Oh come on surely living in LA you're keeping some species that don't hibernate. Show us. LOL
If you've truly have been keeping ants for 40 years that puts you among the most experienced keeper here on the forums. What was ant keeping like in 1977 ?
I was born in 1965. Back in the day my twin brother and I started off with an Uncle Milton ant farm as a gift. From there we graduated to using a Folgers Coffee can then a wash tub, 20 gal aquarium, 100 gal aquarium even a coffin box we built in the back yard. We then graduated to making nests were we could see what was going on underground. We bought a few commercial nests but just didn't like the unnatural look of those set ups. We started experimenting with our own, more natural setups. I have a few reels film of us as kids showing off our ant farm. We only keep 1 colony at a time and devote all our attention to helping it grow. It's almost always pogonomyrmex californicus; LOVE THEM!!! Over time...as we learned more and more, our setups grew more and more sophisticated. Upon becoming adults, moving into our own places and making my own money, Craziness ensued.
I was able to figure out how to upload a video to Youtube...https://youtu.be/lOsLVahGlhs
Edited by Posidius, February 25 2019 - 6:13 PM.