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by Idahoantguy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Greetings from Boise, Idaho!
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Greetings from Boise, Idaho!

As far as tips, The VERY best thing you can do is watch all of AntsCanada's old tutorials. The new videos are...dramatic...and... some people really like that, but you will learn a TON from the old videos on their channel. Like almost everything you need to know. And then for the rest you come to t...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Greetings from Boise, Idaho!
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Greetings from Boise, Idaho!

Hey Grinshadows, Welcome to the forum, we actually have quite a few Idaho people here! I do have a few tips for ya... We mostly have tetramorium immigrans (pavement ants), but if you keep your eyes open you can spot some other species. You might still be able to find some flying now. My biggest tip ...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: Baby Powder Rubbing Alcohol Ratio?

Just so everyone knows, he recently said it’s a 1 to 1 ratio in a recent video
by Idahoantguy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Backyard Exploration
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Backyard Exploration

Those are some nice pictures! I’m not sure about your questions though
by Idahoantguy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: New GAN farmer!
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: New GAN farmer!

Hello everyone! I recently became a part of the AntsCanada GAN project as a farmer in Idaho. If you are from Idaho check me out! If you know anyone who would like a queen I can help them out. Thanks guys! Idahoantguy Congrats on Becoming a GAN Farmer! Thanks but, I’m not actually a GAN farmer anymo...
by Idahoantguy
Sun May 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What is your queen catching methodology?
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: What is your queen catching methodology?

Good your asking this! A lot of people don’t do this too well so... I usually go out any time of day. One major thing I watch out for is rain. When it starts to get humid or cloudy just watch out, and be prepared. I always try to keep a container of some kind with me as often as possible though just...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicariums for expanding colonies
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Formicariums for expanding colonies

Depending on how you use the containers, they should work. I currently have a Camponotus colony in a "Tubs and Tubes" setup. If you don't know what it is, it's basically a tub outworld with test tubes lined up in a row. don't give tem too many test tubes, though, as they might start molding. I got ...
by Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Can I feed my Ants This?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Can I feed my Ants This?

I’m pretty sure it’ll be good to eat, you just have to see what kind of food your ants like. In general though, fresh food is better than frozen.
by Idahoantguy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicariums for expanding colonies
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Formicariums for expanding colonies

Hello everyone, So this week I started pulling my ants out of hibernation, and a few of my colonies’ test tubes were running dry. After I got the first colony moved over I noticed that they seemed reluctant to all move in to the new tube like they had done in the past. They seemed to want to use the...
by Idahoantguy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ant Anesthesia Research
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Ant Anesthesia Research

idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:20 pm
yes... Please don't encourage the use of the freezer. New ant keepers will see it and decide to stick their ants in the freezer resulting in the death of their colonies.
Yea I think you have to get the timing just right for it to work. Probably not good for beginners.