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by notmyidea
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: GAN Farmers - How has your experience been?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: GAN Farmers - How has your experience been?

You'd probably have more success trying to sell them (legally) on forums like Formiculture or Facebook groups. Thanks. Also, seriously? Species: Unidentified black ant species Colony size: 2+ workers Housing: Glass bottle Price: $20 USD each, $50 for all 3 colonies Number of colonies: 3 Unidentifie...
by notmyidea
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: GAN Farmers - How has your experience been?
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

GAN Farmers - How has your experience been?

I've been a GAN Farmer for a couple of months now and so far it has been pretty crappy. :cry: I have gotten weird text messages, a no-show, and several requests to ship ants. Has this been other GAN Farmers' experience as well? I am also deeply concerned about whom I am selling to. I get parents who...
by notmyidea
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Fluon + Aquarium silicone = escapees
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: Fluon + Aquarium silicone = escapees

I don't dilute my fluon but I find that I have to apply a very thin coat for it to work. If it's too thick, the ants can climb it.
by notmyidea
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Honeypot ants
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Honeypot ants

So jealous, would love to keep this species!!! Good luck!
by notmyidea
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What is the best way to move your queen into a new test tube?
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: What is the best way to move your queen into a new test tube?

You have to be more patient!!!! I've moved several Queens between test tubes using the same method and it usually takes the queen 3 to 5 days move. With workers, it can be faster.
by notmyidea
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: The GAN Project (Global Ant Nursery)
Topic: Date format GAN Signup
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: Date format GAN Signup

Ya I remember it being a pain to figure out. I can't remember what it was.They really should have a calendar drop-down or specify the format.
by notmyidea
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Tachinid Flies - the bane of my existence!

I collected 27 Lasius alienus Queens last summer. I now have only 10! :cry: I lost 5 for unknown reasons but the other dozen had this: https://s21.postimg.org/d5fvf5m7r/IMG_0850.jpg https://s28.postimg.org/4znulfcl9/IMG_0851.jpg The Queens aren't dead yet....but the writing is on the wall :cry: Then...
by notmyidea
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your ants in general
Replies: 10
Views: 6570

Re: What do you feed your ants in general

.. for sugar, I generally provide them with a test tube of sugar water connect to their hybrid nest and I will also give them whatever sugar I have laying around (Honey, maple syrup, apple sauce) My colony is tetramorium and has 100-200 workers. What proportion of sugar to water do you use for your...
by notmyidea
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What do you feed your ants in general
Replies: 10
Views: 6570

Re: What do you feed your ants in general

That's a lot of food for a small colony. They eat that all up in a day?

I feed mine:
distilled water
honey water (1 part honey, 4 parts water)
frozen fruit flies

I tried feeding cut up mealworms but they seem to prefer the fruit flies