CALLING ALL FORMICAST FANS!
As Derka is away on his trip, he has asked me to take the reigns, my task to research....
Winter Ant / False Honeypot
Now I haven't had any personal experiences with the winter ant also known as the false honeypot, its not a native species across the pond and is native to North America across a wide range, Ontario, Canada, to Nebraska, south to Texas and Florida, and also occurs in New Mexico, California, Oregon and Washington. I've heard, its incredibly difficult to found & care for, most colonies do not survive their first year, in-fact one of its nicknames within the community, is the "Scam Ant" it has such a poor rate of survival, that selling them is considered to be a scam, as they are sold knowing they will most likely not survive.
Despite its reputation, one man has done incredible work in understanding this species, how to keep them, their environmental needs, behaviors, to build a care guide for keeping this species properly and improving upon the survival rate, which is mainly down to people simply not understanding the needs and requirements of this species!
Can he repair its damaged reputation? You will have to join us for the show and find out!
It will certainly be a very educational episode!
In the mean time, what are your personal experiences with this species? I would love to hear your stories to feature on the show! you can leave them anonymously if you wish just message me on my facebook page or my instagram page.
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Ants & The Colonialist