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by KHandcock
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus larvae not pupating?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Camponotus larvae not pupating?

Hmm, interesting. They do seem relatively inactive, like they did last winter... maybe they just jumped the gun! Hopefully my lovely ladies will be all right and get back in business next spring. Thanks!
by KHandcock
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus larvae not pupating?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Camponotus larvae not pupating?

Hi all, I have a strange situation with my Camponotus novaeboracensis colony (caught June 2017, still in a test-tube setup that's attached to a test-tube portal for feeding.) The queen had about 12 workers at the beginning of the summer and laid a good-sized batch of eggs around the beginning of Aug...
by KHandcock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Dollar store flowers for outworlds
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Dollar store flowers for outworlds

Hey all, I loved watching the new video and it gave me lots of inspiration for when I get to set up my own outworld! But it occurred to me - is there anything to watch out for when picking dollar store products to use this way? Can any of them be toxic to the ants? Thanks in advance!
by KHandcock
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?
Replies: 20
Views: 2139

Re: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?

Thanks for letting me know! I'll rally my patience for a bit longer :-)
by KHandcock
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?
Replies: 20
Views: 2139

Re: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?

Hey, one more thought about this; any chance you could set it up so people can preorder the hybrid nests, and they'll just ship whenever they're ready? Not that I'm impatient or anything :-D
by KHandcock
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?
Replies: 20
Views: 2139

Re: Went are more Hybrid nest 2.0 coming out?

Ooh, excited to hear that! My camponotus queen will be ready to go into a formicarium in another few months and I've been hoping that the new hybrid would be ready in time :-D
by KHandcock
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Using large hybrid nest for a founding colony?
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Using large hybrid nest for a founding colony?

Hi there! The mention of the holiday special on the new hybrid nest in today's video is tempting me :-D However, the Camponotus colony I have is brand new - I'd be ordering the nest early because the earliest I can see it having enough workers to need a formicarium is next summer - and I'm not sure ...
by KHandcock
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Is this a queen?

Ah, too bad. I'll let her go back in the area I caught her, then. Thanks!
by KHandcock
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Is this a queen?

Hi all, I caught this lady tonight (August 22) in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada. I think she's a queen but I don't have a lot of experience at identification, so I'd appreciate both verification and a species ID if possible! She's about 10 mm long. She's speedy so these were the best pictures I ...
by KHandcock
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?

Thanks for the suggestion! I wasn't sure if that would work for the very initial stage.