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by kykel09
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Baltimore maryland resident looking to start a common and colony looking for help
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Baltimore maryland resident looking to start a common and colony looking for help

I live in Baltimore and have haf issues capturing a fertile queen I think. Caught a few and put them in A rudementary container but had no luck. Anyone have tips or if there is a local guide I would be interested because ants are awesome, thank you. Hello. Have you heard of the GAN (Global Ant Nurs...
by kykel09
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?

Update: So, I ultimately decided on a tarheel ants and Ants Australia acrylic nest for my Pheidole and this has worked nicely. However, the acrylic AA nest was initially intended for my solenopsis. No luck there. They simply escaped through the air holes. One particular difficulty for this species ...
by kykel09
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?

betterForm wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:01 pm
kykel09 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:58 am
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So my question: does anyone have any suggestions for making good maintainable formicariums for tiny ant species such as these?
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How about this? :?:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2933397

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Question, where do you get your acrylic cover?
by kykel09
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?

How about this? :?: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2933397 https://i.imgur.com/9AsFycU.jpg @Betterform So I actually found your designs on thingiverse a while back and am a huge fan of your modular and expandable design. I'm actually planning on using the modular model for my Lasius Neoniger soo...
by kykel09
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Formicarium suggestions for tiny species?

Update: So, I ultimately decided on a tarheel ants and Ants Australia acrylic nest for my Pheidole and this has worked nicely. However, the acrylic AA nest was initially intended for my solenopsis. No luck there. They simply escaped through the air holes. One particular difficulty for this species i...
by kykel09
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: An observation I've made with Parasitic Lasius Queens and supporting research, Severn MD
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: An observation I've made with Parasitic Lasius Queens and supporting research, Severn MD

Hey I’ve also read that study, it was an interesting read. I have been keeping Claviger Queens for about 2 years and have always fed them. They love sitting on sugar water soaked cotton balls inside the test tube. I feed all the queens I catch sugar water whether they are semi-claustral or not. The...
by kykel09
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus noveborecensis issues - MD, US
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Camponotus noveborecensis issues - MD, US

"For queen 1, you could try wetting some cotton and placing it by her in the outworld and see if she moves towards it, away from it, or maybe even rests on it. ... " For queen two, she's caring for the pupae still because they're likely still alive. The black you're seeing is the ant inside the coc...
by kykel09
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus noveborecensis issues - MD, US
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Camponotus noveborecensis issues - MD, US

Hi all, So, I'm having a slight issue with my young Camponotus Noveborecensis queens. I currently have 2 and both are having various problems. The first has 3 workers and a small amount of brood (3-5) larvae. She refuses to live in her test tube and instead is living in her small homade connected ou...
by kykel09
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: An observation I've made with Parasitic Lasius Queens and supporting research, Severn MD
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: An observation I've made with Parasitic Lasius Queens and supporting research, Severn MD

Thank you Batspiderfish. Do you have any resources for this (non-wiki, scholary papers, etc.)? I'm trying to find anything can be helpful in putting together my identification guide. So far, I've built a list of North American genera and the next step is to narrow down to as many North American spe...
by kykel09
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: An observation I've made with Parasitic Lasius Queens and supporting research, Severn MD
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: An observation I've made with Parasitic Lasius Queens and supporting research, Severn MD

Lasius aphidicolus and Lasius umbratus are virtually identical and only differentiated through genetic testing. However, this test went to show that Lasius umbratus does not actually exist in North America. We named the new species Lasius aphidicolus , which means "fuzzy ant that farms aphids". Reg...