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by Masterchief
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Advice on my First Outworld Please!!?
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Advice on my First Outworld Please!!?

I'm very excited to say that my Queen Lucy has a new home today! The colony Exploded over the last 2 days a an army of little'uns are running around! I placed them in this setup and gave them their first meal! I will also get a cricket leg, some seeds and some fruit for them over the next few hours!...
by Masterchief
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: AntsDakota's Lasius niger Colony (need name suggestions)
Replies: 12
Views: 1017

Re: AntsDakota's Lasius niger Colony (need name suggestions)

Since their nickname is sometimes called Black Garden Ants you could simply go with it! Call your colony the "Black Garden!" Your queen could be "The Black Queen" or something!
by Masterchief
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help Help! When do I do my first feeding!?
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Help Help! When do I do my first feeding!?

Awesome! Thank You! I was totally wondering when to put them in my little setup I made for them! Little plastic open top tub. Lined with isopropyl alcohol and baby powder. Lucy has about 10 little'uns that just started walking and about 30 more brood otw. How often should I feed? Should I keep a tin...
by Masterchief
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help Help! When do I do my first feeding!?
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Help Help! When do I do my first feeding!?

Hey AC Fam! Queen Lucy's first batch of eggs are now up and waking around! Yup! It's official, I've got baby ants and I'm Soo STOKED! Lol! She is a liometopum occidentale and she is fully closteral. From everything I've read and hear she will need to be fed soon. I'm thinking a tiny toothpick drop o...
by Masterchief
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving my Queen Without Workers!..
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Moving my Queen Without Workers!..

Thank you Both Very much for your thoughts! That puts my mind at ease knowing she will just take her time to do it on her own. The heating pad is not making direct contact with her tube so I figure it's not hot enough to bother her. She actually probably likes it! Going on day 3 so far and she has e...
by Masterchief
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving my Queen Without Workers!..
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Moving my Queen Without Workers!..

So when I caught Queen Lucy (Liometopum Occidentale), I didn't own a glass test tube so I placed her in florists water pic for single stem roses. She layed her eggs the next day happily tucked away. Now her tiny temporary test tube is out of water and I have much larger ones on hand (Official AC equ...
by Masterchief
Tue May 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Sacramento, May 29, Common Black Ant
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Sacramento, May 29, Common Black Ant

That is Super Awesome! I was thinking the same but I wasn't quite sure. The picks vary quite a bit online! I Really appreciate the quick response!! GO ACAF!
by Masterchief
Tue May 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Queens Lay Eggs Too Soon!!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Queens Lay Eggs Too Soon!!?!

Wow! I had no idea it could be so fast! I have her in a dark red towel folded over next to Queen Lucy! I need a name for her now! The temp only varies from about 82 to 84. Thanx for the info!
Here's some picks of my new Queen!
http://imgur.com/gallery/S3c4iyp
by Masterchief
Tue May 29, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Quuen found in gulf coast alabama 5/17/18 evening. 11-12mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

Re: Quuen found in gulf coast alabama 5/17/18 evening. 11-12mm

Also it can take a day or two to get a response! Make sure to have very clear pics of her different body segments, hairs, antenna, and legs! Well.. Just really clear picks of everything! :D
by Masterchief
Tue May 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Quuen found in gulf coast alabama 5/17/18 evening. 11-12mm
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

Re: Quuen found in gulf coast alabama 5/17/18 evening. 11-12mm

I use imgur or whatever. You make an account and post string of picks in it. That let's it be seen by other people on the internet. Then in the top rt click save link and post it in here. It'll look something like this.
http://imgur.com/gallery/S3c4iyp