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by idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Can rubbing alcohol be replaced with vodka?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Can rubbing alcohol be replaced with vodka?

rubbing alcohol +baby powder is less effective than plain dry baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball
by idahoantgirl
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Gear Packs & Complete Starter Kits
Topic: New to the hobby
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: New to the hobby

I'd actually say that raising ants is a very easy and quite un-time-consuming venture.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ants infested my room
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Ants infested my room

In a house, Pouring liquid everywhere isn't going to help. Diatematious earth is a safe way to be rid of them. It's perfectly harmless to humans and pets, but will exterminate the colony.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 395

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Definitely a queen. Looks to be camponotus
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 1000'th post
Replies: 23
Views: 1885

Re: 1000'th post

Loclan48 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Hey this might sound like a stupid question, but how do I make a post. All I know is how to reply :(
pick a forum, then a subforum, and click new topic.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Test tube cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Test tube cleaning

use a bbq skewer but break it so the jagged end is going into the tube. twist to remove. works great. after that is removed, i soak it in soapy water then use a new cotton ball, push it to the bottom of the tube and then use the bbq skewer again to get it out. this cleans the tube.
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Water in the outworld?
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Water in the outworld?

My new Lasius Niger colonies are still in the test tubes that they arrived in, I've connected them to very small outworlds & workers come out to feed. I tried to provide them water using a soaked cotton ball but it dries up really quickly. Do I need to provide them with water in the outworld or is ...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help on feeding ants in a test tube!
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Help on feeding ants in a test tube!

The drinking straw creates a more comfortable tunnel with less wind and light so they are less stressed
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help on feeding ants in a test tube!
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Help on feeding ants in a test tube!

Here is what I suggest you do. Use a one inch section of drinking straw wedged between the side of the tube and the exit cotton to act as a tunnel for your colony. Then place the whole tube in a tupperware container with a barrier. Then feed them in the outworld.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can paint scent kill my ants?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Can paint scent kill my ants?

What type of paint was used and how long ago was it applied?