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by notmyidea
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Hibernation questions

In the wild, their chamber would be underground which would, I think, have a moderating affect on temperature. Currently, I have my Queens in a fridge at 10C (that's 50F in Americanese), which is about the mid-range of the daily hi/low outdoor temp. I check on my Queens about once a week mostly to e...
by notmyidea
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Guys keep the Queens you find.
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Guys keep the Queens you find.

Oh dear, in the last few weeks of July, first week of August there's literally thousands of Lasius queens at a park I live near :D
by notmyidea
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Proper teperature and looking after for ants in hibernation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Proper teperature and looking after for ants in hibernation?

Thats quite scary then... i will move them from their test tubes into a new sterile container then, to lower the chances of a mold outbreak. Ack! No, anytime you move them it is stressful and you risk killing them. If you have them in a test tube setup and there is no mold yet, you should leave the...
by notmyidea
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Proper teperature and looking after for ants in hibernation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Proper teperature and looking after for ants in hibernation?

I hibernate mine at about 8-10C in a beer fridge. I check on them about once a week to make sure not tubes are out of water. Other than that, nothing else to do really. Okay... but when they actually get out of water, how do you organize the move for them in the hibernation? Well, it's best to ensu...
by notmyidea
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Proper teperature and looking after for ants in hibernation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Proper teperature and looking after for ants in hibernation?

I hibernate mine at about 8-10C in a beer fridge. I check on them about once a week to make sure not tubes are out of water. Other than that, nothing else to do really.
by notmyidea
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: GREAT New Victoria BC
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: GREAT New Victoria BC

I thought they'd be done flying by now. Great find! I saw a lot of them back in August along the trail on Dallas Rd.
by notmyidea
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Glass test tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Glass test tubes

Glass test tubes.. I cant do online shopping so what would be my best bet on finding Glass test tubes in a comin retail store in Canada B.C ? You may find a science store locally that sells them. Otherwise you can try getting water picks from a local florist shop. I'd recommend plastic instead of g...
by notmyidea
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Do you know about what ants are in Victoria, BC, CAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: Do you know about what ants are in Victoria, BC, CAN?

I find mainly Lasius alienus and Formica podzolica here. Between the last week of July and the first two weeks of August, there are literally thousands of Lasius alienus queens around. Formica fly then too. There's Carpenter ants and Pavement ants as well but I am too nervous about keeping Carpenter...
by notmyidea
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen id victoria BC Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Dubulba wrote:man I didn't think there would be ant keepers in victoria that's pretty awesome, I can't wait to go looking for some ants when they start flying :D
You'll probably have to wait till next year, nuptial flights are pretty much done here now. :(
by notmyidea
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen id victoria BC Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

I'm in Victoria. Those are Formica podzolica as Batspiderfish said. You won't see any eggs till next April. I have a small colony of these with a Queen I captured last year.