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by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Help my queens!
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Help my queens!

Flower shops have something called waterpiks. They work alright.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What and When should I feed my colony?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: What and When should I feed my colony?

When the first worker arrives provide them with an outworld via the drinking straw method. Don't worry if they don't forage right away. It will take some time. As far as how much, you just kind of eyeball it. Give them a drop of something sweet in the outworld, and when it dries out, give them anoth...
by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is my queen alright?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Is my queen alright?

It almost looks to me like she was in the process of laying an egg, but I'm not sure. you should not be checking on her every day. Only once every week - 2 weeks. Also ants can take up to a week or two to lay eggs, so don't worry about it.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What else do ants forage for?
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: What else do ants forage for?

Never feed your ants in the tube. This causes stress and mold outbreaks. Use the drinking straw method. Take a one inch section of drinking straw and wedge it between the side of the tube and the exit cotton. this provides a cozy tunnel for your ants. Then place the whole setup in an outworld and on...
by idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Best ant barrier?
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Best ant barrier?

Most effective is diluted fluon. (also the most expensive) After that dry baby power (no rubbing alcohol). This stuff has worked great for all my colonies.
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: guys i need help!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: guys i need help!!!!!!

Never feed inside the tube, even for semi claustral queens. Use a one inch section of drinking straw wedged between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. This will create a cozy tunnel for her. Then make sure the tube is covered snugly in either paper (black or red) or red photography "paper" (f...
by idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Classroom Ants
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Classroom Ants

Here is a link to a site with a bit of info on them https://www.reddit.com/r/antkeeping/comments/83vbsa/catching_a_crazy_raspberry_ant_queen/ But in reality unless you have a gan farmer in your area, your going to have to catch a queen, in which case you get what you get. I would not reccomend Campo...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tetramorium Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 333

Re: Tetramorium Journal

If I were you I would make sure their tube has a good amount of water in it (or move them to a new one if it doesn't) and hibernate them in the tube. That way you don't have to sorry about humidity and they won't soil your nest over the winter.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Warm up my queen with heating cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Warm up my queen with heating cable?

it could just be that she has been stressed from getting checked on too often. It's not necessarily that she hasn't mated. Campo. tends to have issues with stress
by idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: Is Vinyl tubing Toxic?

I think your problem is that young colonies don't like to travel far. I'm surprised they wanted to go even five feet.