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by UnrealSparks
Tue May 14, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

Acutus3399 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:54 am

Only since 4/23 so I'm very new to this. :) You can see the colony in my post Here:

https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=14160
Sorry for the late response.
I've never seen a Camponotus colony that big! Wow! It must be challenging for a beginner, but good luck! ;)
by UnrealSparks
Sat May 11, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

That is a really good design idea! May try something like this too. Most of my ants are in AC setups so I may add the heat cable to them and try this with the smaller colonies. :D I'm glad you like it. It will surely make a difference for their growth rate. :) Oh and BTW I have a pretty big C.chrom...
by UnrealSparks
Fri May 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

WillWithAnts wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Wow, that is a cool design!
Thanks! :)
WillWithAnts wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Also, do you have a journal? I want to see more of this.
I don't unfortunately, I'm currently too busy with my upcoming university exams.
But still, if you'd like to know anything about my colonies feel free to ask. ;)
by UnrealSparks
Fri May 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

Exactly, it took me a while to improve it, but it works greatly now. ;) I also tested it on my Camponotus and Pheidole and they loved it! It's been just a month and the Camponotus from 8 workers have now reached about 13/14 of them... amazing!! :D Another great thing about using tubes is that you ca...
by UnrealSparks
Fri May 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

Yes, the heat mat is designed for plant germination and has a power of 17.5W. I've a thermometer pretty close to it, right where the silicon tube is, and it measures 31-33°C. The heat mat doesn't directly touch the tube and it's placed above it. Here's a sketch of the entire setup. https://i.imgur.c...
by UnrealSparks
Fri May 10, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

Ahahaha I swear, if not 400 there are surely around 350 of them. I did hibernate all of them and they came out of it late February. As far as heating yes, I provided a low powered germination heat mat for both the colonies, but here's the possible difference. What I like to do, when introducing a co...
by UnrealSparks
Thu May 09, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

How often do you feed proteins to your colony?

Hi everyone, it has been a year since I started ant keeping, and I managed to grow many colonies. I started off last year, in May, with a Messor Barbarus colony that counted just a few workers... now there'll be about 400 of them :D At first it was easy to feed them (proteins) from time to time, sin...
by UnrealSparks
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen or male?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Queen or male?

I think it might be a Lasius niger queen, but im not sure. PS: sry if im posting this wrong somehow, im new to this forum. Don't worry, you posted correctly. Oh, and welcome to the forum! ;) But be careful, Lasius Niger is more of a european species, and the queens look like this https://www.antski...
by UnrealSparks
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen or male?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Queen or male?

All good. It was alive yesterday but I’m trying to leave it alone so it doesn’t get stressed out. I’ve been doing some research and I believe it is a Solenopsis xyloni queen. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong I'm not an expert in IDing, but: 1) That surely is a queen (males usually have a poin...
by UnrealSparks
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New Queen Messor Barbarus help
Replies: 29
Views: 1467

Re: New Queen Messor Barbarus help

Hunter36o wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:13 am
Ah my mistake, I took it up as you sealed it completely. Apologies for that. In that case the tape method is perfect. :)
You don't have to apologize, I'm thankful you brought that up, otherwise I would have missed the detail! :)