Should my anta forage now?

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AntsDK
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Should my anta forage now?

Post: # 31404Post AntsDK
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:21 pm

I just got my first ant.
I had no hope of catching one this year, So i bought a Lasius niger queen with 5 workers and a couple of eggs.
Should i feed them or let them forage now? Or should i leave them in the test tube for longer?
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

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Re: Should my anta forage now?

Post: # 31405Post idahoantgirl
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:50 pm

AntsDK wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:21 pm
I just got my first ant.
I had no hope of catching one this year, So i bought a Lasius niger queen with 5 workers and a couple of eggs.
Should i feed them or let them forage now? Or should i leave them in the test tube for longer?
Ram a 1 inch piece of drinking straw between the exit cotton and the side of the tube. this acts as a little tunnel for the ants to go in and out of. then place the setup in an outworld and provide food there.
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

AntsDK
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Re: Should my anta forage now?

Post: # 31408Post AntsDK
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:54 pm

Thank you.
I have now made a foraging area for my ants and put a crickit leg and some drops of sugar water in there.
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Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

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