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by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Formica ignoring food
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Formica ignoring food

BTW I've had people tell me since their establishe'd they probably need a foraging are and I plan to give them one once I get back home from school in a week but for now I feed them their test tube. I've heard people have success with that too. Could it be the need to forage? Or something else? Cuz ...
by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Formica ignoring food
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Formica ignoring food

Have two formica colonies of the same species that I caught. They both ate honey their first meal with me, but now one colony is not eating. I've feed fruit flies and cricket legs both but one colony loves it and digs in and the other barely touches it and are very skittish when food comes, freaking...
by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ants not accepting protein sources
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Ants not accepting protein sources

Thanks thats good info! Ill make sure to freeze them then and avoid protein powder. Thanks. I actually was able to steal some of my friends petstore cricket supply for his rats. Just fed my ants some cricket leg. One colony is enjoying it and tearing into it. The other are alarmed and trying to tear...
by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Outworld as a formicarium?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

Well the grout is so they don't nest where I don't want them to nest and shouldn't mold or cause health problems. The soil or sand will be in the section I want them to nest, mainly up against the glass to view them.
by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Outworld as a formicarium?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Outworld as a formicarium?

I'm gunnar try it with one of my personal F. pallidefulva queens. She doesn't have the numbers to move into a formicarium yet but I'm planning ahead. Mostly it's to save money on a formicarium and outworld. I think AntsCanada did it with one of the Solenopsis geminata satellite nests.
by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Outworld as a formicarium?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Outworld as a formicarium?

Can I house a colony in an outworld? I'm thinking of creating an outworld with grout and having a small formicarium sized thin section of area blocked off and then after the grout hardens fill that area with sand so that they can dig their own nest. That way I can view their nest against the glass a...
by PhatGaster
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ants not accepting protein sources
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Ants not accepting protein sources

I don't have access to crickets or meal worms untill next week so I been offering the colony I captured a few week's back spider legs and other ants but they don't take to it. I also tried emergency protein fix I found online with sugar water and protein powder. I need them to survive the week and I...
by PhatGaster
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How long should observe ants
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: How long should observe ants

2 workers in one, 4 workers in another.
by PhatGaster
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Queen East Lansing
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: ID Queen East Lansing

I'm sorry :shock: I just now researched what sp. means taxonomically. I'm going to assume my queen is Formica pallidefulva after all. Thanks for all the help! :D
by PhatGaster
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How long should observe ants
Replies: 3
Views: 506

How long should observe ants

I know I shouldnt bother my queens all that much and leave them be to be in peace and dark and not stress them out but my new formica queen and her workers seem to be very tolerant of light. It took forever for them to change tubing when I caught them, and when trying to get them away from the openi...