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Post: # 73977Post antnest8
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:22 am

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https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=19099
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    Queen Hunting
    How To Identify Ants

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Post: # 73984Post ArizonanAnts
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:36 pm

Thank you for the... Q-tip. :lol:. I will have to try that then. What about the queen? Do i push her into the new tube or what exactly?

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3 Forelius Pruinosis (All queens are together)
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia II (Check the Forelius Clan), Florencia, Zulca Rosa
IDK what Stage: ~30 eggs, 0 larvae, 0 pupae, 2 workers

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SYUTEO
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Post: # 73991Post SYUTEO
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:20 am

antnest8 wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:22 am
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Thanks. But I also have a big problem with the colony, their founding test tube (the one that I use to raise the queen in) is very dirty and they still don't want to move out of it, currently it only has one larva, one pupa and lots of workers. The good thing is the queen is not in there and there are springtails in the test tube. How can I let them move out of it?
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Post: # 73993Post antnest8
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am

SYUTEO wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:20 am
antnest8 wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:22 am
Happy BirthdayπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ
Thanks. But I also have a big problem with the colony, their founding test tube (the one that I use to raise the queen in) is very dirty and they still don't want to move out of it, currently it only has one larva, one pupa and lots of workers. The good thing is the queen is not in there and there are springtails in the test tube. How can I let them move out of it?
Is the test tube dried out? is it in broad daylight?
Some of My Informative Sheets
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=19099
Includes :
  • Ant Care Sheets
    Queen Hunting
    How To Identify Ants

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Post: # 74025Post Isoroku55
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:51 pm

Hi
I'm planing an upgrade of my outworld for my componotus ligniperdus and would love some tips and advises.
plan is to build cube 20x20x20cm with ventilation in top cover and in build lake(water reservoir). I wanna build desert diorama from WW2 with some older models of tanks (1:72) and probably in future connect it to dioramas from another seasons.
SO:
what material would you suggest on creating terrain grout, plaster or something else?
water reservoir from petri dish? open to other suggestions
what should i be careful about? (my 1st ourworld other than just plain box)
any tips would be welcomed :)
Thanks

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Post: # 74027Post SYUTEO
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:17 pm

antnest8 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am
SYUTEO wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:20 am
antnest8 wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:22 am
Happy BirthdayπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ
Thanks. But I also have a big problem with the colony, their founding test tube (the one that I use to raise the queen in) is very dirty and they still don't want to move out of it, currently it only has one larva, one pupa and lots of workers. The good thing is the queen is not in there and there are springtails in the test tube. How can I let them move out of it?
Is the test tube dried out? is it in broad daylight?
The test tube is still wet, but it is in broad daylight.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony
1 Crematogaster colony
1 unkown sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor queen

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Post: # 74143Post antloverforever
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:53 am

Hi Camponotus Crew :D

I caught a Camponotus queen(don't know the species) days after it's nuptial flight, as i dont have test tubes here i put her in a kinda small recipient with a humid cotton ball and a hole in the top but she is not laying eggs, why?

Maybe it's because i found her very after the nuptial flight?

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Post: # 74161Post ArizonanAnts
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:58 pm

antloverforever wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:53 am
Hi Camponotus Crew :D

I caught a Camponotus queen(don't know the species) days after it's nuptial flight, as i dont have test tubes here i put her in a kinda small recipient with a humid cotton ball and a hole in the top but she is not laying eggs, why?

Maybe it's because i found her very after the nuptial flight?
Great question. Campos do tend to lay eggs way after they are caught. At least thats what I can deduce from other comments. I guess just give her some time. Maybe put her in a dark place for about a month (ik its gonna be hard) and then check on her progress.
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3 Forelius Pruinosis (All queens are together)
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia II (Check the Forelius Clan), Florencia, Zulca Rosa
IDK what Stage: ~30 eggs, 0 larvae, 0 pupae, 2 workers

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Hawkeye
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Post: # 74162Post Hawkeye
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:01 pm

Isoroku55 wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Hi
I'm planing an upgrade of my outworld for my componotus ligniperdus and would love some tips and advises.
plan is to build cube 20x20x20cm with ventilation in top cover and in build lake(water reservoir). I wanna build desert diorama from WW2 with some older models of tanks (1:72) and probably in future connect it to dioramas from another seasons.
SO:
what material would you suggest on creating terrain grout, plaster or something else?
water reservoir from petri dish? open to other suggestions
what should i be careful about? (my 1st ourworld other than just plain box)
any tips would be welcomed :)
Thanks
I like the idea, but 20x20x20 is too small in my opinion. Especially once your colony gains traction, they will outgrow it rather quickly I think. In general you want to avoid stagnant water as it can be a breeding place for all sorts of bacteria, algae etc.
In other words I'd recommend a bigger tank, and running water (a river perhaps?).

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Post: # 74257Post Nielson20
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:23 pm

Hello, I’m planning on getting Camponotus Sansabeanus ants to put in an AntsCanada ant tower large that I just got. Does anyone know if this type of formicarium is a good suit for this species of ants? If you believe that it is what digging medium do you recommend I put in it. I’m new to ant keeping so answers to these questions will help me a lot.
Thank you.

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