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TomvANTol
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NEED HELP FIRST ANT COLONY

Post: # 69959Post TomvANTol
Fri May 15, 2020 11:47 am

So, I recently found a carpenter ant queen, Im not sure exactly what they are called but it's just the very big all black kinds you find in BC. Are you supposed to keep them in the test tub until 20 workers, or can I place the test tube in a small container so I can easily feed them? If anyone has good advice for me I would really appreciate it if you could share.

NKantsalberta
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Re: NEED HELP FIRST ANT COLONY

Post: # 69962Post NKantsalberta
Fri May 15, 2020 1:28 pm

TomvANTol wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:47 am
So, I recently found a carpenter ant queen, Im not sure exactly what they are called but it's just the very big all black kinds you find in BC. Are you supposed to keep them in the test tub until 20 workers, or can I place the test tube in a small container so I can easily feed them? If anyone has good advice for me I would really appreciate it if you could share.
Hi TomvANTol

For ease of feeding / cleaning, once you have 5 or so workers, you may want to attach a small outworld to your test tube. (the AC protal works great if buying from AntsCanada). You could also use a small container. I find with more than 5 workers, it is a constant battle to keep the ants inside the tube without making a mess and losing ants. The AC portal has been a life saver for me and many ants lol
Raising 3x Camponotus novaeboracensis, 2x Formica sp, 2x Lasius sp.

TomvANTol
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NKantsalberta

Post: # 70105Post TomvANTol
Tue May 19, 2020 12:10 pm

thanks for the reply it helps I think ill try using the portal

Turret675A
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Re: NEED HELP FIRST ANT COLONY

Post: # 70131Post Turret675A
Wed May 20, 2020 4:07 am

Are you in Canada BC by any chance? I'm in BC too.
Ants are pretty cool

In Richmond BC currently caring for:
X1 Campontus Herculeanus
X1 Camponotus Modoc
X1 Camponotus Novaeborecensis
X2 Formica Pacifica
X1 Formica Podzolica
X1 Formica Neorufabarbis
X1 Myrmica Incompleta

TomvANTol
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Post: # 70150Post TomvANTol
Wed May 20, 2020 6:25 pm

yeah

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