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by idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Popular forms of natural pest control?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Popular forms of natural pest control?

Diatematious earth. I pretty sure I spelled that wrong but google will understand :lol: Its natural and won't harm pets.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: drowning
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: drowning

They are still covered in sticky fluid.You have got to put them in your hand and run them under lukewarm water.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: drowning
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: drowning

This happens pretty often. Take em out and run water over them. They should come to
by idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tetramorium queens
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Tetramorium queens

Leave her alone for a week with no peeking
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Best Hydration Medium for Hybrid Nest 2.0

Should be fine. You could also use paper towels folded up until they are the proper thickness.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: AHH, help please. First workers were not workers, but male alate? Is this normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: AHH, help please. First workers were not workers, but male alate? Is this normal?

This means that your queen never mated. Unmated queens either die, or only produce male aleates. This is somewhat uncommon. Can you take pictures for educational reasons? I've always been interested in this. I'm not sure how their lives will proceed or how long they will live. It would be great if y...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ant Stealing Diamond
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Ant Stealing Diamond

Just a little off topic ant vid for yall :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=jLLW7s2R4Ss
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Considering moving my queen to a small container, need advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Considering moving my queen to a small container, need advice.

Plain baby powder isn't that messy. It's best if you can apply it upside down, but it shouldn't be too big of an issue right side up. Use a dry cotton ball, dab it in some baby powder, shake off excess baby powder, and dab it onto the sides of the outworld. If your queen is fully claustral then she ...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: too dry in test tube?
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: too dry in test tube?

She looks fine. She doesn't have a need to move around a lot, so why would she? she wants to save energy.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: A lot of beginner questions!
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: A lot of beginner questions!

Well to put it in persepective, my tetramorium fill my 4" by 4" hybrid nest, and I estimate there are about 1,000 workers in there. My colony is 3 years old but I have kept them at the same size for a year. Mikey tried something like that with a fly trap thing. His ants figured out how to just crawl...