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by TheAura
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Non-Bug Protein Sources?
Replies: 34
Views: 7963

Re: Non-Bug Protein Sources?

Pavement ants seem to do just fine on "Big Beef Chevy" which is a meatstick similar to Slim Jim. However, ants probably would benefit from insects as they are more protein dense
by TheAura
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Non-Bug Protein Sources?
Replies: 34
Views: 7963

Re: Non-Bug Protein Sources?

Experimenting with slim jim and other meat sticks
by TheAura
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Tetramorium queen losing grip?
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Tetramorium queen losing grip?

Even when I only turn the test tube like 30 degrees she manages to slip when she is not on the cotton itself, however the workers hang on just fine.
by TheAura
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: This is a Tetramorium Immigrans colony right? + Carpenter Worker
Replies: 0
Views: 158

This is a Tetramorium Immigrans colony right? + Carpenter Worker

Carpenter Worker:
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(can anybody identify specifics?)
Tetramorium colony:
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by TheAura
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants other ants
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Feeding ants other ants

Now, this may sound strange but I have caught a carpenter ant worker a few weeks ago, mistakingly identifying it as a possible queen. For now I am keeping it in a plastic tupperware container with a test tube. There is very little chance of it finding its colony again since its been weeks and the s...
by TheAura
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Are tetramorium immigrans susceptible to stress?
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Are tetramorium immigrans susceptible to stress?

Whenever I have picked them up in their test tube to observe them they seem normal and whatnot. It seems they are unfazed by bright lights as well. I know all ants are susceptible to stress, but are these ants less susceptible? The colony has 18 workers and 10 brood (larvae/pupae). I still try to no...
by TheAura
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants other ants
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Feeding ants other ants

Now, this may sound strange but I have caught a carpenter ant worker a few weeks ago, mistakingly identifying it as a possible queen. For now I am keeping it in a plastic tupperware container with a test tube. There is very little chance of it finding its colony again since its been weeks and the sm...
by TheAura
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught A Tetramorium Immigran Queen Late
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Caught A Tetramorium Immigran Queen Late

You will have to feed the queen as she is well past her founding stage.
by TheAura
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: T immigrans journal
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: T immigrans journal

any updates?
by TheAura
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Workers dying, dead in nest.
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Workers dying, dead in nest.

try to move them back into the test tube, dry out their nest and make an entry point back into a test tube or make it somewhat uncomfortable fo rthem but not too uncomfortable, you want to make them move on their own accord you shouldn't have moved into that nest the colony is too small for that rig...