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by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Need help identifying queen ant please
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Need help identifying queen ant please

Need pics, location,and measurements
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Multiple queens stopped laying eggs

Actually sugars keep the brood and queen alive, but protein is required for egg and brood development.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Eggs...
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Eggs...

Why do you need to manually transport them? If you are just moving a colony, let the queen move them. If you are brood boosting, then there may be other ways than manual.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead queen
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Dead queen

You cannot combine workers. your queen would be killed. You can however, brood boost. Just take the brood from the old colony and give it to the new one. They should accept it as their own.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Colony Not Growing
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: Colony Not Growing

They always go for new stuff so I think they will love it for the beginning. :D Btw you could also just try a dead fly, like freshly caught and then feed to the ants. What kind of fly? Houseflies are relatively dirty and tend to carry pesticides, which can be fatal and not recommended for your ants...
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant Foods
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Ant Foods

you can use this for their sugar, but it is also good to switch around between different sugar foods. Your ants will also need protein. Mealworms and crickets are great. Buy em from the pet store and store them in a mason jar in the freezer. This will kill them and also make them solid enough to cut...
by idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Moving Time Help Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Moving Time Help Needed

If you can connect the two with tubing, stop hydrating the old nest and keep the new one moist. It will probably take a while since soil holds moisture, but I would not recommend dumping it. All the brood would be lost and the queen could be damaged.
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

I would agree with a worker, but don't release her quite yet till you have a few more answers.
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Ants In Massachusetts. When do I catch them?
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Ants In Massachusetts. When do I catch them?

Camponotus are super suceptible to stress, so honestly the best thing you can do is leave her alone for a few weeks (not even a peek) and then see her progress
by idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen spreading her eggs randomly
Replies: 8
Views: 53

Re: Queen spreading her eggs randomly

Honestly I really think giving her food would just stress her out further. The very best thing you can do is leave her alone for several weeks (not even peeking) and check on her then.