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08/24/2014 4:09 PM
formattednote wrote:I signed up for a free sample, but never got the conformation email.
08/26/2014 11:26 AM
drtrmiller wrote:The samples that were shipped to a few users for testing had a concentration of methylparaben of 0.0193%, greater than any of the samples tested, above.
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09/15/2014 7:31 AM
Crystals wrote:I was given a batch of the blue gel (the original batch).
I tested it with most of my colonies with some interesting results (I am raising a number colonies for a school supplier as well that I also fed). These results came from one batch made with 6 tsp of water, with observations for the first 10 minutes, and an observation 12 hours later.
These results might be skewed due to my northern location (Alberta, Canada), we have already had 4 light frosts this year and some of my colonies are starting to show early signs of preparing for hibernation despite being on heat cables.
With the first 10 min:
Lasius sp. (50+ workers) after an initial cautious approach, they soon covered the gel with a feeding frenzy drinking for all they were worth.
Formica emeryi (queen with 4 boosted podzolica workers) is avoiding the gel
Formica ulkei (queen with 4-8 boosted Formica podolica workers) - 2/5 colonies really like it, 2/5 somewhat like it, and the one completely avoids it.
Camponotus noveboracensis (40+ workers) is very unsure of it. One or two workers have tasted it, but are somewhat reluctant to return to it despite circling it.
Tapinoma sessile (80+ workers) - this is the first food that I have not seen them swarm, the closest they come is about 5mm away. Maybe it is too runny and they don't want to be trapped?
Formica ulkei (40+ workers) this larger colony seems unimpressed with the gel despite not having been fed for several days. 3 workers tasted it right off the bat, and never returned to it.
Formica neorufibarbis (15+ workers) is very unsure of the gel. 2 workers have approached and gingerly touch it with their antennae, but none actually taste it.
Formica podzolica (15+ workers) 1/6 colonies really likes it, 2/6 is somewhat unsure of it, 3/6 have no interest and are ignoring it.
Myrmica sp. (15+ workers, and 80+ workers) - both colonies seem to really like it and all had numerous workers gathered around to drink up the juices.
Camponotus herculeanus seem somewhat unimpressed with this gel (10-20+ workers). 15/25 colonies had 1-2 workers gingerly taste it and seem unsure of what to make of it, 9/25 colonies are ignoring it, and one colony extremely dislikes it - this colony has 20+ workers and was previously the hardest to contain due to how active they were, they acted like the gel was a tazer. They moved the queen and brood as far away as possible, which I have never seen with this colony before.
My larger Camponotus herculeanus colony (100+ workers) is unimpressed with it. 2 workers have tasted, one keeps feeding. 3 others are trying to bury the gel. Everyone else is ignoring it. This colony also has a fair bit of brood, but it is close to hibernation time and they have already started slowing down on their own accord.
12 hours later:
Lasius sp. (50+ workers) - Other than a few barely visible blue crumbs, the block is completely gone. The piece I gave them was the size of a large pea, so I assume that Lasius consider it a hit.
Formica emeryi (queen with 4 boosted podzolica workers) still avoiding it.
Formica ulkei (queen with 4-8 boosted Formica podolica workers) - the gel dried up in all 5 colonies and is being ignored
Camponotus noveboracensis (40+ workers) one or two workers occasionally go for quick drink, but still seem unsure of it.
Tapinoma sessile (80+ workers) - Still not approaching within 5mm of the block, although some are still circling (probably hoping for cricket....)
Formica ulkei (40+ workers) the workers put some debris on the block and it is being completely ignored.
Formica neorufibarbis (15+ workers) is ignoring the gel
Formica podzolica (15+ workers) 2/6 colonies block is gone, 1 colony is still occasionally gingerly approaching, tasting, still unsure. 3 colonies are ignoring it.
Myrmica sp. (15+ workers, and 80+ workers) - both colonies are still working on the block (just drinking anything, no mandible use at all).
Camponotus herculeanus (10-20+ workers).16/25 colonies are ignoring it (the gel in about half is dried out), 7/25 colonies the block is completely gone, 2/25 are occasionally still gingerly tasting it.
Camponotus herculeanus (100+ workers) gave up on burying the gel. 1-2 are occasionally going for a hesitant drink, but is being ignored by the rest.
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09/23/2014 11:35 AM
antdude wrote:formattednote wrote:I signed up for a free sample, but never got the conformation email.
09/23/2014 11:55 AM
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AntDMF wrote:antdude wrote:formattednote wrote:I signed up for a free sample, but never got the conformation email.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conformationAntdude and his wise information about ants. Just kidding with you "dude".
antdude wrote:formattednote wrote:I signed up for a free sample, but never got the conformation email.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conformation
09/25/2014 11:58 PM
10/06/2014 5:19 PM
My Camponotus fragilis love it. BTW Terry, these fed all sorts of this to their larvae. I didn't see them doing it, but I assume it was the liquid.
10/07/2014 5:45 AM
When an ant refuses to eat a food, they're saying "That's not what I or my colony need right now!"Then, it's up to the antkeeper to try different things.
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