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Hello From Québec

Post: # 33822Post Dragsteur
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:55 pm

Hi, im Dragsteur and i live un country side québec. about 3 hours north of Otawa

AntsCanada give me the interesse to try and start ant Keeping. Im 27 years old, im a dogs trainer and work on a farm, real one with cows ;).

I am not realy sure what type of ants we got here but i know that evry sunmmer i literaly got a ton of ants inside my house. i only need to manage to catch a queen to start.

I plan to start small with a plaster nest that i will make if i manage to have a queen and she laid egs.

Hope to have fun and learn with you :)

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Re: Hello From Québec

Post: # 33825Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:54 pm

Keeper of:
1x Camponotus Hyatti
7x Lasius alienus colonies

1x Prenolepis imparis queen
1x Tetramorium immigrans
1x Camponotus cf. clarithorax

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Re: Hello From Québec

Post: # 33895Post LazarusAC
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:26 am

Bonjour Dragsteur,

I'm in Ottawa so not that far. Just a little over a year in the hobby. My son managed to capture 6 queens last summer and they all produced workers. 4 Camponotus Noveaboracensis and 2 Lasius Neonigers. One Lasius queen died, but I was able to brood boost with the other. About 80 ants in total and in hibernation now. A few more weeks and I'll take them out.

I hope you manage to catch queens yourself this year and maybe someday we can trade or check out each others colonies.

Plaster is not the best for formicariums. Check YouTube for grout formicariums. We made a few different types over the summer and bought others, but the colonies are still too small to move in.

PS: Je parle français aussi, Mai's pas ci bien que l'anglais. ;)

(4) Camponotus Novaeboreancis {foundling colony}
(1) Lasius Neoniger {foundling colony}

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Re: Hello From Québec

Post: # 33900Post Will230145
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:05 pm

I also speak French May's not it though English, (in English) I just used google, lol :lol:
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Camponotus Pensilvanicus
Founding: Lasius Neoniger
Lasius Claviger
Formica subsericea

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Re: Hello From Québec

Post: # 33909Post MadVampy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:07 pm

Welcome to the AntsCanada Ants Forums!

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Name is also Mike but please don't confuse me with Mikey Bustos, two different people. :lol:
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Re: Hello From Québec

Post: # 33913Post Dragsteur
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:33 pm

Thank you all,

I might change plans and build an upright formicarium with sand with a connected outworld or event a ''T'' shape formicarium do they can dig down and have an flat outworld also made of dit or sans. maybe even with a lake. i got tons of imagination and plans that i whant to try. i'll keep you up when i come with design in the correct section when i realy get into desing

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