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by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: FAQ - Ant Colony Care
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

FAQ - Ant Colony Care

Hello Ant Lovers, Owning a pet ant colony can truly be one of the most intriguing, educational, and rewarding experiences. There are several things to know in order to properly care for a pet ant colony. The following are the most commonly asked questions we at AntsCanada get about caring for pet an...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Post your favourite Ant Species Identification Keys
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Post your favourite Ant Species Identification Keys

Hello ant lovers, I have found www.Antweb.org to be very useful at identifying ants and reading up about them, but I realize that for many people the website may be really technical and perhaps might intimidate the newbies. What are your favourite ant identification sites? Post them here! By the way...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Myrmecology, Laboratory/Field Work, Publications, Documentaries
Topic: Ant Glossary
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: Ant Glossary

L larva (pl. larvae) – a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults. Animals with indirect development such as insects, amphibians, or cnidarians typically have a larval phase of their life cycle. Larva is Latin for “ghost.” The larva’s appearance is generally very...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Myrmecology, Laboratory/Field Work, Publications, Documentaries
Topic: Ant Glossary
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Ant Glossary

A abdomen – includes the propodeum, petiole, and the gaster on an ant’s body [See also propodeum, petiole, and gaster] Acheta domestica- scientific name of the species of cricket commonly used in the pet trade as a feeder insect. They are commonly fed by ant keepers to ants. acrobat ant – ant belon...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: FAQ - Starting an Ant Colony
Replies: 1
Views: 3318

FAQ - Starting an Ant Colony

Hello Ant Lovers, Here are some of the most common questions we at AntsCanada receive pertaining to starting an ant colony. Hope these answers help! How do I start my Ant Colony? The best way to stock your new formicarium is to farm your own colony from a single queen ant captured in your area durin...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ant Blog: Myrmecos.net
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Ant Blog: Myrmecos.net

Hi guys, I thought I would go ahead and be the first to share a blog that I enjoy reading and from which I have learned heaps, from the one and only biologist and nature photographer Alex Wild. Check out his blog http://www.Myrmecos.net which has a lot of great ant posts as well as other biology-rel...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™
Replies: 57
Views: 8569

The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™

The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™ Our Project Objective To put it simply: We find you ant colonies with a queen to stock your formicariums with only locally caught and raised ant species. All over the world, we are constantly bringing together ant keepers (as well as ant keepers-to-be) wit...
by antscanada
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Want to join the AntsCanada Team?
Topic: Join the GAN Project: Sell your queens and ant colonies
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Join the GAN Project: Sell your queens and ant colonies

Want to join the AntsCanada Team and become a GAN Farmer in your city? It is absolutely free to join and can be a great way to meet/help other ant keepers, as well as make some extra money doing something you already love doing. :D We are currently looking for enthusiastic ant keepers to join our gr...