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by AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Pheidole eggs or larvae?
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Pheidole eggs or larvae?

So I have a pheidole queen and she has eggs and what I think to be larvae? It looks like yellow eggs but she has white eggs...I posted a video. I used the idea that batspiderfish posted and that was to tape a laser lens onto the front of my iPhone camera and it worked quite well. Don't mind my tryin...
by AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)
Replies: 29
Views: 1694

Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

They are very beautiful. Do you have a journal of your aphaenogaster? I love carpenters and all but another person in my house has them so I don't get to excited over them. Very beautiful colony though. :) Also, I have been looking for a carpenter queen for a while and haven't found any. So I wanted...
by AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Could this be a queen?
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Could this be a queen?

Phoenix wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 7:42 am
Looks Like A Pheidole Sp. [Queen] To Me.
I agree.
by AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What size test tubes should I buy
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: What size test tubes should I buy

All I do is just put clear normal tape around the end on what ever I am fitting and it works. Never would I buy there test tubes. I bought 100 mm test tubes for like $50 and there was 1,000 of them.
by AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Newbie from Central Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Newbie from Central Florida

To me, fire ants are not a good first species to keep. I, in fact, got discouraged after keeping them when I first started (although I came back to them). The only reason I say that they are hard is how hard they are to contain. They can be quite costly as well because of their growth. I keep mine i...
by AntsAreAwesome
Sun May 14, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Abandoning Eggs?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Queen Abandoning Eggs?

I would definitely not move them manually. So many problems could occur while moving them as well as stressing your Queen out. It's best to listen to the above advice and put her test tube and a new test tube side-by-side and let her move at her own pace. If she doesn't want to be in there she will...
by AntsAreAwesome
Sun May 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Solenopsis Nuptial Flights Alabama

Lol, I k we I had read it somewhere. I really want a Solenopsis invicta queen. I have always been intrigued by fire ants. I have been stocking up on plenty of nesting and our world materials so I'm definately rest for their numbers. I have even started raising dubia roaches as well for their protei...
by AntsAreAwesome
Sun May 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Abandoning Eggs?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Queen Abandoning Eggs?

Aquaexploder wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 1:41 pm
What species is she?
Pheidole Sp.
by AntsAreAwesome
Sun May 14, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Abandoning Eggs?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Queen Abandoning Eggs?

If you were to move a queen manually it would most likely stress her out to the point where she might eat her eggs, so I were you I would let them move in at their own pace. I would but the problem is the test tube is really moldy and I won't be able to take care of her for a while. But she had lar...
by AntsAreAwesome
Sun May 14, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Abandoning Eggs?
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Queen Abandoning Eggs?

So just a few quick questions: will queens abandon their brood when you manually move them? Is there anything wrong with manually moving them? Also, if a queen loses some EGGS, not larva, will it lay new ones right away?

Thanks for all the answers ahead of time!