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by jasont200
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Canada, Ontario please help me.
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Canada, Ontario please help me.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/Philipmurray/IMG_1413_zps5bbrh1v8.jpg So my mom found me a potential queen ant when at work and she has it for me. It was found at 6pm on June 17th 2017. It was located in a small town about 70 min east of Toronto. I only have the one photo as that's all she se...
by jasont200
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Heating Cable?
Replies: 17
Views: 5856

Re: Heating Cable?

They are used in the keeping of reptiles. You should be able to find them at pet stores.
by jasont200
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: best place to look for Camponotus
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: best place to look for Camponotus

I was thinking on useing a ant farm like the old ones from the 50s. But putting dirt in it instead of the sand stuff. The one I'm looking at has ports to connect more then one together so that's what I will use to connect the outworld. So it would be very thin.
by jasont200
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: best place to look for Camponotus
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: best place to look for Camponotus

I have another question. I'm planning out my setup for after the test tube stage. Is useing dirt ok for them?
by jasont200
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: best place to look for Camponotus
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: best place to look for Camponotus

Thank you all for the info and knowledge. once I find her and put her in a test tube setup will keeping them in a shoebox tucked away be ok?
by jasont200
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: best place to look for Camponotus
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

best place to look for Camponotus

Hello everyone

I live in a small city about 2 hours east of Toronto Ontario. This will be my first year were I have a chance to get a queen. Like toronto my city has parks, lots of cement, and is on the lake so my question is where should I look for a nice big Camponotus queen?
by jasont200
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: very strange insect active in canada.
Replies: 0
Views: 396

very strange insect active in canada.

So this fall has seemed different then any in my life. At work we have hundreds of silk worm looking bugs and snails on the concrete. We are also have alot of red and black insects swarming all over the city. And just yesterday (sunday Oct 23rd) I saw what looked like a ant queen. It has been very c...
by jasont200
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Are Myrmica rubra AKA European fire ants hard to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Are Myrmica rubra AKA European fire ants hard to keep

Thanks for all the info. So if I don't add more queens it will have a slower more manageable growth rate? And thanks for the silicone idea as I plan on making one for my first empire of carpenter ants.
by jasont200
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Are Myrmica rubra AKA European fire ants hard to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Are Myrmica rubra AKA European fire ants hard to keep

Thanks for the info. 20000 that's alot of ants. I was more asking about the product because I have never made a formacareium (sorry about the spelling?) and I'm worried about them getting out. As it has been hard enough getting the wife to say yes to my pet choice.
by jasont200
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Are Myrmica rubra AKA European fire ants hard to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Are Myrmica rubra AKA European fire ants hard to keep

Hello everyone, I'm very new to ant keeping and I was wondering what your opinions on keeping Myrmica rubra is. I don't plan on having this as my first but I would love to have one later on. So I have just a few questions 1. Are they excape artists? 2. Are they fast growing? 3. Is it best to have AC...