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PostSubject: Some random pics of Insects   Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:17 pm

Heres some random pics that I took of insects outside of my house...
This one is an ant climbing on a platform of Azolla I made for him.
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This pic I took while feeding some ants corn meal, which can be used to slim down thier population.
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And a another pic of the ants checking out the corn meal.
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A mosquito that fried its self on a ballast light....
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And finally an ant checking out some plant rubble
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:57 am

andt but not least human checking out some ants Laughing but really i find some arthropod activity fascinating as well.some of my scorpions do odd things when the lights are out.and doesnt the corn meal make there stomachs explode or something to that effect?
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:22 am

Why yes thats exactly what corn meal does. The workers bring some to the queen, killing her. Therefore shorting the population and keeping them out of your house Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:10 am

Yep been placing more corn meal around the house....haven't been seeing so many ants lately..... afro
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:12 pm

I have found cornmeal is more effective than the liquid ant bait.Make sure to leave little piles(not just a few grains)were the ants have been seen.It helps to apply outdoors as well.The cornmeal needs replaced once it gets wet.
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:10 pm

Some pic of a random fly I took a while back.....
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:45 am

once again that is a interesting picture.not to stray from the subject but why not coral,crustaceans,or plants?just saying you are getting some nice shots and would love to see some more photography...did i mention i really hate flys No
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:02 am

I was just thinking about ants. They are my 2nd favorite animal. Crustaceans being first and land snails being third. But I all always thought about keeping a queen ant. I was thinking it could be an ant farm placed outside in a shelter. Once the queen grew up some, I would leave the ant farm open. Therefore the ant farm wouldn't get overpopulated and I could still watch them build. Just a thought I had

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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:06 am

i have tried what you are refering to and it is easier said than done.first off it is against most laws to import/order a queen and due to some invasive species laws.you may be able to aquire one by digging up an ant nest.this can be extremly tricky as they are rarely located at the surface and the odds of destroying the target are high.it is possible but not all that easy.now a termite colony or wasps would be a little easier as long as you can locate one of those colonies....just saying.
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PostSubject: Re: Some random pics of Insects   Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:26 pm

I suppose your right. But if you DID get one, my idea may work. Would require a bit more planning and most likely a custom ant farm and shelter for them.....

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