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by KHandcock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Dollar store flowers for outworlds
Replies: 0
Views: 132

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: 19
Views: 1229

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: 19
Views: 1229

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: 19
Views: 1229

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: 437

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: 234

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: 234

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: 657

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.
by KHandcock
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Frozen or freeze dried bloodworms as first protein source?

Well, to my delight my Formica queen has her first worker by her side! I have a test tube portal on its way, and I know there's no rush, so when that arrives I'll use that as a place to feed them. Our local pet store doesn't carry feeder flies, just crickets, and I figure those are probably too big ...
by KHandcock
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Questions re. starting a colony in an Omni Nest
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Questions re. starting a colony in an Omni Nest

Now that I've had some help from the folks in the species ID forum, I know for sure the first colony going in will be a Formica species - Batspiderfish thought probably podzolica. I also have a Camponotus novaeboracensis queen but I think when she needs a formicarium I might get the hybrid nest for ...