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by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Great new outworld!
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Great new outworld!

Hello!! Thank you for sharing your great idea for an out world. I took your advice and went to 2 5below stores in my area. As of now I have 6 of those containers and am thinking of getting more. I figure I can attach a couple of these together at a time. I found tubing that plugs right in to the hol...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I be feeding newly hatched workers?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Should I be feeding newly hatched workers?

Hello all- I have 2 camponotus Queens caught this spring, 1 has over 10 workers with more hatching soon, the other with 4 workers and more hatching soon. I also have a Formica Queen caught last fall that had 5 workers before winter and now close to 15 workers and lots of eggs. I have fed all the col...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding new colony
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Feeding new colony

Hello everyone- All 3 of my colonies have about 15 or less workers, 1 colony with only about 4 workers. The colony with about 15 workers is a Formica, the other 2 colonies are camponotus. How often should I be feeding them and how much? I started with a small cricket every few days along with some h...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Possible nuptial flight today?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Possible nuptial flight today?

I'm in NW Ohio, it's rained all night and should stop sometime this morning and finally get into the the low 70s by this afternoon, anybody think any nuptial flights will start today?
by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 152
Views: 11086

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

It's been raining all night in NW Ohio, suppose to stop sometime this morning and get up to 70+, perfect time to find newly mated queens today?
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rehydrating test tibe
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Rehydrating test tibe

Hello everyone- I have my ants overwintering in the refrigerator; I check them every few weeks, and today I noticed the water was very low in the test tube. How should I go about getting more water into the tube? Should I just set up a new test tube? Considering they shouldn't be bothered too much d...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hibernating Formica
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Hibernating Formica

Hello all- This will be my 1st attempt at overwintering ants. I'm in NW Ohio. I believe it is a Formica species. I don't really have a place to put them, so I wrapped black tape around the front of the test tube and placed it on a north facing windowsill. The windows weren't installed correctly, so ...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help identifying queen
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Need help identifying queen

Can anyone help identify these ants? Caught 3 of them today (1st pic), and found this nest (2nd pic) with similar queens and smaller males coming out with wings; I live in northern Ohio. http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q380/guerolindo72/IMG_1414_zpskgjnhhjf.jpg http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New family not eating
Replies: 3
Views: 289

New family not eating

Hello all. My queen that I caught at the beginning of August finally had 5 daughters that were born about a month ago. Since then I've put the test tube in a very basic outworld, however, they do not leave test tube. As a food tray, I use a lid of of a pill bottle and have placed honey, different me...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Could this be a Formica queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Could this be a Formica queen?

Does anyone know if this is a Formica queen? I found her trying to scurry along the pavement next to a flower garden right before a rain storm. As soon as I picked her up she started bending in half, messing with the tip of her abdomen. She did not have wings when I found her. I live in NW Ohio. htt...