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by PwnerPie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Raw honey, bad for ants?
Replies: 23
Views: 6254

Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Considering honey is the go too. I would stop blaming the honey as a whole and question the product you used in the first place. Could have been a bad batch, it could have been compromised during transport. As mentioned my many about. Ant do eat honey on a regular basis and there are times of vids ...
by PwnerPie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Can you have too many springtails?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Can you have too many springtails?

If there are "too many" the ants just have another source of protein. I wouldnt worry about it.
by PwnerPie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen, no brood, no new ants.
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: New Queen, no brood, no new ants.

Fruit flies. Buy a colony from a petsmart of something and dump a solid 30 in. The ants will love hunting and the fruit flies store easily inside the nest without molding much. Meal worms can be good if you are looking for a ton of meat.
by PwnerPie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feed your queens!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4906

Re: Feed your queens!!

Additional responses to Idaho's previous post, missed the edit window. 1) Amount of food: Definitely never put GOBS of honey or any liquid substance into an ant nest, workers or no. 2) Food molding: I have yet to have honey mold. Again the "feeding queens" deal is only in reference to honey, organic...
by PwnerPie
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feed your queens!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4906

Re: Feed your queens!!

Newbies: Please Note Most ant keepers (including myself) disagree with this method. Ant queens are designed to survive, and thrive without food during the founding stages. It's how their bodies naturally work. No stress is crucial to proper development. They simply aren't designed to not mind havin...
by PwnerPie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Hibernation
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Hibernation

They will try to hibernate for the entirerty of winter in your area. Generally 5 months. Nov-march is ideal
by PwnerPie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1436

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

Congratz! Camponotus can be very very slow in starting a colony. I have seen it more than once where they will lay eggs and they not grow or they dont lay until after their first hibernations, even if they were caught in early summer. They are totally worth it tho! When they get majors it will blow ...
by PwnerPie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I don't have a proper place to store my ants and some tips on mating
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: I don't have a proper place to store my ants and some tips on mating

Just get in a habit of going for walks in tbe spring/summer. Keep your eyes on the ground and always have a couple snap caps to catch them just in case.
For me i just go on walks during lunch at work, and sometimes at home, and i have caught plenty. I only look on side walks
by PwnerPie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help

Separate them. I tried it with myrimca a couple times. The last time I tried I didnt separate, hopeing they could work it out. One died and all of the eggs for the other one were eaten. She hasnt laid anymore. Separate! I dont know how the multiple queen set ups are supposed to work with myrmica, bu...
by PwnerPie
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Interesting problem, moving hibernating ants!
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Interesting problem, moving hibernating ants!

I wouldnt worry too much about it. a cooler with an icepack wrapped in a towel would be great. I recently moved, just kept them in their hibernation setup for the move (on a board and wrapped in a towel, they hibernate in the garage. Biggest thing to worry about is making sure the setup doesnt fall ...