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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: 2
Views: 38

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: 44

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: 11
Views: 83

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: 7

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: 2
Views: 38

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...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: tetramorium journal
Replies: 52
Views: 3401

Re: tetramorium journal

My ants colony is basically the same size it was the last time I posted. They have stayed the perfect size to fit in my small lasius hybrid. This is mainly because I have been limiting their protein (part intentionally, part.... forgetting...) But it turns out that they are staying the right size. I...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus queen acting weird
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Camponotus queen acting weird

I don't know if honey was organic or not, but my Tetramorium caespitum ants were eating it just fine. Guess what's good for T. caespitum may as well be poison to other ants. No, that should not be the case. If the sugar was fake, such as splenda, then that can kill them. Really, though, don't feed ...
by idahoantgirl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

AntsDakota wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:01 am
I caught a second one and I already have one
You can, but separate them before they have workers.
Nah, they will still kill each other in most cases before workers hatched. The longest I could get them to work together was a week.
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:01 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:15 am
Yeah I've done that experiment with this species. Did not go well. One of the queens will for sure die, and the other will most likely be injured or killed.
Oh man
Some species it works with, but not this one :)
by idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Would anyone in the Boise Idaho area like to purchase ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Would anyone in the Boise Idaho area like to purchase ants?

Medakotasperry wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:01 am
I am way interested if you still have them! If so shot me an email at sper.dako@gmail.com
You should probably PM him, otherwise it won't notify him.