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by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Grace Ant Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 6723

Re: Grace Ant Journal

Lost a third nanitic in the C. pennsylvanicus. Only have two nanitics left :(. Here's the stoey. I noticed a worker was out foraging, so I decided to watch her for a bit. She ate a little honey, and then proceeded to drag a piece of crushed meal worm into the test tube / nest. After that she came ba...
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

Still not positive what killed the nanitics. I still suspect the vaseline, it could be coincidence but I am not taking any chances. Thanks for the help guys. I really do appreciate it. Have cleaned the outworld and applied talcum and alcohol mix. It is drying as we speak, hoping it keeps the ants in...
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

I fthought distilled would be the way to go, I know tap water is out because of the chlorine. And from what I have read about bottled drinking water, it is not much better than tap water. Did not think about minerals in the water.
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

Ok, so I will skip that step. Wish me luck, going to fix it up tonight and reintroduce them tomorrow night.
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

The outworld has been cleaned, I will try the packing tape/alcohol talcum powder mixture. The ants are back in their test tube for the time being, can I disinfect the outworld with bleach? I just do not want any more dead nanitics.
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

The nanitic is now dead, so that makes three out of five that have died. Looks like I will be closing them up in the test tube again. Problem is I have not found a good way to feed them in the test rube. I tried putting a piece of foil in with honey and meal worm on it, the queen ran over and aimed ...
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

The ants have a test tube with fresh distilled water. They always have access to fresh honey. They always have access to a fresh piece of crushed meal worm. They have been eating both. They are in a test tube in a small plastic critter keeper for an outworld. The test tube they are living in still h...
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

Camponotus pennsylvanicus
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2766

Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

I have lost two nanitics thus far. The first nanitic looked like it could not walk, kept flipping onto it's back and freaking out. It died shortly after, the second nanitic I found dead in the outworld. Today a nanitic was out foraging, I decided to watch it for a bit, she started climbing the walls...
by Varanid
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Dead nanitics Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: Dead nanitics Camponotus pennsylvanicus

So, I may have figured out what happened ro my nanitics. I saw a nanitic foraging today, she climbed the wall. She tried to climb over the vaseline barrier and fell off. She tried again, and of course slipped. After slipping the second time I noticed she was having problems climbing at all. Then whe...