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by WillWithAnts
Sun May 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: my queen ant is not laying eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

I don't think you should check her as much as you might be stressing her out. Try your best to give her some alone time. Only check on her once a week. Good luck!

-Will
17 years old
Rapid City, SD :lol:
by WillWithAnts
Sun May 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Want to join the AntsCanada Team?
Topic: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: Species recommendation for Idaho U.S.A?

Thanks idahoantgirl, I recently caught some camponotus queens, 2 without wings and 3 with wings. I was wondering If those were common in Idaho? Hoping to establish a healthy Camponotus colony :D Yeah, there are 11 species native to Idaho according to http://antmaps.org/?mode=diversity&genus=Campono...
by WillWithAnts
Sun May 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Help Please!

Looks to me like Camponotus modoc! Congrats :) Yes on being claustral, yes on separation.
by WillWithAnts
Sun May 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Fungus-Growing Ants
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

Re: Fungus-Growing Ants

You have to learn to appreciate what is native in your area. Transporting ants over state lines is ecologically irresponsible and usually illegal :oops:
by WillWithAnts
Fri May 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

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

Also, do you have a journal? I want to see more of this.
by WillWithAnts
Fri May 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How often do you feed proteins to your colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

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

UnrealSparks wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Another great thing about using tubes is that you can put multiple, even for different colonies, all under the same mat, without a single problem. I'm indeed heating 3 colonies at once now. ;)
Wow, that is a cool design!
by WillWithAnts
Fri May 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What do you use to feed sugar to your ants?
Replies: 5
Views: 559

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

Yeah, I like to start an outworld as soon as it is a struggle to keep them all in the test tube during feeding time.
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Are plaster of paris nests ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Are plaster of paris nests ok?

Campontus spp. are usually pretty dry-tolerant. . . not sure about Messor spp.
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen won't move
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: queen won't move

JoeHostile1 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:09 am
In December she should have been hibernating, not trying to found a colony. That is most likely why she doesn’t have any workers.
At what latitude do ants stop hibernating? Do all ants hibernate in Texas? I guess I don't know how cold it gets in Texas. . .
by WillWithAnts
Thu May 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!
Replies: 15
Views: 10747

Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

PTasker15 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:42 am
It Took A Week For One Of My Messor Queens To Even Lay A Egg
Why Would You Capitalize Like This? Who Taught You This? :lol: