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07/06/2012 7:16 PM
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Miles wrote:I know some of the scientists will be shaking their heads right now, but I aspire to be one myself. I plan on attempting to become a Myrmecologist and have already started random lab and field work.
08/11/2013 10:29 PM
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WeatherAnt wrote:Miles wrote:I know some of the scientists will be shaking their heads right now, but I aspire to be one myself. I plan on attempting to become a Myrmecologist and have already started random lab and field work. That's awesome! Being a scientist is fun, trust me. You have bright and successful future ahead of you. Not many people that I'm aware of know what they want to do so early in life. I wish you the best of luck, Miles, don't let anything stop you.
08/12/2013 10:07 AM
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Anergates wrote:Antdude resurrecting posts for the win. Note that this thread is over a year old, guys. I'm pretty sure Miles has figured it all out by now.
08/12/2013 2:09 PM
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Michael of vancouver wrote:I think I accidentally bumped this yesterday when I voted in the poll. Oops.
08/12/2013 7:02 PM
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Michael of vancouver wrote:I haven't seen Miles in a while. Maybe you should ask him next time he posts.
08/13/2013 12:28 AM
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Myrm wrote:I can ask him for you, if you wish.
In case anybody in interested on the subject of leaving ants for long periods of time. In May of this year I got back home after spending 8 months away from home. I have a colony of Lasius umbratus to which I gave a small tub of ant jelly and a reservoir of water in the hope that it would somehow last them. Nobody else was there to look after them for me. When I got back home 8 months later the colony was still alive and doing well with only a slightly noticeable decline in population. The queen was still healthy and there were many brood present. So for those of you who are going away for a week or so on vacation and worrying about their ants; don't worry! They are more resilient than you think.
08/13/2013 12:48 AM
08/13/2013 7:27 AM
The first thing I did was to feed them and I was expecting a stampede, but they just ate as if it were an everyday occurrence. I guess the ant jelly had kept them going. There were no dead I could see, again I suspect they survived by eating their dead and trophic eggs. There was no smell whatsoever. They still had about half of the water I left them. 8 months is the longest I have ever had to leave them. The Lasius niger colony I started from a single newly mated queen obtained from the mating flights in 2001, is still going strong, though they are now living free in my garden. They were once left for 4 months without food.
08/14/2013 10:30 AM
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Miles wrote:... Let's close the poll if possible.
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