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by idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Classroom Ants
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Classroom Ants

Scientific name: Nylanderia fulva
by idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding earthworms??
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Feeding earthworms??

If your speaking of plain earth worms from a shop, I imagine it would be safer, but I've also heard that earth worms just aren't very nutritious for ants.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Mysterious Shower Ant
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Mysterious Shower Ant

Not sure about the species, but it looks like a fully claustral queen. You should try to move her into a dark, proper test tube setup. If you can't get your hands on a test tube, try a local flower shop and ask for water piks. They are used for individual flowers and can work fine. Since she appears...
by idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: BRAND NEW, Lasius alienus Queen in Tube
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: BRAND NEW, Lasius alienus Queen in Tube

Make sure you have them in an outworld with the drinking straw method. They need food. Yeah I would hibernate them in the tube if i were you. Also I wouldn't reccomend moving them into an uncle milton farm. They just aren't suited for long living colonies. If you can get a hybrid nest that would be ...
by idahoantgirl
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: lasius workers
Replies: 5
Views: 24

Re: lasius workers

A large colony of fire ants could do it, but other than that, I wouldn't try it
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: 29

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: 33

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: 5
Views: 54

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: 3
Views: 40

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...