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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: 35

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: 2
Views: 19

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: 22

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...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: brood boosting
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: brood boosting

Use a one inch section of drinking straw to wedge between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. This acts as a cozy tunnel. Then place the whole thing in an outworld with a barrier. Provide them with both protein and sugar. They are probably really need it at this point.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant Queen ID
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Ant Queen ID

Agreed
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Considering moving my queen to a small container, need advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 35

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

i have personally found Plain baby powder to worker better than when mixed with alcohol.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Moving your colony
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Moving your colony

it is possible. They will be a bit angry at the bumps in the road and all the stress, but they most likely would be alright. It would be best if you could have the nest on someones lap so they can hold it.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Solenopsis
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Solenopsis

This is why feeding ants in the tube is not recommended. It causes stress and mold outbreaks. Cover her tube so it's dark. Red photography paper is great. Take a one inch section of drinking straw and wedge it between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. This will act as a cozy tunnel for your ...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: brood boosting
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: brood boosting

I've tried this, although it was giving lasius eggs to tetramorium. Failed. My Tetramorium completely ignored the lasius eggs and just let the rot. Are you feeding your tetramorium? If she has workers then they should have access to an outworld with food in it. Otherwise I wouldn't worry about them ...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: A lot of beginner questions!
Replies: 5
Views: 22

Re: A lot of beginner questions!

Part 2: As far as species go... It all depends on where you live. If you live in the US, buying queens from across state borders is illegal. In most other countries its alright though. Check your laws. If you plan to catch your queen (which is so much more fun than buying) you don't get to pick whic...