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by Hitch3
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: My ants dont eat sugar!!
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: My ants dont eat sugar!!

Alright, firstly, get them into a test tube! Here is a tutorial on that!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HfzUILyCz8o&persist_app=1&app=m

Secondly, feed them really small drops of honey, preferably raw. If not, a small fresh piece of fruit would do well to.

Hopefully that helps.
by Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants

Iridomyrmex Bicknelli General Facts Founding Method - Fully Cluastral Polygynous - No Polymorphic - No Care level - Easy At First, Hard As They Mature Care And Keeping Aggressive - A bit, depending on Colony age. Diet - Crickets, Flies. Processed honey, pieces of fruit. Nesting Materials - Usually ...
by Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants

Hi all, This is a page where you are more than welcome to post you knowledge of care for certain species. These species must be found in Australia, and you must be able to fill out most, if not all of the template. Also note that you must only post one template per one reply. Here is the template th...
by Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Possible Queen
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: Possible Queen

Hard to see from that picture but I think it is.
by Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

Ahhhh yep ok. I would have to say it would be Iridomyrmex Bicknelli! :D
Would you like any tips?
by Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: Found this queen in WA, Aus! PLEASE IDENTIFY!!!

It is is the genus Iridomyrmex. I am thinking that the species is Bicknelli, but I am not sure, as 17 mm is rather large for Iridomyrmex Bicknelli. Can you take a photo with a ruler beside?
by Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hitch3’s Melophorus sp. Journal
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Hitch3’s Melophorus sp. Journal

Hi all! So recently I was digging out holes for fence posts with my mother. She pulled out a chunk of dirt and layed it gently on the ground so I could examine the dirt for any ants or queens. Well low and behold, one of them has a whole colony inside! I desperately picked up the ants that I could w...
by Hitch3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal

Hi all, Sorry for not updating in ages. The colony is doing well! One of the larvae pupated and the queen layed 6 more eggs. I would put the current brood count at about: Workers 1 Pupae 1 Larave 2 Eggs 6 I have no pictures of the colony today, but I do haves picture of some pupae from a established...
by Hitch3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen caught in North Qld Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Queen caught in North Qld Australia

Yes, I agree AntsDakota. My previous identification were wrong! :shock: :shock: :? :?

Sorry.

It is most likely to be Camponotus Cairns. Here is a photo of the species.

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Cheers!
by Hitch3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant ID!!! WA, Australia. QUEEN OR NOT??????
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Ant ID!!! WA, Australia. QUEEN OR NOT??????

AntNoobster wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:57 pm
thanks so much! especially Hitch3! you helped me with my furnace ants as well
No problem! :D

Happy to help a fellow Aussie!