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by MaxGen
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Question on ant feeding.
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Question on ant feeding.

My preference is to cut or crush.
by MaxGen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard

I expected the response above, take it with a grain of salt. It’s an often-repeated knee jerk reaction to the suggestion of feeding wild caught insects. It’s up to you on how you would like to raise your colonies. I would actually argue that it is more rewarding to feed wild caught insects to your c...
by MaxGen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Feeding ants pillbugs or sowbugs fron yard

I've done it, they will eat it. Crush or cut them to help the ants get at the meat. Spiders will be appreciated. They have a broad palette.. :)
by MaxGen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Lasius alienus possibly? I've found Lasius alienus in Montreal this time of year before. My finds were mid day, not early though.
by MaxGen
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Are black carpenter ant nuptial flights over?
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Are black carpenter ant nuptial flights over?

I'm not familiar with your area, but it Toronto they are long over... over by a month to the week actually. You are a bit north, so it's possible flights are later than here, but I would still think you have missed them.

Just guessing though, hopefully someone closer to you will respond.
by MaxGen
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Guys, What Species Is The Best For A First Colony?
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: Guys, What Species Is The Best For A First Colony?

From my experience, Tetramorium immigrans is fool proof. Fast growing, tolerant of light and vibrations and will eat anything. They are also pleomatrotic, so you can put multiple queens together for the founding stage. Put 7 - 10 queens in a tube and you'll have 100+ workers by the end of the summer.
by MaxGen
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Test tube set up-what went wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Test tube set up-what went wrong?

It happens, they could have been injured prior to you catching then, or when you handled them catching and placing them into the tube.

You still have 2, so you are doing it right so far...
by MaxGen
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a Queen Ant?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Is this a Queen Ant?

It looks like a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen to me
by MaxGen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Fun Ant Colony App
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Fun Ant Colony App

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