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by Ants4fun
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mexican Dwarf Crayfish
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Mexican Dwarf Crayfish

I recently acquired 3 orange dwarf crayfish. 1 male and 2 females. They are in a ten gallon tank. They have a pretty cool personality, which is why I got them. I am thinking of adding some shrimp and small fish.

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by Ants4fun
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ants4fun's Lasius Alienus journal
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Ants4fun's Lasius Alienus journal

I acquired this queen last summer. After she reared a couple workers, most of the workers and brood died. This is because the THA atom formicarium (this is the older model, the newer model is supposed to have fixed or significantly reduced the hydration issue.) they where in did not hold water very ...
by Ants4fun
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ants4fun's Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Ants4fun's Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal

I have let colony 1 and what I believe to be colony 3 out of hibernation. They have several larvae. I have noticed that when the larvae come out of hibernation they where yellow, but a few days later they turned back to white. Colony 1 has 16 workers and colony 3 has twelve. Colony 5 and colony 2 sa...
by Ants4fun
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ants4fun's Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Ants4fun's Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal

July 12, 2015 Update! All queens/colonies have tons of brood. They are ,so far, my favorite ants here in SD. The largest colony (I will call them colony 1 from now on) now has eight workers, with a couple pupae, a couple medium larvae, and lots of small larvae, a long with a couple eggs. They are i...
by Ants4fun
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Ants4fun's Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Ants4fun's Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal

April 16, 2015 I caught this queen along with four workers a little less than a week ago. I assume she had her nuptial flight last year. I found her in a rotten log. They had no brood, and we're really slow from hibernation. Since then she has laid five eggs. I am keeping her in a tarheelants' talu...
by Ants4fun
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: anyone
Replies: 9
Views: 654

Re: anyone

Yeah, I pulled a couple colonies out a few days ago. I usually hibernate my ants for about three months.
by Ants4fun
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New colony has ants dying.
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: New colony has ants dying.

My ides is diet. Dog food, processed granola bars... I doubt that would be their natural diet. Perhaps it is some chemical that is added to some food...
by Ants4fun
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What other pets do you guys have?
Replies: 34
Views: 2317

Re: What other pets do you guys have?

Mantises are really easy to keep, and extremely low maintainence. Spiny flower mantises in particular, are very pretty, and very cool. I have an adult female. I am hoping on breeding them soon. They also don't need very large cages.
by Ants4fun
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What type of ant is this?
Replies: 22
Views: 1429

Re: What type of ant is this?

Definitely not a Camponotus. Either Argentine ant queen, or some dorymyrmex?