AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Share your Ant Journals, Youtube Channels, and Blogs with the global ant community

Moderator: ooper01

AntsDK
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 am
Location: Denmark

AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31428Post AntsDK
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 am

This journal is mostly for my own sake. But instead of just writing stuff down for myself, I will do it publicly here.

I got my first queen yesterday, a Lasius niger with 4 workers.

I built a formicarium for them.
Image

This morning saw that they have blocked the entrance with sand.
One of the workers was still working on the project of blocking the entrance, while the rest was attending to the queen.
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

Will230145
Posts: 96
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:06 am
Location: Grove City PA, US

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31432Post Will230145
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:50 am

Can you put a picture of the queen
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pensilvanicus

AntsDK
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 am
Location: Denmark

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31491Post AntsDK
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:33 pm

I don't have a macro lens yet unfortunately, so this is the best picture I have for now.
Image

Today the ants have completely sealed the entrance with sand and moved some of it into the test tube.
There's a few pieces of sand in the sugar water, so I know they have been there.
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

Will230145
Posts: 96
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:06 am
Location: Grove City PA, US

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31492Post Will230145
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:59 pm

Cool!
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pensilvanicus

AntsDK
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 am
Location: Denmark

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31816Post AntsDK
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:13 am

I checked on the colony yesterday to find that another nanitic has eclosed, for a total of 5 nanitic workers :D
The queen have also gotten a larger brood.
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

Gavinthesheep1234567
Posts: 64
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:04 am

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31838Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:26 pm

Cool I have a l neoniger colony with between 20 100 workers plus brood
Keeper of
Camponotus noveboracensis 1
L neoniger X 2
Camponotus Pennsulvancus 1

As Mike would say it's Ant Love Forever :D

AntsDK
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 am
Location: Denmark

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31843Post AntsDK
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:53 am

Gavinthesheep1234567 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Cool I have a l neoniger colony with between 20 100 workers plus brood
Cool. I'm hoping not to mess this up. I would love a colony of a hundred workers.
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

AntsDK
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 am
Location: Denmark

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31845Post AntsDK
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:11 am

Just got my new formicarium from China.
I don't count on using it until after hibernation though.

Image
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

AntsDK
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 am
Location: Denmark

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31976Post AntsDK
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:06 am

Checked on the queen yesterday.
8 workers now! Woo! :D
Keeper of a Lasius niger colony.

AntsOnTheCoast
Posts: 108
Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:01 am
Location: Endless void

Re: AntsDK's beginner journal - Lasius niger

Post: # 31977Post AntsOnTheCoast
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:21 am

Good stuff!

Have you hibernated them as of yet?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest