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by idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Just Another Newbie?
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Just Another Newbie?

agreed. Watch AntsCanada's video on this species. Its new scientific name is Tetramorium Immigrans. Also, one tip: When your colony gets to the point that they need an outworld, the only barriers that work are fluon and dry baby powder. (not mixed with rubbing alcohol.) I used baby powder + rubbing ...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: New Queen Crematogaster ?
Replies: 4
Views: 15

Re: New Queen Crematogaster ?

Crematogaster ? She is 1.4 cm's long, Found today. Southern Ontario https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_2ayU6TTG9DZ2RtM3Jja0tXdWtkM2tLV3lUMlVvNDVZZkc0 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_2ayU6TTG9DZnNJd19zVHJhSkwxUGt2RHJyQUxaXzJLQ1hz I'm leaning towards Formica, but we need a pic from above to iden...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Camponotus Trouble

Hello it is me again! Well as I asked last time about the test tube issue it has been resolved...But she has refused to move. I counted that she had laid 5 eggs. After connecting her test tube with a clean one I put her back in a dark place. To my horror I have seen only 2 eggs that she is tending ...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queens in Treasure Valley, Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Queens in Treasure Valley, Idaho

Thanks so much for all of that information! We put them inside the tubes with red celofan but also we keep them covered with a cloth on a shoe box, so i guess they are gonna be fine. About the food, we were thinking of putting a bit of honey but since you have the experience with them i will wait u...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Concerned about keeping ants in my home.
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Concerned about keeping ants in my home.

DeeJayX wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:52 pm
I'm sure it dose not get to freezing. If it did there would be busted pipes every winter. Just not sure if the ants would be as worm in a formicarium as they would be deep in the ground.
If you can stand how cold it is, then it is definetly fine.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Concerned about keeping ants in my home.
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Concerned about keeping ants in my home.

My biggest worry is the winter. I think the local ants make there nest deep enough under ground that they dont freeze. But in a formicarium I'm afraid they will freeze to death. My house is old and the heater only worm a few feet around it. I know some ants can live through a freezing but I'm havin...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help: Our queen just died - Messor Barbarus
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Need help: Our queen just died - Messor Barbarus

My daughter had her fisrt Messor Barbarus colony for a few months, but today our queen ant sadly died. It is a small colony yet, with about 30 ants and a few eggs and pupae. Is it possible to REPLACE a queen? Can we buy another qeen and introduce it to the colony? As begginners, any help will be mo...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Just Another Newbie?
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Just Another Newbie?

It would be great if we could get a view from above, but with the pictures we have I would say Tetramorium Immigrans.
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hey new from Edmonton Alberta!
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Hey new from Edmonton Alberta!

Hey everyone, this is a bit of a change for me as I'm a huge fish fanatic but seen AntsCanada YouTube channel and fell in love with the idea of trying to get my first queen. Amazingly today at the end of work what I believe to be a queen literally started crawling right infront of me. So I managed ...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queens in Treasure Valley, Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 61

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...