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by notmyidea
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica fusca - hibernation
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Formica fusca - hibernation

http://www.AntsCanada.com/ant-care/

This will answer a lot of your questions. Yes, around late October. A cold, dark room is good. Darkness is important! Unlike us, ants feel most comfortable in the dark!!
by notmyidea
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Housing Question for Hibernation
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Housing Question for Hibernation

Ya, that was what I was debating as well. Thanks for the input.
by notmyidea
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica fusca - hibernation
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Formica fusca - hibernation

Thank you for your response. Is it safe to change test tube to a new one, full with water? And, how warm/cold should I store it? Should I place it in the basement of my apartment building (where my "shed" is) or just room temperature? Moving queens is always risky as it stresses them but if your cu...
by notmyidea
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Housing Question for Hibernation
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Housing Question for Hibernation

Hi all, I have a small Formica sp. colony currently in a Formica Hybrid Nest. They've made it their own; they've blocked off some chambers with sand. There is only about 15 workers. My question is would it be better to move them back into a test tube setup for hibernation? Or should I just leave the...
by notmyidea
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What to feed Formica
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: What to feed Formica

Batspiderfish wrote:Melanogaster flies always seem to work
Mine loved those.
by notmyidea
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica fusca - hibernation
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Formica fusca - hibernation

You are correct, they don't keep brood over winter. Leave her in a test tube setup for hibernation. That's all she needs. Just make sure it doesn't run out of water. This is what I did and sure enough, the following April after taking her out of hibernation, she laid eggs.
by notmyidea
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question about Formica
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Question about Formica

Batspiderfish wrote:It seems slightly early in the year for this explanation, but Formica do no not hibernate with any brood. Maybe she is just done until next spring.
Ya, that was my theory too.
by notmyidea
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question about Formica
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Question about Formica

I have a Formica colony that was in a test tube setup and doing very well. She had 10 workers, several eggs, and a few enclosing. I decided to connect the outworld the test tube was in to an AntsCanada Hybrid Nest with the idea that in the near future I would move the colony there. Well, to my surpr...
by notmyidea
Sun May 08, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Keeping Definitely Requires Patience!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: Ant Keeping Definitely Requires Patience!!

Solenopsisace wrote:By the way do yall know wat the are?
I'd re-post in the Ant Identification Thread to get an answer.
by notmyidea
Sun May 08, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant Keeping Definitely Requires Patience!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: Ant Keeping Definitely Requires Patience!!

AntsRule wrote:Congratulations, I am still working on finding a queen so I am at the beginning dun-dun-daaa (sorry felt like it needed that!) Good luck and happy anting!!! :D
Thanks! :D

Watch out for rain! Usually the next day you will get nuptial flights.