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CANant
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Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 66997Post CANant
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 am

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:14 am
You know what it might be. It might be that it's a little more humid in the test tube making it the ideal safest place because it's away from any other entrances.
I wouldn’t say your Formicarium is full or outgrown in my opinion anyway. What species of ant do you have in there? You may be right about it being the safest but I still think it might have to do with humidity. Is that test tube full of pupae and larvae? Wow if it is. Maybe put something in the outworld that holds water well so that they could bring into the nest to increase humidity where they want it.
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Post: # 67002Post CANant
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:55 am

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:16 am
I have an inquiry have any of you tried giving your ants fish food? If so would it be a source of protein?

Thank you,

-ArizonanAnts
No I haven’t but check these posts out. https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?t=3196

https://www.formiculture.com/topic/2837-fish-food-for-ants/
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Post: # 67089Post ArizonanAnts
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:12 pm

CANant wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:55 am
ArizonanAnts wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:16 am
I have an inquiry have any of you tried giving your ants fish food? If so would it be a source of protein?

Thank you,

-ArizonanAnts
No I haven’t but check these posts out. https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?t=3196

https://www.formiculture.com/topic/2837-fish-food-for-ants/
Thanks that helped.
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Post: # 67305Post ArizonanAnts
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:50 pm

Let's all have a moment of silence for my late queen, Crazy Lola...... :cry: ........... :cry: ........ :cry: .....

Thank :cry: you,

- :cry: Arizonan :cry: Ants
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Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 67307Post CANant
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:24 pm

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:50 pm
Let's all have a moment of silence for my late queen, Crazy Lola...... :cry: ........... :cry: ........ :cry: .....

Thank :cry: you,

- :cry: Arizonan :cry: Ants
:cry: Awwww I’m so sorry! Do you know what the cause was?
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Post: # 67327Post ArizonanAnts
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:26 pm

Im not :cry: sure but it might :cry: be lack of food. I gave them everything I can think of. But they didn't eat. So I guess its kind of their fault also.
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Post: # 67328Post CANant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:36 pm

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Im not :cry: sure but it might :cry: be lack of food. I gave them everything I can think of. But they didn't eat. So I guess its kind of their fault also.
Some just don’t handle being captive very well. Just how it goes sometimes. Mine aren’t eating most of the protein I offer. I’ve been told after winter they might be better at excepting things and if they don’t it will ultimately end bad for them too. Makes me think of a saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink”. So true with ants as well.
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Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 67329Post ArizonanAnts
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:38 pm

CANant wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:36 pm
ArizonanAnts wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Im not :cry: sure but it might :cry: be lack of food. I gave them everything I can think of. But they didn't eat. So I guess its kind of their fault also.
Some just don’t handle being captive very well. Just how it goes sometimes. Mine aren’t eating most of the protein I offer. I’ve been told after winter they might be better at excepting things and if they don’t it will ultimately end bad for them too. Makes me think of a saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink”. So true with ants as well.
Agreed. Do you have any pics of your ants?

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Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 67330Post CANant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:38 pm
CANant wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:36 pm
ArizonanAnts wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Im not :cry: sure but it might :cry: be lack of food. I gave them everything I can think of. But they didn't eat. So I guess its kind of their fault also.
Some just don’t handle being captive very well. Just how it goes sometimes. Mine aren’t eating most of the protein I offer. I’ve been told after winter they might be better at excepting things and if they don’t it will ultimately end bad for them too. Makes me think of a saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink”. So true with ants as well.
Agreed. Do you have any pics of your ants?

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Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 67350Post Twizteddezirez
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:55 pm

Hello,

Im going to be completely honest about this. I am very new to this all. I've been doing alot of research about which types of ants are around my area, and which of those kinds are easy for beginners. Camponotus are the modt common luckily. I really want to do this with my 8 yr old son, cause i wanted to when i was his age, but never got to. Seeing him interested, and being so respectful to these insects really showed me an opportunity to make this into a really awesome hobby to do together. I came across this forum while ordering some queen capturing tubes and figured i join. If anyone would like to give some really needed tips, and or advice then feel free. After capturing a queen, i will happily give you guys updates. #antlove

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