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    I be a DOCTOR4 hari yang lalu

    When will you be able to ship to Florida?

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    GGEZPRO9 hari yang lalu

    I noticed you said you smush your fruit flies. Try this! Purchase an aspirator and suck up the flies into a snap cap! Once you emptied your fly culture(mites form in two weeks) I freeze my fruit flies alive.... making frozen fly pellets. My ants were able to kill the flies live. But sometimes a fly would elude my ants and lay eggs in their chambers. I changed their nests when I noticed it. But I didn’t want any maggots latching my larva. So I freeze my flies so they can’t lay eggs when they are being hunted. And secondly to preserve them when the culture needs to be thrown out.

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    Eric Knight10 hari yang lalu

    What species of Ants are these?

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    Runda Yu17 hari yang lalu


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    bunkerputt22 hari yang lalu

    These test tubes must be at least...🤔 3 times bigger.

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    Reed Gfx24 hari yang lalu

    Do you still have your prenolepis imparis colony? I've heard/read on multiple wikis that most people aren't able to keep them longer than two years. Have you?

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    Reed Gfx24 hari yang lalu

    Lost your channel for two years, finally found it!! I'm glad to see you're still uploading! Keep up the great work!

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    Asian Guy25 hari yang lalu

    I want to order them just scared that they would get messed up being shipped across the US

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    Ants Anatomy26 hari yang lalu

    I know you used to or still have a Camponotus Castaneus colony from your early videos. I have a small colony with about 5 workers so I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to take care of them. Thanks

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    flirt1diva26 hari yang lalu


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    AntsWorldWide !27 hari yang lalu

    I need help with my colony they are a huge super colony refusing to lay eggs

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    Whoshe KhangBulan Yang lalu

    are they polygynous?

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    FlightedBulan Yang lalu

    make the bifurcated mini hearths cheaper please

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    Henry ArnettBulan Yang lalu

    Does the ant come before the terrarium

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    Sashido ZerakoBulan Yang lalu

    I found they also really enjoy Shelled organic Hemp hearts they are already shelled and soft so easily chewable to feed larva :D

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    Matthew GillespieBulan Yang lalu

    Where are you getting the dandelion seeds? I've been nervous about feeding my colonies seeds (birdseed etc) since I want to be careful to introduce a pesticide by accident. Any tips on seeds is welcome.

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    RortherBulan Yang lalu

    I have an Odontomachus colony, and yeah, not be able to climb glass/plastic is a huge deal. Way easier to keep them in a container. Can even use a bottle or a cup as foundanttation, and don't even need to worry about the lid, even thou i still use a plastic one, just to be sure.

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    A BravoBulan Yang lalu

    Hey THA, Wanted to ask the question of what you recommend for a natural setup/ digging media these ants enjoy? I keep finding they don’t exactly enjoy straight sand, my assumption is loam with pea gravel. The name worry is coco fiber being too humid for their liking. Looking forward to more videos on this species.

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    Zbionix / Caleb H.Bulan Yang lalu

    I also had a question for you, you said you dont feed them that many insects, I have a large Pogonomyrmex barbatus colony and I feed them more insects then I do seeds. So why almost no insects?

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    Zbionix / Caleb H.Bulan Yang lalu

    Why is it now legal aren't there still ecological dangers of transporting them?

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    brandon HVAC/ANTSBulan Yang lalu

    Pogonomermex in the wild will put there seeds in the ground to get them to start growing so the seeds will crack open then they can eat the insides. You can crush seeds before giving it to them since obviously they are not able to bury their seeds in these formicariums.

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    Noah NormanBulan Yang lalu

    What camera equipment do you use?

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    Kelsie ZittingBulan Yang lalu

    I had a colony of these up until the queen died recently. Started them in one of your mini formicariums and it was amazing, grew to an impressive colony in no time. Definitely recommend your products and this species

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    AntsFinlandBulan Yang lalu

    So happy for you american ant keepers. Cheers!

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    Novo AntsBulan Yang lalu

    Really nice footage and all the best with selling this species. 👍🏼

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    Saphire Throated Carpenter AntBulan Yang lalu

    I was hoping you would touch on the permit required for CA; I am wondering if getting one is even realistic for a hobbyist...

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    Vermont AntsBulan Yang lalu

    That’s awesome! Nice work! Maybe I’ll have to get back into and keeping with these ants!

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    Tyler KruseBulan Yang lalu

    Just placed an order on your website! Can't wait

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    Life of GooberBulan Yang lalu

    what are the queens at 15:22. them and the workers look exactly like a queen I have that I haven't identified.

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    brotony101Bulan Yang lalu

    I'm looking forward to getting my queen and boosted colony from you, Mack. :D I'm curious, how do you suggest using the heating cable with the mini hearth? Have you considered a non-ant-accessible channel within the structure to provide radiated heat?

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    Peter J. A.Bulan Yang lalu

    Cool. U finally got Pogos. Excellent. Pogos r my favorite.

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    Henry ArnettBulan Yang lalu

    I ordered my queen harvester ant about a week and 4 days ago and it hasn't come yet I dont know if it because of labor day or something else

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    Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Ant KeepingBulan Yang lalu

    Tar Heel Ants video Full stop on everything else and must watch

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    Ants WashingtonBulan Yang lalu

    They look cool

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    Kayak BearBulan Yang lalu

    I recently moved to the Charlotte area and def plan on visiting the tar heal website for products and or queens!

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    Lights, Camera, AntsBulan Yang lalu

    Where did you source your ants from? Like who do you buy your ants from?

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    good guyBulan Yang lalu

    very nice ants man

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    Orion MABulan Yang lalu

    Legocarium ^^ I love the concept ! :D

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    Bob Guerio2 bulan yang lalu

    I can buy a 300liters fish tank for the price of one of your ant farms lol They are nice but I'll stick to buying them elsewhere and making them myself. Your cheapest nest is like 80dollars...damn...how to deter buyers.

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    RP101 Aquatics2 bulan yang lalu

    darn sadly these are too expensive for me

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    Repty Lyfe2 bulan yang lalu

    What kind of ants are these? I have the same kind and don’t know the name

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    good guy2 bulan yang lalu

    what do you use to keep the ants from climbing out? they're avoiding it like the plague lol

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    Marc Stewart2 bulan yang lalu

    Hello I have a question , I have a camponotus americana I think I spelled it right but when I bought her she had like 6 pupua an not quite sure what happened but they shriveled up an she hasn't layed any eggs that I can tell how can I get her to start laying

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    Ali Rohan2 bulan yang lalu

    Very nice. I dumped my Camponotus chroamadios in the mini hearth and they absolutely love it.

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    Morgan Robertson3 bulan yang lalu

    What material is this formicarium made out of?

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    fernando urrutia3 bulan yang lalu

    I have a small Brachymyrmex queen that is on a test tube setup, she has a few eggs and at least five larvaes... The tube is running out of water and I was wondering about to move them to something like the mini heart, can I just connect the tube to the nest and let her do the moving at their own speed?

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    American Ants3 bulan yang lalu

    That species is Crematogaster Ashmeadi

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    Ian Maglinte3 bulan yang lalu


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    OhnestoSZNツ3 bulan yang lalu

    Is it ok to feed a colony with only two workers in a outworld?

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    Random Memes Weekly3 bulan yang lalu

    i have a queen, and i think its this species! awesome!

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    Random Memes Weekly3 bulan yang lalu

    i caught a queen and i think its this species

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    WILLIAM CHEN3 bulan yang lalu

    Wait, so you simply let the water drain into the bottom most floor of the nest??

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    Chantell West3 bulan yang lalu

    Hate the music

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    k3aton3 bulan yang lalu

    I live in south Louisiana and can't find ANY fucking camponotus queens, i want one so badly

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    Troy Kaz3 bulan yang lalu

    What would American ant keepers do without TARHEEL ANTS!!!!???? We would be lost!!!! Lol fr nice work.

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    Troy Kaz3 bulan yang lalu

    This is TRULY A WORK OF ART!!!! I look forward to the day I need one!!! Not yet... 😁🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜

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    Jaime Ridgway3 bulan yang lalu

    We're do u get the ytong from

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    Лилия Мурашко3 bulan yang lalu

    Good evening, where did you buy such a container? thanks

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    Jaiden AR3 bulan yang lalu

    Oh hell my 👑

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    fist name last name3 bulan yang lalu

    Ant larvae lessened my fear of worms

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    Troy Kaz3 bulan yang lalu

    I wish we had this species! Beautiful

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    Keith Wood3 bulan yang lalu

    I just caught a crematogaster queen. Do you have any tips for this species? Feeding, growth rate, etc. Thanks!

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    Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Ant Keeping4 bulan yang lalu


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    OG Exotics, Pets and Plants4 bulan yang lalu

    How can I win one ?

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    Fgg Fgg4 bulan yang lalu

    Great video, my queen just had two of her first workers. I really don't want them to escape while I'm feeding them though, do I have to worry about them trying to?

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    Brett koscielniak4 bulan yang lalu

    When in doubt, dump it out

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    Br Jack Henderson4 bulan yang lalu

    Another great and informative video! I'm not sure if it is answered somewhere else but what type of camera are you using to get these excellent videos?

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    Formicid4 bulan yang lalu

    Probably the hardest part of ant keeping for me is killing the insects to be their food, and I want to do it as humanely and quickly as possible, so I want to ask, how do you kill the crickets that you feed the ants?

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    Get Riced4 bulan yang lalu

    Wait why start moving them even tho their in their nanitics stage and not when theres 10 -20 workers

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    The Bloctopus4 bulan yang lalu

    Awesome I just ordered one of your pre made inception chambers for my 5 queen Temnothorax longispinosis colony. They have about 80-100 workers and probably double or triple the population in young so they will grow into it very nicely.

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    Br Jack Henderson4 bulan yang lalu

    Mack, What are you feeding those Camponotus species in the genesis tubes? It looked red. Thanks for a great video and great products!

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    OhnestoSZNツ4 bulan yang lalu

    This is a very dangerous way, in my opinion moving the eggs that way is very risky and if they are broken in the process your queen will be 10 times more stressed than before

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    Jazookins Jazookins4 bulan yang lalu

    Will be ordering the 5 mini hearths for my birthday Thankyou so much have been following for a long time and finally got some queens :)

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    Ali Rohan4 bulan yang lalu

    Wow so beautiful. They look like the nest from the aliens movie from the 90s

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    Ali Rohan4 bulan yang lalu

    Hello which enclosure is this?

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    tarran payne4 bulan yang lalu

    Hey i recently bought and received the sky blue XLMinihearth & Fortress at the start of the video. Just want to shout out to Mack and team at Tarheel how pleased i am with my purchase (will be migrating my Messor B) and fantastic the products are, love the clean and fitting look to them and always my 'GO TO' choice in formacarium.

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    Sea Shell4 bulan yang lalu

    The only thing is that it's not upgradable. If your colony needs room, you can't attach another formicarium to it or a larger outworld :(

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    Sebastian Ramirez4 bulan yang lalu

    So i have the same type of ant species (Camponotus Castaneus), but i am planning to buy a talus for a single queen and brood, what size would you reccommend? Please awnser.

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    fernando urrutia4 bulan yang lalu

    Can you interconnect a fallen fortress model to a regular fortress formicarium to expand the nest area?

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    Dustin Jackson4 bulan yang lalu

    What species of ant is this? I've noticed them in my region, and I'm curious.

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    Lasius Lord4 bulan yang lalu

    I never knew Lasius sp. colonies could get that big 😳

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    Vermont Ants4 bulan yang lalu


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    Novo Ants4 bulan yang lalu

    Your nests look like great quality. Always nice footage of the colonies. Great products from what I can see. Keep up the good work 👍🏼

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    Nurbs Ants4 bulan yang lalu

    Looks great Mack.

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    Condemnedgamer664 bulan yang lalu

    NEVER dump ants to move them it will most likely kill them, I learned the hard way

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    Liaan Lategan4 bulan yang lalu

    Awesome video! Thanks for the tips :)

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    Colton4 bulan yang lalu

    That was an awesome video Mack, love your ant nests they're beautiful.

  90. author

    Edward Tyndall4 bulan yang lalu

    i love the vids bro keep them coming

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    LZR_ Mist4 bulan yang lalu

    Are they on sale yet

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    Joe The Juggalo4 bulan yang lalu

    Nice! Besides your mini hearth, what formicariums would you recommend for carpenter ants? More pacific Camponotus Pennsylvanicus? I am slowly working my way towards ain't keeping but I know that is the species I want to start with. I watched and read various things from different pages and IDreporter channels on ant keeping.

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    Salty Paws4 bulan yang lalu

    What would be your suggestions for next size up formacarium for a year old camponotus pennsylvanicus colony currently in a mini hearth? It seems to have 30+ workers and is starting to look a bit cramped.

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    alvin malinis4 bulan yang lalu

    Keep it up!

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    AnkieJay4 bulan yang lalu

    Always enjoy seeing these videos, Mack. Keep up the awesome work, you and your crew are doing great things!

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    Lights, Camera, Ants4 bulan yang lalu

    I saw that you guys will be going to the reptile expo in Raleigh NC and in Fayetteville NC I should be going to both so hopefully I’ll see you then!

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    World of Ants4 bulan yang lalu

    Great video And beautiful Colonys

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    Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Ant Keeping4 bulan yang lalu

    Woot new video

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    Wrestling Talk4 bulan yang lalu

    Make more videos please!