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by colo3000
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Weird hibernation behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Weird hibernation behavior

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm
hmm I guess that was the only logical reason. I heard that they have a biological clock in them and they will hibernate anyway.
The biological clock makes them slow down, but without a drop in temperature, they won’t actually enter hibernation.
by colo3000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Washing Formicarium
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Washing Formicarium

So this week I've been trying to move in a tetramorium queen with her nanitics. Well today the queen left the formicarium and sadly curled up in a water test tube I had setup, and died. I believe it was due to stress. I wanted to clean out my formicarium just in case for my next try because I have o...
by colo3000
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 134
Views: 22563

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

I really wish I was 18 so I could sell my other tetramorium queen and nanitics I have in a test tube setup. I'm only 17 and I can drive but sadly I'm not an "adult" yet. The GAN project would be a good way for me to get rid of this starting tetramorium colony cause I'd hate to just throw it out in t...
by colo3000
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: Dear AC pleeeeeeeeeaaaaase bring back the habitat nest burrow
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: Dear AC pleeeeeeeeeaaaaase bring back the habitat nest burrow

Another downfall of the habitat nest is the manufacturing process. Now that AntsCanada has increased in popularity, they need to produce nests in large quantities and efficiently. The Omni nest is made from cut acrylic and the hybrid nests are 3D printed, making them easy to mass produce. I don't re...
by colo3000
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Colorado Caught Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Colorado Caught Queen

I caught a total of 3 queens the other day. I only took a picture of one because I'm almost certain they're all the same species. I am thinking they're tetramorium, but what do you guys think? I caught them on the sidewalk after a rainstorm.
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by colo3000
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 134
Views: 22563

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

I caught 3 queens yesterday, that I'm thinking are tetramorium. I found them all just running around on the sidewalk in front of my house after it rained in the afternoon! Here's a picture I got of one. You can see she's already layed eggs.
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by colo3000
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 134
Views: 22563

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

also the last picture is one of the wingless alates in a nonpermanant storage I had her in, I didn't know whether they had mated so I snatched a couple up just in case :idea: :? :) Yeah there's really no way to tell if they are mated or not until their eggs hatch. You might've gotten some mated que...
by colo3000
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 134
Views: 22563

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

OmegaDamian wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Any luck?
I haven't seen anything, maybe still a bit cold for nuptial flights. It's been around 60°F where I am.
by colo3000
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Colorado Nupital Flights
Replies: 134
Views: 22563

Re: Colorado Nupital Flights

It is very difficult to dig up a colony and actually get the queen and alive. I'd just advise waiting for nuptial flights. I think it's cooler to watch a queen develop her colony from the beginning personally.
by colo3000
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Equipment & Accessories
Topic: New Hybrid Nests Coming?
Replies: 1
Views: 730

New Hybrid Nests Coming?

Just wanted to check on the progress of the new hybrid nests. I was told they were going to start releasing the new models early March but I haven't seen anything yet.