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by Geffbro
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Well how about non hibernation temperature?
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Well how about non hibernation temperature?

Lets say spring comes around, or you wish to end your ants hibernation early. What is the optimal room temperature for ants to be happy running around in their outworld thinking its time to ditch hibernation? I have a 15watt heating cable attached to their hybrid nest, if i turn it on im sure the fo...
by Geffbro
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation Temperature
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: Hibernation Temperature

I've got my tetramorium colony with 30-40 workers in their test tube i placed inside their outworld here in my room with me. I'm in Vancouver which is temperate rainforest biome so its cold outside right now and they are hibernating even though they are here in 20-22 celsius according to the thermom...
by Geffbro
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: large white butterfly catipillers
Replies: 15
Views: 2770

Re: large white butterfly catipillers

im curious, why does the pesticide not kill the <feeder insect>, but it will kill the ant that eats the <feeder insect> which didnt die from pesticide (instead died from your human wrath)?
by Geffbro
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Suspicious egg placement
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Suspicious egg placement

they moved them back so im sure its all good!
by Geffbro
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Suspicious egg placement
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Suspicious egg placement

im talking regular colours, you got your normal tan egg colour, and then the presumably more advanced slightly browner egg colour. i have seen such things since the beginning with no mold or anything obvious like that
by Geffbro
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Suspicious egg placement
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Suspicious egg placement

Tetramorium test tube setup with probably 20 workers, up till now the eggs/pupa/larva have always been right next to the water cotton, maybe shuffled around a bit when a giant cricket leg suddenly appears, but since the last time i looked a few days ago, they have spread 4 of the pupa/larve (dunno w...
by Geffbro
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Outworld grout question
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: Outworld grout question

Another question, i have two kinds of caulking here, waterproof 100% silicone, and 'kwik seal kitchen & bath adhesive caulk'.

Is at least one of these safe to use for attaching tubes and whatnot to the outworld and maybe glueing down the observation glass top of the hybrid nest?
by Geffbro
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?
Replies: 16
Views: 2745

Re: Can Vaseline kill nanitics?

I don't know much but my tiny little tetramoriums dont even get stuck in the honey when i smear it inside their test tube, so i wouldn't be afraid of that. I guess just make sure to drag your honey dispensing utensil some short distance so its not in one super puddle
by Geffbro
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Queen's 2nd meal (protein right?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3203

Re: Queen's 2nd meal (protein right?)

status update: i went to petsmart indeed and got freeze-dried crickets, tossed a leg into my 2 test tubes and the first one with 18 workers was quite a hit, they all zerged it and brought it into the brood section, second test tube with 6 workers i accidentally placed it in the honey and the 2 they ...
by Geffbro
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Outworld grout question
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: Outworld grout question

Aknowledged and thanks! i will go for this 'polymer modified non sanded', im not sure what that polymer part implies but its not pre-mixed so i hope its ok


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