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by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: guys i need help!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: guys i need help!!!!!!

Never feed inside the tube, even for semi claustral queens. Use a one inch section of drinking straw wedged between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. This will create a cozy tunnel for her. Then make sure the tube is covered snugly in either paper (black or red) or red photography "paper" (f...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Classroom Ants
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Classroom Ants

Here is a link to a site with a bit of info on them https://www.reddit.com/r/antkeeping/comments/83vbsa/catching_a_crazy_raspberry_ant_queen/ But in reality unless you have a gan farmer in your area, your going to have to catch a queen, in which case you get what you get. I would not reccomend Campo...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 285

Re: Tetramorium Journal

If I were you I would make sure their tube has a good amount of water in it (or move them to a new one if it doesn't) and hibernate them in the tube. That way you don't have to sorry about humidity and they won't soil your nest over the winter.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Warm up my queen with heating cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Warm up my queen with heating cable?

it could just be that she has been stressed from getting checked on too often. It's not necessarily that she hasn't mated. Campo. tends to have issues with stress
by idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

I think your problem is that young colonies don't like to travel far. I'm surprised they wanted to go even five feet.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants haven't been foraging!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Ants haven't been foraging!!!!

They could have been killed by pesticides of diseases that were carried on the spiders.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often should I feed my ants
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: How often should I feed my ants

GIve them access to an outworld via the drinking straw method. Never feed inside the tube. You really just play it by ear. when the honey dries out give em a new drop. also fruit flies are excellent for protein for young colonies.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: HELP

Please post good quality pics of your queen with measurements and location.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test Tube Water Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Test Tube Water Changes

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:49 am
You can use a syringe to inject water.
This will most likely cause flooding.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

It can take up to a week. Be patient.