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by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queens in Treasure Valley, Idaho
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Queens in Treasure Valley, Idaho

Hi everyone. My wife and I caught 11 queens on 8th July on the Treasure Valley area, close to Boise (Idaho). We kept all of them in test tubes and 10 of them layed eggs. This queens are aprox 10mm. They have redish lines on the abdomen. One of them died, we are guessing that she wasn't pregnant and...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: tetramorium journal
Replies: 52
Views: 3378

Re: tetramorium journal

My ants colony is basically the same size it was the last time I posted. They have stayed the perfect size to fit in my small lasius hybrid. This is mainly because I have been limiting their protein (part intentionally, part.... forgetting...) But it turns out that they are staying the right size. I...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus queen acting weird
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: Camponotus queen acting weird

I don't know if honey was organic or not, but my Tetramorium caespitum ants were eating it just fine. Guess what's good for T. caespitum may as well be poison to other ants. No, that should not be the case. If the sugar was fake, such as splenda, then that can kill them. Really, though, don't feed ...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

AntsDakota wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:01 am
I caught a second one and I already have one
You can, but separate them before they have workers.
Nah, they will still kill each other in most cases before workers hatched. The longest I could get them to work together was a week.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:01 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:15 am
Yeah I've done that experiment with this species. Did not go well. One of the queens will for sure die, and the other will most likely be injured or killed.
Oh man
Some species it works with, but not this one :)
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Would anyone in the Boise Idaho area like to purchase ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Would anyone in the Boise Idaho area like to purchase ants?

Medakotasperry wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:01 am
I am way interested if you still have them! If so shot me an email at sper.dako@gmail.com
You should probably PM him, otherwise it won't notify him.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Boise, Idaho queen ID
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Boise, Idaho queen ID

Medakotasperry wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:35 am
Idantgirl! Have any queens for sale?
No, I'm not part of the GAN project. I also haven't been collecting more queens than I need this year, so I don't have any extras :) Good luck hunting! It is likely that you can catch a Lasius Neoniger this September!
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Eggs Rotting?
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Eggs Rotting?

Thanks! Checked in last night and low and behold, I had 5 little niantics scurrying about the queen. Strangely enough I found them so adorable. Will give them till the end of the week so that they can harden, and introduce the AC Portal with some honeydew surrogate. Not sure which formicarium I wil...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant ID
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Ant ID

Need pics, location, and measurements.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Transporting Ants
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Transporting Ants

Michaelc95 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:17 pm
I live in New Jersey and I am moving an hour and a half away to Pennsylvania.
Hmmm.... Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but technically it is illegal to transport queen ants across state lines, even if that species is present in the other state...