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by Teatotalled
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I Got A Queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: I Got A Queen!

idahoantgirl wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 am

Yeah! I have one that has about 25 workers or so.
That's so cool! I'll have to message you for tips and stuff if I get a successful colony!
by Teatotalled
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I Got A Queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: I Got A Queen!

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 pm
lasius neoniger. they do not lay eggs till after hibernation.
That's what I thought! Thank you so much for the confirmation. I hope she manages to survive the winter so I can look forward to a lovely colony.
by Teatotalled
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I Got A Queen!
Replies: 5
Views: 437

I Got A Queen!

I'm sure of it this time! She just crawled across the pavement, wings and all. She had them off before I caught her but catch her I did! https://i.imgur.com/2WeKDSq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FURsbsn.jpg Considering her shape and the fact I caught her today, I'm pretty sure she's a labor day ant, but I...
by Teatotalled
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Maybe a queen Maybe not a queen (please assist)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Maybe a queen Maybe not a queen (please assist)

....I was afeared of that....
It was larger than every other ant around though, and it moved so slowly. I guess just need more practice!

Better try again after it rains the next time then.
by Teatotalled
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Maybe a queen Maybe not a queen (please assist)
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Maybe a queen Maybe not a queen (please assist)

So I went queen hunting today just to try my luck and I found a couple large and ponderous ants that seemed... queenly. I caught them both but one of them has to live in a jamjar since I only have one test tube. My question is though, is this ant a queen and if so which queen? I've gone through care...
by Teatotalled
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test Tube Alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Test Tube Alternatives

It's okay to house your queens in a small container with a hydrated cotton ball placed in one corner or at the center of the container. The only challenging part about this setup is that you have to make sure that the cotton stays wet by spraying directly on the cotton or by dropping some water dro...
by Teatotalled
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Test Tube Alternatives
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Test Tube Alternatives

So I really want to go out and catch a queen this season! I know it's getting late but I just moved back and most of this summer has been settling in. It's supposed to rain today and tomorrow and I thought this would be an excellent time to go get some queens. However, I don't have any test tubes. I...
by Teatotalled
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from South Ontario!
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Hello from South Ontario!

Hello! I've finally moved back from the East Coast and since I don't intend to move outside of the province again so I figured it would be a good time to maybe start trying my hand at ant keeping! I studied science but my main focus was geology and not biology, that being said I've always had an int...
by Teatotalled
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Howdy from Toronto, Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Howdy from Toronto, Canada

Hello! I'm new too, just realized my account got accepted XD
Nice to see people in my general area though. I'm hanging out in Kitchener/London
Hoping to get my hands on Camponotus too but I haven't gone out looking just yet