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by MTKRailroad
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Flying ants domestically
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Flying ants domestically

I was wondering if its okay to take my 7 month old Formica ants on a flight to the yukon from Ontario for the summer. They don't have ears so I'm not worried about any ruptured ear drums.
I'd leave them but have no one to watch them
by MTKRailroad
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Weird ant behavior. Won't stop running.
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Weird ant behavior. Won't stop running.

So I have had my camponotus N colony in a medium Tupperware container for a few days now exploring, everything normal. But one of them kept trying to climb to the top but kept falling down..That had went on for a few hours to the point where it can't even climb at all. it's just constantly trying to...
by MTKRailroad
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Holding two species in the same Large omni nest vertical
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Holding two species in the same Large omni nest vertical

Good plan, thanks. That should prevent any ant wars.
by MTKRailroad
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Weird white fuzz? What happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Weird white fuzz? What happened?

Yeah I disposed them a little while after making the post, can't be good to keep them around. I'm a little worried the others will be attacked by the same parasite
by MTKRailroad
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Weird white fuzz? What happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Weird white fuzz? What happened?

What happened to my queens? They were fine just a few days ago. I put them in a clean container, but now they all their joints are covered with some white fungus looking substance. Are the rest of my queen contaminated maybe?
https://imgur.com/gallery/a4AiO
by MTKRailroad
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Holding two species in the same Large omni nest vertical
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Holding two species in the same Large omni nest vertical

Would it be possible to hold two different species in the same large omni nest vertical via constricting access to each others floor? Or would it stress them out being just a few millimeters apart and cause harm? Maybe slowly develope them from either end. Thoughts?
by MTKRailroad
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Optimal Temperature for Fast Growth
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Optimal Temperature for Fast Growth

I've heard a few people talk about it the best temperature to boost them is a little above room temp. 25-27 degrees
by MTKRailroad
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Holding two species in the same Large vertical omni
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Holding two species in the same Large vertical omni

Would it be possible to hold two different species in the same large omni nest vertical via constricting access to each others floor? Or would it stress them out being just a few millimeters apart and cause harm? Maybe slowly develope them from either end. Thoughts?
by MTKRailroad
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hey I could use some help identifying a few queens.
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Hey I could use some help identifying a few queens.

Is it okay to have them in the containers they are in? I don't have any test tubes.
by MTKRailroad
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hey I could use some help identifying a few queens.
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: Hey I could use some help identifying a few queens.

Yes thank you! I had thought 3&4 looked similar but thought I should post separately in case. I'm new to ant keeping this year. Super excited about the tetramorium!