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by DontSquishTheAnt
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Lasius claviger and a Root Aphid Farm
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Lasius claviger and a Root Aphid Farm

The brood would still need protein, so the ants would still need to forage. You will also need to make sure that some of the roots of the plant roots are up against the glass, otherwise you won't actually be able to observe the ants. For that I would suggest using a very thin nesting setup, similar ...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: MY ANTS ARE GETTING STUCK IN THE COTTON!
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: MY ANTS ARE GETTING STUCK IN THE COTTON!

The wet cotton or the cotton leading outside?
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Queen ID Needed - Florida, Nov/Dec

I can't say for sure, but it does seem to be Solenopsis.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: can anybody identify this ant
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Re: can anybody identify this ant

Photographs are very important. Try to at least get a dorsal and a lateral shot. Here is a video on how to post a picture: https://youtu.be/c1Mu4Rw3s8w
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Solenopsis outworld
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Solenopsis outworld

I think it would, but you have to watch out for ants crawling through the screen.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Ant genetics are weird. Instead of XY being male and XX being female, X is male and XX is female. This means that the only thing determining whether or not an ant is female is if it has an extra chromosome. Unfertilized eggs naturally have one less chromosome than fertilized eggs, so they come out ...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unknown ant species!Found in Croatia,Zagreb!
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Unknown ant species!Found in Croatia,Zagreb!

Judging based off of their size, though, I don't think this is Camponotus. Something closer would be Nylanderia, Paratrechina, or Lasius.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a male carpenter ant?
Replies: 15
Views: 1348

Re: Is this a male carpenter ant?

Ant genetics are weird. Instead of XY being male and XX being female, X is male and XX is female. This means that the only thing determining whether or not an ant is female is if it has an extra chromosome. Unfertilized eggs naturally have one less chromosome than fertilized eggs, so they come out m...
by DontSquishTheAnt
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: insect nest/terrarium to grow food supply for a lizard
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: insect nest/terrarium to grow food supply for a lizard

Here is a useful instructable on that: https://www.instructables.com/id/Mealworm-Farm/, but I haven't tested it yet. I have also heard that bearded dragons enjoy waxworms.
by DontSquishTheAnt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding dry dog food to ants
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Feeding dry dog food to ants

I would feed one colony dog food, the other insects, and keep everything else the same between the colonies. Thus, you could set up a controlled experiment and see what happens. You do have to remember that ants mainly look for body fluids in their food, so I would suggest feeding them wet dog food,...