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by FishFingers
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Recommended ant species for beginners
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Recommended ant species for beginners

Hello, my fellow ant enthusiasts! I am a beginner ant keeper, and I currently own a small colony of myrmecocystus mexicanus (i was not aware how hard these are to keep when i bought them), which I am looking to give away, and i am looking for a replacement species. I live in california, and i was wo...
by FishFingers
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.

Ok. So, the reason my honeypots don’t want to move in is because the new setup has a ton of mold in it. I have no idea what to do, so I have decided to sell on the AntsCanada GAN project to someone who can take better care of them. :cry: I am still a beginner ant keeper, and I am thinking about gett...
by FishFingers
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.

Luckily, yes, my queen is still alive. Their new setup does not let the ants dig, it has precarved caves, so i am trying to move the queen and what few workers I have left Into the new setup. I am 100 percent sure that they could not escape, as i checked it like 10 times for any escape routes. My id...
by FishFingers
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.

Update: I tried what you said by leaving some honey for them and putting a cardboard box over them (and i live in southern california so it is already 70-80 degrees), and no honey was consumed. So today i checked my colony, but there were almost NO ADULT ANTS save a few repletes. There was a small a...
by FishFingers
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.

Ok. Thank you for the quick reply, and i will try this.
by FishFingers
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 327

My honeypot ants don’t seem to be waking up from winter.

My colony of myrmecocystus mexicanus honeypot ants are not waking up from winter... any tips on how to wake them up? I have been informed that most colonies wake up from early to late February, and it is the middle of march now... should I be worried? Please reply.
by FishFingers
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

Ah. Thanks! I must have gotten them mixed up.
by FishFingers
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!
Replies: 3
Views: 403

I can’t get my honeypot ants to move in to a new setup!

I recently bought a new setup for my honeypots, (Myrmecocystus Mexicanus) and have attached a vinyl tube to the setup, joining it and the old one, AND I have shined a bright light on them for a few hours, yet not even one worker has gone into the setup. I live in a temperate area, so I don’t think I...
by FishFingers
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Please help! My honeypot ants (myrmecocystus mexicanus) are not eating!
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Please help! My honeypot ants (myrmecocystus mexicanus) are not eating!

I recently got my first colony of Myrmecocystus Mexicanus. They are around 1 month old with 30-50 workers, and I have been feeding them mealworms and honey, yet they have taken no interest. At first, they would drag it into their nest only to bring it back up a couple days later, but now they dont e...