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Interests: ants, spiders, beetles, bees, wasps, grass, bugs, insects
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So this is a journal entry that I posted on an ant forum and decided to just plop here – so enjoy! I decided to start experimenting with making petri dish formicarium, specifically because my Tapinoma sessile colony is getting larger than I thought they would and are taking up a lot of test tubes in a plastic bin in my basement. I… well… want my test tubes back... So I first took some deep petri dishes and drilled three holes in them. My plan for hydration is to have a piece of vinyl tubing going on top of the hydrostone with a sponge attached so I can syring water inside and not have to take the entire vinyl tubing out when refilling it – because that's just irritating for me. The hole that's on the top-ish side is the hydration port Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Antemonium
The FDA is responsible for regulating the food we eat, here in the United States, along with our medicine. They help mitigate foodborne illnesses, in order to prevent mass epidemics in the public; they make sure the food we eat is prepared in a clean environment, to make sure it is safe to consume; and they make sure the food that is sold, is honestly presented. They now just need to regulate entomophagy–the practice of eating insects. Here's why! Bon appétit! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Antemonium
Snails–those slimy creatures living in swirly shells; you probably know them for chomping away at your small vegetable garden, that somehow grows the most pathetic tiny carrots and spoiled tomatoes that you have ever seen. Did you know that not all snails are garden pests? Did you know that not all snails are vegetarians? Did you know–that some snails, are on the prowl for delicious animal flesh? These snails do exist–Beware of the Blob! Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Antemonium
What Does Monocentropus balfouri, Anelosimus eximius, and William Shatner Have in Common? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Antemonium
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Don't you just love bugs that look like plush toys? Colorful, fuzzy, adorable bundles of joy. Bugs that make you want to wrap your arms around their long and copious amount of hairs. Aren't those just the best...? Sadly, that is usually not usually the case. Those fuzzy creatures are a lot of times, some of the most dangerous bugs, you could lay your fingers on. On that note, here are a few insects that look like they belong at your local toy store... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Antemonium
It came from the ground... the most horrifying... ravenous... hungry... monster you will ever see. It is... a bunch of Earthworms! BOO! Hold on... Earthworms...? Those aren't even scary! Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Antemonium
Polluting our Earth doesn't have any direct effects on our wildlife, right? Hmm... wrong! Let me introduce you to Industrial Melanism. Continue reading to find out! Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Antemonium
Anyone for a brunch? On the menu: broiled, boiled, burnt, charred, well done, rare, or seasoned... CICADA! Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Antemonium
Giant ants are forcing men, women, and children into slavery... Sounds like something out of a horror movie! Well... that's because it is. Even though there are no known ants that are large enough to be able to enslave humans, there are some species that do enslave other ants. Continue reading to find out how! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Antemonium
Why do we qualify to fix YOUR electronic problems? That is a terrific question! Rasberry Crazy Ants are one of the best electronic analysts in the Animal Kingdom. Like the Apple Store, we are customed and trained to use the S.I.A.F.D. method. Survey. Isolate. Analyze. Fix/Destroy. We have dealt with laptops, calculators, car motors, tv's, and even air conditioning units, with a guaranteed 100% success rate for fixing your problem (screen addiction). Have an electronic problem? Relax, and we'll do the work for you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Antemonium
Ants that eat through electrical circuiting, whose colonies can harbor hundreds of queens, and are the first discovered insect to be able to make an antidote in order to neutralize another ant's venom... Say what?! Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Antemonium
Picnics, chicken legs, and triple deluxe fudge chocolate cookies... just another blog post on Antemonium. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Antemonium
Flying ants at Wimbledon?! Seagulls getting 'drunk' from ant nuptial flights?! As best said by John Mackenroe, "you cannot be serious!" Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Antemonium
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Antemonium
Ants are doing community service by cleaning up our waste. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Antemonium
Why do some ants stick their butt in the air? Well here is one species of ant that does. Find out why! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Antemonium
For all those ants out there who have somehow gotten access to the internet, here is your personal guide to how to get rid of those pesky humans! Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Antemonium
Manners make the man. Through my childhood, I have heard that phrase WAY TOO MANY times. Which is why I have decided to make a quick guide for all those young mantises out there, on how to eat properly. Never be reminded that manners make the man, again! Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Antemonium
Ever woke up in the morning and found a long trail of tiny black and brown ants running across your kitchen floor? We've all been there. In this post, we discuss why exactly are these ants such frustrating household pests. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Antemonium
The ant genus Aphaenogaster is not very well known. But, they do have certain fascinating traits, one of the most prominent being, they lack a social stomach, unlike most species of ants. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Antemonium
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