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by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Hello Everyone!

Hey!
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Pogonomyrmex barbatus egg to worker
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Pogonomyrmex barbatus egg to worker

I believe that P. Badius workers enclose at around 35-40 days (total). I don't know how similar they are though.
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Safe cleaning methods for the Outworld.
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Safe cleaning methods for the Outworld.

I think hot water and elbow grease is the guaranteed safest, if not the best, method and for cleaning anything. You might also want to use some vinegar to eradicate the pheromone trails.
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Polygynous species in the UK?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Polygynous species in the UK?

So I've always been fascinated by multi-queen ant species but I live in the UK and I'm relatively new to ant keeping and didn't really like the idea of keeping a species that isn't already here. (I'm fine with invasive species that have settled though!) Any ideas for a relatively easy to keep, polyg...
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius Niger
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Lasius Niger

Yeah I'll check the cotton. Also, they're definitely dark enough but how am I supposes to keep them warm without a heat mat. Would it be ok to put a hot water bottle in the drawer with them and change it a couple times a day. Thanks Lasius Niger do fine at room temperature (~24°c), but might apprec...
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Holding two species in the same Large vertical omni
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Holding two species in the same Large vertical omni

I don't see why it wouldn't work. I was thinking you could leave a floor between each colony and stuff it with cotton soaked in vinegar, which I believe stops ant pharamones, and that might stop them sensing each other. Good luck.
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Dead Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Dead Queen

I think infertility was probably the reason. Still sucks though. Sad.
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Omni nest large issue
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Omni nest large issue

I believe MB himself has encountered this issue with some harder-to-keep species. Have you tried pushing some cotton into the holes with a needle or something?
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius Niger
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Lasius Niger

Are the queen's kept in a dark, warm place? Also, make sure the cotton is pushed in enough that the water can come through it.
by orangeant
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How to keep them humid
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: How to keep them humid

An easy way to keep the air humid is to use an old spray bottle once or twice a day. (Make sure the bottle isn't contaminated though)