identifying ant? Send help! :D
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Need help identifying ant? Send help! :D

Definitely a queen, hard to tell species as I'm not from Singapore but I would guess a formica species or maybe camponotus? They most noticeable thing though is she still has wings so she might not be mated. I would keep her for about a week maybe 2. If she doesn't lay any eggs i would release her.
by Sethinski
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?

Put her in a test tube setup for sure if you haven't yet, that's where you take a test tube and fill it halfway with water than block it with a cotton ball than put they queen in and block her in with a cotton ball. Once she is inside one, take the test tube that she is in and put it in a dark warm ...
by Sethinski
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Formica Subsericea Queen (Supposedly)
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: New Formica Subsericea Queen (Supposedly)

Really for this species care is pretty typical for ants. The main thing I have noticed with them is they grow fairly quick for there size. Also they don't like for synthetic protein sources such as fish pellets. So be sure they get a lot of insects. Other than that they make for great pet ants!
by Sethinski
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Killing cockroaches for food
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Killing cockroaches for food

I have a Dubia cockroach colony that I used as feeders for my pets but as most of them go to a large reptile, I don't kill them first. So my question is, how would I kill them in a way that the ants could consume them easier? Sorry if this question has already been asked i just don't know.
by Sethinski
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?

Looks like Formica Subsericea to me. These ants given ample care so really well in captivity. I find them to show a lot more personality than species like Tetramorium and other smaller ants.
by Sethinski
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

Re: Is this a Queen Ant? If so what species?

Ahh that's a beautiful queen! Where did you find this queen, like in what state or country.
by Sethinski
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: AntsCanada Announcements, Promos, Contests, Events
Topic: AntsCanada ANT FLAG CONTEST (2 yr Anniversary of ACAF)
Replies: 722
Views: 119103

Re: AntsCanada ANT FLAG CONTEST (2 yr Anniversary of ACAF)

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A Flag for the massive Dark Knights
And Happy 2 years Forum
by Sethinski
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Announcements, Promos, Contests, Events
Topic: AntsCanada ANT FLAG CONTEST (2 yr Anniversary of ACAF)
Replies: 722
Views: 119103

Re: AntsCanada ANT FLAG CONTEST (2 yr Anniversary of ACAF)

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Sorry this is a reupload did not work the first time
But this is a flag for the powerful Fire Nation