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by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Monomorium eggs differ.....why?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Monomorium eggs differ.....why?

If youre talking about the dark spots in the middle of the larvae as seen here. It means that the larvae is well fed.

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by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: western ky usa 5/23
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: western ky usa 5/23

It is a Camponotus queen. Someone else can give you the exact species. https://ucb917a9baf915f78eb6c27c75f3.previews.dropboxusercontent.com/p/thumb/AAfwMHQRPCdRmXRV3Syw-NkPOPpeANvTZKSnUZhPFQlEwwgLktokCS84PE04AXhY-H4pC8LPI2FICV1kmlb6eTV_TCmTSazg-yioqX6KP4P5z5dsbqF6EXjuMYBZCh7bhr88byJAy0wUq3oi53a0YKnK...
by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What do you use to feed sugar to your ants?
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: What do you use to feed sugar to your ants?

I am a noob, so grain of salt... I am really liking frozen corn kernels. My Tetramorium immigrans workers seem to really like them (even when they are starting to dry out). I know they are not a very picky ant so perhaps it doesn't work for others? Corn is really starchy so I feel like it is an ade...
by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: First colony, found established Camponotus sp. colony in log slated for the burn pile...
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: First colony, found established Camponotus sp. colony in log slated for the burn pile...

Interesting looking camponotus. Camponotus form satellite nests. So it’s not unusual for the colony to split up like that, if given the chance.
by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Weird Tetramorium behavior?
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Weird Tetramorium behavior?

I believe most ants will bury liquids and food they don’t want in close proximity to their nest entrances. They do this because for the same reason they take the food/dead workers out of their nest. So it doesn’t mold and infect the colony. They are burying the liquid so their workers don’t get trap...
by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Camponotus spp queen activity
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Camponotus spp queen activity

I think camponotus try and get out of test tubes because they don’t particularly like test tube set ups due to the humidity. They prefer a more dry environment. However once theyre settled I actually find them to be the most chill ants. Mine don’t react at all to vibration or light. Out of my 14 ant...
by JoeHostile1
Mon May 27, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Beginner and need some help!
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Beginner and need some help!

I don’t have much experience with heating cables. The experience I do have with them didn’t work out well. All I know is that you don’t want the heating cable to actually be touching the test tube. Some queens will stay where it is too hot until they die. When they have workers they’re less likely t...
by JoeHostile1
Fri May 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Should I set my colony free?
Replies: 13
Views: 560

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 ...