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by MaxGen
Tue May 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ontario Sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Ontario Sightings

The were flying on Monday the 30th in Toronto. Haven't seen any since
by MaxGen
Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What is your queen catching methodology?
Replies: 12
Views: 2157

Re: What is your queen catching methodology?

For me, it's not so much where to look, but when. Know the time of year different species of ants fly so that you know what to look for. Know what time of day that species usually flies, and know what temperature they start their flights in. For Example, Tertamorium - beginning of July, 5:00am - 10:...
by MaxGen
Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: C. pennsylvanicus food suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 901

C. pennsylvanicus food suggestions

Can anyone recommend any favorite foods for C. pennsylvanicus? I've been feeding mine crickets and mealworms since the colony started last year. The don't seem to be excited about those food items anymore. I gave them some fresh killed superworms recently and they were super excited about it at firs...
by MaxGen
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Anyone with Lasius claviger experience?

I'm trying to start a claviger colony this year myself. In September last year, I caught a load of Lasius neoniger and claviger queens. They were flying at the same time. All queens went into tubes and then into the fridge. In late February, I took out the neoniger queens and let them start laying e...
by MaxGen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: camponotus pennsylvanicus nuptial flight time?
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus nuptial flight time?

In my area, they often fly late afternoon and all evening.
by MaxGen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

Re: Empires of the undergrowth anyone?

I watched the trailer video on Steam and decided to buy it. It's getting great reviews...
by MaxGen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Tube is out of water..

I think it will work, at the very least, it will help humidify the chamber if the original tube dries out I believe. Just make sure to leave a way for air to circulate.
by MaxGen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube is out of water..
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Tube is out of water..

I haven't faced this situation yet, but what if you treated it just like you would when they are not hibernating? Specifically, connect a new tube to the existing tube making sure to leave a gap in the connection method to allow for some air to get in. If the tube they are in now goes dry, they can ...
by MaxGen
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Black Soldier Fly Larvae as protein source

I think they would be fine. They are also very high in calcium. An excellent feeder for reptiles. I'm sure ants will appreciate both the larva, and the adult fly.
by MaxGen
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help identifying queen
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Need help identifying queen

Looks like Lasius claviger workers to me. Could be a claviger queen as well.