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by BleedingRaindrops
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is this queen dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Is this queen dead?

Queen three has died. But Queen 1 laid eggs. Happy day.
by BleedingRaindrops
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Week 3 and no eggs. Should I feed them?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Week 3 and no eggs. Should I feed them?

Week 4 and one of them laid eggs. I guess I'll just wait for the other one.
by BleedingRaindrops
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Okinawa Pheidole
Replies: 17
Views: 4360

Re: Okinawa Pheidole

Okay, so it's been more than a week, because I was away on Christmas leave, but I'm back now and there are some interesting developments. Good news and bad. Bad News first: Diane is now dead. I decided to try to move them all to test tubes so I wouldn't have to deal with the bulky water bottles I ca...
by BleedingRaindrops
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Week 3 and no eggs. Should I feed them?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Week 3 and no eggs. Should I feed them?

Not much else to say beyond the title. It's been three weeks since I captured my queens (Pheidole sp.) and none of them has laid eggs. I'm curious if I should place a small dab of honey inside the tubes with them.
by BleedingRaindrops
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is this queen dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Is this queen dead?

A week later and queen 3 still hasn't moved. But I found queen 2 covered in mold so I guess she died. I am still holding out hope for queen 3.
by BleedingRaindrops
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Okinawa Pheidole
Replies: 17
Views: 4360

Re: Okinawa Pheidole

Alright, week three with my girls and we have some sad news. Chelsea has died. I found her completely covered in mold today when I went to check on her. Diane and Evelyn are still not moving but they aren't covered in mold so I'll just assume they're hibernating for now. Ashley and Brittany are stil...
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: I think I caught a mature queen. Tips on collecting workers?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: I think I caught a mature queen. Tips on collecting workers?

Turns out they aren't the same species. And they all stopped moving. :?
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Okinawa ID, workers and queen caught seperately
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Okinawa ID, workers and queen caught seperately

I had a feeling. They don't look like pheidole.

So where did the queen come from? So strange.

Thanks for the ID. I'll let these guys go in the morning. It's late here.
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Okinawa ID, workers and queen caught seperately
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Okinawa ID, workers and queen caught seperately

I forgot to mention that the workers I caught are all about 2-3mm
by BleedingRaindrops
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Heating cable suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 997

Re: Heating cable suggestions

As I said, I don't know if it's a good purchase or not. I personally would not purchase it, but I can't make your decision for you.