My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

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My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

Post: # 28146Post Nobody
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:39 am

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I believe she's a Dorymyrmex Insanus species from what people tell me but everything so far has been sailing smoothly. I caught her on July 14th of this year. When I had caught her she was still mating and hadn't shed her wings but shed them by the time I got home from where I caught her. I check up on her now and then maybe once a week to see how things are going. So far things look great she has laid a good amount of eggs and always seems to be moving them around stacking them up and caring for them. I keep it relatively warm in my room which is where I keep her in this little metal lock box slightly open. Today I checked on her and took some more photos of her she seems to be doing pretty well and I'm not sure when I'll see the first workers.
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These are from today (August 5th.) I'm sorry this post was long but I am gonna keep updating on here while this colony hopefully grows strong.
Any recommendations or tips on things I should do to help this colony is much appreciated. Let me know if I can do something better or am going about something wrong so I can help this colony strive.

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Re: My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

Post: # 29040Post FarrAnts
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:36 pm

Nobody wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:39 am
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I believe she's a Dorymyrmex Insanus species from what people tell me but everything so far has been sailing smoothly. I caught her on July 14th of this year. When I had caught her she was still mating and hadn't shed her wings but shed them by the time I got home from where I caught her. I check up on her now and then maybe once a week to see how things are going. So far things look great she has laid a good amount of eggs and always seems to be moving them around stacking them up and caring for them. I keep it relatively warm in my room which is where I keep her in this little metal lock box slightly open. Today I checked on her and took some more photos of her she seems to be doing pretty well and I'm not sure when I'll see the first workers.
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These are from today (August 5th.) I'm sorry this post was long but I am gonna keep updating on here while this colony hopefully grows strong.
Any recommendations or tips on things I should do to help this colony is much appreciated. Let me know if I can do something better or am going about something wrong so I can help this colony strive.
Nice! Keep us updated!
Ball is life... Ants included.

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Re: My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

Post: # 29702Post Nobody
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 pm

New update everyone! We now have some workers! I counted 8! Last Sunday there was none at all!
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I'm so excited ! This is my first ever attempt at keeping ants and I'm so happy it's been working out so far!

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Re: My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

Post: # 29708Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:22 pm

Congrats! Just make sure when they reach about 7-10 ants to connect them to an out-world set up :D
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Re: My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

Post: # 29785Post Nobody
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:31 am

AntsRule wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Congrats! Just make sure when they reach about 7-10 ants to connect them to an out-world set up :D
No doubt my friend I'm definitely going to give them more time to grow before I move them ! Thank you! I know that even though there's workers I should still leave them alone relatively but does it somewhat become more relaxed? like is it just as important that I leave them alone? Or would it bother the colony if I maybe checked on them maybe like a little more often within a week? Or what would you recommend?

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Re: My Colony So Far From July 14th to August 5th

Post: # 30463Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:44 am

I would give them a little sugar water just a drop after a day or so take out what ever they have not eaten
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