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by idahoantgirl
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: What to use for barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: What to use for barrier

ordered from most effective to least effective:
1. Insectaslip/fluon
2. dry baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball
3. baby powder plus rubbing alcohol applied very thinly with a paintbrush
by idahoantgirl
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Outworld with the heat barrier.
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Outworld with the heat barrier.

I like the idea! similar to the water moat idea but more effective. Interested in how it works out long term, how many casualties, and power outages.
by idahoantgirl
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Ant Barriers
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Ant Barriers

Options in order from least effective to most effective:

4.Vasaline-
3.Baby powder and alcohol mix applied with paintbrush
2.Dry baby powder applied with dry cotton ball
1.Fluon/Teflon/insectaslip


No. 2 is my favorite.
by idahoantgirl
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Should I feed my new queen?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Should I feed my new queen?

You should feed your colony as soon as the first worker arrives. Get a plastic drinking straw, cut off a piece about and inch and a half long. Wedge it between the side of your test tube and the cotton blocking the exit. This creates a cozy tunnel. Set it in a tupperware container with a barrier to ...
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Hello all!

Welcome! Tetramorium is not polygene species. While they may tolerate each other for a while, it'll end poorly.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: HELP! I have no idea what this (possibly) semi claustral queen is doing!
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: HELP! I have no idea what this (possibly) semi claustral queen is doing!

If you can, get her identified on the forum. Semi claustral queens are often confused with male drones.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: ant queens water???
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: ant queens water???

Nope, Plain water. Sugar water is a no go in founding test tubes.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant identification
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Queen ant identification

Tetramorium Immigrans
by idahoantgirl
Sun May 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Want to join the AntsCanada Team?
Topic: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Welcome! We have an overload of Tetramorium Immigrans here , they are quick growing, easy to keep, and easy to find in June.
by idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Can rubbing alcohol be replaced with vodka?
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Can rubbing alcohol be replaced with vodka?

rubbing alcohol +baby powder is less effective than plain dry baby powder applied with a dry cotton ball