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by YSTheAnt
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Argentine Ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Argentine Ants?

Sorry after doing further research it was just in a handful of large counties in CA, didn't do the research on that, my apologies. It's the LA area, along with lots of other counties. Also, someone on formiculture got a warning from the government (FDA?) for keeping them. They have the message from ...
by YSTheAnt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: How To Catch Prenolepis Imparis

I saw males flying just the other day. Females will come out when it's in the high 60's, low 70's, the first day that these temperatures are met, is when you should look. They will start flying with females in February, up until April. They fly from late noon to around six. Hope this helps!
by YSTheAnt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Caught 30/12/17, Wellington, New Zealand. Identification needed
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Ant Caught 30/12/17, Wellington, New Zealand. Identification needed

Hard to tell without clearer pictures, but I think Iridomyrmex Spp.
by YSTheAnt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Argentine Ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Argentine Ants?

First of all Mikey keeps ants that are native to the Philippines, and invasive in other areas. Secondly, I was just saying, that they would inevitably escape and when they do, most likely kill other colonies of native ants that are being kept or living near them. As for Tetramorium, it has found its...
by YSTheAnt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Argentine Ants?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Argentine Ants?

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by YSTheAnt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1542

Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

They haven't done anything in almost a week, but they are still alive and well in the nest. I think that they have a longer diapause period. What's wierd is that they ate the big larva, so I honestly thought they were out of it. I'll just let them be, the GAN farmer that I got them from hibernates h...
by YSTheAnt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: When to move my Camponotus ants into an AntsCanada Hybrid Nest 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: When to move my Camponotus ants into an AntsCanada Hybrid Nest 2.0

Right now. These ants need to be put into hibernation by mid November at a stretch. Studies show that their brood development and production stops in late August to September, until late January or February. Give her until February, preferably longer before taking her out of hibernation. Mine stoppe...
by YSTheAnt
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1542

Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

I think that keeping them in hibernation is a good idea and I agree with what the GAN farmer said about food because they might get hungry(you never know) BTW. I think your formacarium is AWESOME! Keep posting in your journal because I'm Keeping the same ants and your journal helps me learn about o...
by YSTheAnt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1542

Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Thanks!

I took mine out after they ate the larva, and put them in in early September as well, so I think it's long enough. I think you should keep yours in for about four months for best results.
by YSTheAnt
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal
Replies: 26
Views: 1542

Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Lots has happened with this colony. First of all, I took them out of hibernation about two weeks ago. Upon closer inspection, I saw that they had eaten the largest larva, and had fed it to the smaller ones while I wasn't looking, because they had grown substantially. Also, I moved them into one of m...