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by Whitelotus
Sat May 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I set my colony free?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Should I set my colony free?

So to answer a few questions: -the queen did hibernate for a few months, she did not lay many eggs in the winter however. -They have been getting a mixture of flax, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds every now and then. -They have access to water, I have a water test tube attached to their hybrid nest -Th...
by Whitelotus
Fri May 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I set my colony free?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Should I set my colony free?

The nest has been kept humid, and they have been getting plenty of honey and crickets for protein. There are points where I look inside the nest and the queen is acting as if she is trying to get away from all of her workers and the workers in turn will swarm but she does not seem to like it. This d...
by Whitelotus
Fri May 24, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I set my colony free?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Re: Should I set my colony free?

The colony is roughly 200 at this point.
by Whitelotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I set my colony free?
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Should I set my colony free?

I have had my Tetramorium queen for a year now and I have no idea why she has not been making any more eggs. She has been leaving her nest from time to time, will not move into a new nest provided, her workers have been aggressive to her, and I have no idea why. This has been going on for weeks. The...
by Whitelotus
Thu May 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Tetramorium flights CA
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Tetramorium flights CA

The Tetramorium of the Central Valley have been going through nuptial flight right now. I have found a few queens so far.
by Whitelotus
Sat May 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen leaving the nest?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Queen leaving the nest?

I have been seeing some strange behavior from my Tetramorium queen. There will be instances in which she decides to leave her nest and venture out in the outworld or the tubes connecting the nest out of nowhere. I have not provided a new home or nest place for them but the ants of the nest will take...
by Whitelotus
Thu May 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Camponotus flights yet??
Replies: 31
Views: 4771

Re: Camponotus flights yet??

I have found at least 20 Camponotus queens in the Calaveras mountains earlier this week.
by Whitelotus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: General Help with my recently caught ant queen
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: General Help with my recently caught ant queen

I do not see any pictures attached. Do you have any measurements of the "queen" you have caught?
by Whitelotus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Museums and Zoos
Topic: Public ant collections
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Public ant collections

Greetings. I was curious if perhaps anyone here knows of any museum or institution that has specimens/collections of ants that can be viewed by the public.
by Whitelotus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Coming out of hibernation.
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Coming out of hibernation.

What kind of Ants are you keeping? My Tetramorium colony got out of hibernation a month ago and have been feeding on seeds and crickets right know.