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by idahoantgirl
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Makes An Alate As Nanatic!!
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Queen Makes An Alate As Nanatic!!

It was most likely a drone. Sorry :( But keep us posted on what happens. I'm interested in how long the colony will last.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: temnothorax curvispinosus (PLEASE HELP)
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: temnothorax curvispinosus (PLEASE HELP)

Take a tupper ware container with rounded edges and apply dry baby powder. Use the drinking straw method to act as a tunnel, and then set the test tube in the outworld.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant barrier for Lasius sp.?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Ant barrier for Lasius sp.?

Fluon is supposed to be the best barrier out there. After that I would say plain baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball, no alcohol.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Help! Is this a Lasius Niger male or Queen.

Whlie the pic is fuzzy, the general shape looks like a queen.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Which barrier is best for TINY TINY ants
Replies: 12
Views: 67

Re: Which barrier is best for TINY TINY ants

I agree that baby powder when mixed with rubbing alcohol, is somewhat innefective for small species. My Tetramorium could cross it. However, plain baby powder, (no alcohol and applied with a dry cotton ball lightly) works incredibly well for my Tetra.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Not active
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Not active

They don't need to be active. As long as they have access to food in an outworld (not the tube itself) using the drinking straw method, they should be alright. If you think the tube is really dirty, you can move them, but likely you have time.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How mutch protine
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: How mutch protine

Never feed your ants house flies, or any insect from outside. They carry dangerous bacteria and chemicals. as far as how much protein goes, there isn't a formula. Every species and every colony is different with different needs at different times. You will be able to tell if they are uninterested in...
by idahoantgirl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: White legged ants
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: White legged ants

By that do you mean Technomyrmex albipes? or are you just guessing?
by idahoantgirl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Solenopsis
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Solenopsis

Camponotus is very susceptible to stress related issues, while other species like tetramorium and solenopsis more hardy.
by idahoantgirl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Pavement Ant Queen?
Replies: 10
Views: 44

Re: Pavement Ant Queen?

They shouldn't be housed together unless they are polygynous which I don't think Formica is. They will eventually fight to the death.