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by Kalous
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Found a Colony, need advice
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Found a Colony, need advice

I'd love some advice, my moms boyfriend found a ton of what looks like carpenter ants hiding in insulation while he was doing construction. He felt like he grabbed them all and put them into a tote, however when i looked through them I couldn't find the Queen. What should I do with them if they have...
by Kalous
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating my first time colony
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Hibernating my first time colony

I live in an apartment building in Ontario, and I am worried about the hibernation process. My two ant colonies reside on the balcony, because the gf doesn't want them in the apartment, is there any method to keep them alive during winter outside? Or am I going to have to buy some kind of minifridge?
by Kalous
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding the new brood.
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Feeding the new brood.

Additionally, ive noticed some ant poop building up and the test tube seems very moist. I'm curious at what point i should en-devour to move them to a new tube?
by Kalous
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding the new brood.
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Feeding the new brood.

I have tons of woodlice and other insects out back, and, while im not sure its the best idea, I can get honey from a fast food place, I'd just like them to have a "safe" and varied diet if possible.
by Kalous
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding the new brood.
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Feeding the new brood.

I watched the carpenter ant tutorial on youtube by AntsCanada, but it doesn't say how often or exactly what I should be feeding my queens and their first brood? I'd really appreciate some advice as they just recently hatched while i was out on the weekend! Thanks so much
by Kalous
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Feeding new queens?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Feeding new queens?

First, I'm very new at this and am perhaps a bit overly "motherly" and am just being a tard, but I feel the need to try and feed my my Queens even though they don't yet have their first workers mainly because they live in a semi-cool environment and I worry they are developing slower. Would it be al...
by Kalous
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant Temperature?
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Ant Temperature?

I was wondering if there is a safe way to slow down a Queens egg laying process, I figured keeping them cool-ish may work, because I'm not able to move them into a larger set-up at the moment that a colony would require. Would doing that be in anyway dangerous to their health?
by Kalous
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: New ant keeper, needs adivice
Replies: 1
Views: 200

New ant keeper, needs adivice

I recently caught, what I believe are two carpenter queens, and one of them seems to be doing quite well and is laying some eggs. However, the second queen just kinda wanders around her tube. I had to sadly disturb them quite a bit, because I originally had them in different containers and had to mo...