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by BuckeyeAntLover
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Test tube cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Test tube cleaning

Hello everyone- Does anyone have good tips on cleaning used test tubes? Also, is there an easier way to remove the cotton from the test tubes? Some of mine are pushed so far back into the tube that I can't remove them. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks!! Jeff
by BuckeyeAntLover
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Am I doing something wrong?

Hoping someone can shed some light on to these 2 issues. Recently I've noticed a lot more dead ants in my 3 colonies. One is a Formica that I caught a year ago, and the other 2 are camponotus that I caught this spring. Do you think they are the 1st workers dying at the end of the season? The Formica...
by BuckeyeAntLover
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Great new outworld!
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

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: 431

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: 243

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: 536

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: 180
Views: 23719

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: 367

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: 461

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: 648

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/...