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06/30/2010 2:18 PM
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josepedroq wrote:Yes the setup is bran new. Just arrived yesterday.
It's made of plaster.
07/01/2010 3:19 AM
Yes the setup is bran new. Just arrived yesterday.It's made of plaster.You forgot a "d" in "bran".
Yes the setup is bran new. Just arrived yesterday.It's made of plaster.
07/01/2010 8:55 AM
josepedroq wrote:Yes I did. My mistaque.
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09/16/2010 11:00 PM
Desim wrote:Mistake with a mistake in it ;-)Hey, I really like that forum, I'll post some pics of my little ant family tomorrow.
09/17/2010 12:42 PM
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09/17/2010 3:27 PM
bugbarb wrote:I split open a rotten round of wood and found these ants instead of the termites I was looking for. I was surprised by the large number of winged ants. Forgive my rank ignorance regarding species and proper names, but I am new to that part of ant-keeping. I have had four carpenter ant queens, two who lived long enough to produce workers, then the colonies were destroyed by pests. Currently, I have two queens with eggs in addition to this new partial colony. The new colony appears to be possibly a different species than the queens I have.In any case, I decided to give them some deluxe pre-fab housing. I put them in last night and was surprised at how many of them have moved from the leaf litter in the center to the more desirable tunnels on the sides. Tomorrow, at the Nature Center, I'll get out my digital microscope and take some up close and personal pics of these ants. I have counted a total of three pupae that have survived. Maybe tomorrow, I'll go at that piece of wood again and see if I can harvest some more eggs, larvae and pupae. All are from the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, Southern California area.
09/17/2010 3:53 PM
Surviving pupae The first signs of inhabitation. Side view of the ant farm showing the foraging area and the wedges keeping the pine boards in place. I used a medium critter keeper and had fun routing out the tunnels and chambers with my Dremel tool. Top view. I keep water bottle caps, one in the upper left and one in the lower left corner, filled with honey water, the other with wet plant debris. I secured them with pins stuck in the wood, then bent over the sides of the cap. I added them after the pictures were taken. Since then, I added red food coloring to the bowls hoping that they would bring some of the coloring back into the tunnels, so I could see proof of foraging. It worked. I found two tiny red spots on the light colored pine wood.
09/17/2010 5:05 PM
bugbarb wrote:Tunnels carved out with a dremel tool.
09/22/2010 9:42 PM
I'm sorry about the tiny pictures. I will see what I can do to edit the post and fix it. I am now off the medication, hopefully for good, and my cognitive functioning should return to normal within a couple of days.
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04/16/2011 10:13 PM
antdude wrote:josepedroq wrote:Yes the setup is bran new. Just arrived yesterday.
It's made of plaster.You forgot a "d" in "bran".
04/16/2011 10:26 PM
hillbilleeboy wrote:You should go troll around a grammar website if you want to concentrate most of your time discussing spelling and punctuation. Like most of the people on here I am interested in ants NOT your ability to embarrass people over minor errors that any person with good manners would overlook. I think it is really odd that you seem to avoid ant discussions and relish pointing out missed letters and misplaced commas. Get a life......................The guy had a WONDERFUL setup. Very well thought out, and extremely
well constructed and your discussion was about a misplaced d?.!?..!Are you kidding me?git a life
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