What's the difference?

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tetriminoss
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Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:08 am
Location: mississauga

What's the difference?

Post: # 32076Post tetriminoss
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:51 pm

I just want to know why 1 is very calm and the other is not. Am i stressing the colony 1 because of all these keyboard clicking and mouse clickings?

I have two Formica colonies:

1: 4 Nanitics, 1 queen - very calm, don't eat that often (sugar not that much, protein not at all)

2: 2 Nanitics, 1 queen - Very energetic, eats sugar a lot (Sugar yes, they squeezed that jelly bean real good, protein not really)

set ups:

1: On my computer table, enclosed in a test tube set up connected to a small outworld with nothing.

2: Inside my closet, enclosed in small container and they are there as is.

More Info:

1 & 2 caught in the same area (Mississauga Canada).
1 started her colony earlier than of 2.
1 had 1 pupa die and 2 had 3-4 of eggs to not form.
1 and 2 are 1 month in captivity without any changes in their environment.

ty for future replies.
New ant keeper
How long: 1 month
Keeping: formica

idahoantgirl
Posts: 909
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:52 am
Location: Idaho, USA

Re: What's the difference?

Post: # 32238Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:48 pm

tetriminoss wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:51 pm
I just want to know why 1 is very calm and the other is not. Am i stressing the colony 1 because of all these keyboard clicking and mouse clickings?

I have two Formica colonies:

1: 4 Nanitics, 1 queen - very calm, don't eat that often (sugar not that much, protein not at all)

2: 2 Nanitics, 1 queen - Very energetic, eats sugar a lot (Sugar yes, they squeezed that jelly bean real good, protein not really)

set ups:

1: On my computer table, enclosed in a test tube set up connected to a small outworld with nothing.

2: Inside my closet, enclosed in small container and they are there as is.

More Info:

1 & 2 caught in the same area (Mississauga Canada).
1 started her colony earlier than of 2.
1 had 1 pupa die and 2 had 3-4 of eggs to not form.
1 and 2 are 1 month in captivity without any changes in their environment.

ty for future replies.
It's possible. Vibrations definitely can stress her out.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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