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by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My two Crematogaster colonies journal
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Hey guys! I just caught two crematogastor queens today and someone said I should make a journal for them, so here it is!! I’ll give, I’m thinking, either weekly updates, or only big milestones. I’ll set a poll to see what you guys want. Whatever happens, I can not wait for two big crematogastor colo...
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: general talk about our colonies
Replies: 37
Views: 10305

Re: general talk about our colonies

Just caught two crematogaster queens today!!! Super exited to get their colonies going!! If you could make a journal of them that would be awesome! I’d love to see how a Crematogaster colony grows! Nvm, I know what it is now. Of course I’ll do it! I’ll tell you what it’s called via private message!
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: general talk about our colonies
Replies: 37
Views: 10305

Re: general talk about our colonies

How? Just take photos and put them together? If that’s not it, tell me and I will! :D
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Ant Meetups, Events, and Clubs
Topic: Ant keepers in New York City
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

Ant keepers in New York City

Hi! If you live in New York City, let me know! It’s always nice to know other ant keepers in my area and it’s nice to be able to share tips about ants in the area!
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Colony diets
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Colony diets

Is it okay to give my ants cooked pieces of chicken or pork for protein? I can’t get feeder incects and was wondering if cooked meat was an option?
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Any Help With My Tetramorium colony?
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Any Help With My Tetramorium colony?

Make sure the tubes are not too steep, as they are not good climbers
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Can I Still Catch A Queen Right Now In West Virginia?
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Can I Still Catch A Queen Right Now In West Virginia?

They should start flying in the next few days. The best time to look is from 11 am to about 3 pm
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What food is favored among ants?
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: What food is favored among ants?

Honey is usually a favorite. Just be careful to not add too much, because then the workers might drown in it. Use that as a source of sugar and mealworms, crickets and other feeder incects as protein
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Queen

I agree. I almost gave up today after two hours of looking, but then decided, no, I’m going to find a queen!, and I found TWO crematogastor queens!! You just have to keep searching!
by Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Can I Still Catch A Queen Right Now In West Virginia?
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Can I Still Catch A Queen Right Now In West Virginia?

Lasius fly in a few days. Myrmica follow. You could also find Brachymyrmex or Crematogaster if you're lucky. Do you know when the Lasius will fly? Any tips on snagging one? I really appreciate it. Try looking for them near parks or places with dirt or sand. Keep an eye out, as they are good at snea...