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Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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MisterJSL
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Hi :D

Post: # 26317Post MisterJSL
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi all my name is Jeroen (MisterJSL).

I'm from Holland and I am new here :D

Found AC from YouTube and love the vid from the start!!

A few weeks ago the first pre nuptial flight has started. Me and my wife captured a few (6 or 7). I don't know what kind of ants they are. My guess is the Lasius niger but I'm not sure. When I can take clear pictures​ I will :D

Just wanted to say that it is fun to see that this is a big community.

Having ants is a fun thing!

Thanks for everything!!!!

MisterJSL

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tiger01vincent
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Re: Hi :D

Post: # 26323Post tiger01vincent
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:48 pm

Sup, you have test tubes for all of them right? with a third water with cotton?

Plus, I would prepare a nest and outworld as fast as possible so you are prepared. As you have about 8 (which is alot) Almost all will survive and have ant colonies, release the ones you dont want, research on the one you want to see how big they get, how much humidity they need, and from that info start buildig a nest (I would recomend building a nest from "ytong", i did, its fun and good, dispurses water and ventalates good. GL!
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MisterJSL
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Re: Hi :D

Post: # 26331Post MisterJSL
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:15 pm

Hi tiger.

I have them in a test tube separate from each other. It's a plastic one. Can't see them good. I'm going to buy glass ones.

I want to keep one queen and put the rest on Gen. Or set them free.

I think they're​ laying eggs but I don't know.
Seeing​ small white balls. :shock:

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tiger01vincent
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Post: # 26345Post tiger01vincent
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:10 pm

ye those are eggs surely, they will develope over time. I forgot to mentione, is all queens the same species? Because not all queens are fully chlosteral..... be carefull with that, and I would probably choose a queen now to keep and release the others now... Plus, when they have some eggs, its better to leave them in the plastic test tube, do not move them (if you want to release them, just open the lid and place it outside, w8 for a day, and she will have moved out, remember that its easier if she has no eggs for her to move out, that for her to move out with eggs... alot to carry

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MisterJSL
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Post: # 26356Post MisterJSL
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:43 pm

I think they are all the same. Thanks for all your help!! :D

When I can I will take some pictures :mrgreen:

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Re: Hi :D

Post: # 27495Post Ozmoose
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:20 am

Give us a description of them until you get some pics ready. What country are they from?

MisterJSL
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Post: # 27537Post MisterJSL
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:54 pm

Ozmoose wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:20 am
Give us a description of them until you get some pics ready. What country are they from?
I'm from the Netherlands. Pick it up from the streets. They're black. I don't have clear glass tubes. So no pictures.
I think I have the lasius nigar.

MisterJSL
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Post: # 27539Post MisterJSL
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:01 pm

2 of them have died. :evil: :twisted: I only have 4 left. :geek: hope they will survive :D

MisterJSL
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Post: # 29227Post MisterJSL
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi all. Here is a foto of my queen. Can someone please tell me what this is.

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And she has 5 workers. Just popped out

AntsRule
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Post: # 29228Post AntsRule
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:11 pm

I cant see the pics Photo bucket no longer allows third party hosting use imgur its better than photo bucket anyway :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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