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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:09 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:soooo, It has been seven days now since my first lasius neoniger nanitic appeared, and there have been no new arrivals. Is this strange? I have been giving them a drop of honey every couple days and they drink it right up. They are being kept in a warm room with little airflow.
she may need a little protein. sneak a cricket thigh in there next time you feed. :D
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:11 pm

larynx wrote:
idahoantgirl wrote:soooo, It has been seven days now since my first lasius neoniger nanitic appeared, and there have been no new arrivals. Is this strange? I have been giving them a drop of honey every couple days and they drink it right up. They are being kept in a warm room with little airflow.
she may need a little protein. sneak a cricket thigh in there next time you feed. :D
Okay, I don't have crickets right now, could I use a very small piece of meat until i got crickets?
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7207Post larynx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:23 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
larynx wrote:
idahoantgirl wrote:soooo, It has been seven days now since my first lasius neoniger nanitic appeared, and there have been no new arrivals. Is this strange? I have been giving them a drop of honey every couple days and they drink it right up. They are being kept in a warm room with little airflow.
she may need a little protein. sneak a cricket thigh in there next time you feed. :D
Okay, I don't have crickets right now, could I use a very small piece of meat until i got crickets?
i wouldnt personally, but i have heard others do it. not sure about the species and weather they will take it. petsmart sells crickets. i usually get a few dozen and freeze them to use at leisure.
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7208Post idahoantgirl
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:25 pm

oh, I didn't know you could freeze them! good idea!
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consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7212Post larynx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:42 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:oh, I didn't know you could freeze them! good idea!
i freeze everything i give to my pets first. freezing gets rid of any parasites that may be present in the food. it also makes it so much easier to keep more food for them for a longer time without it going bad. :D
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7374Post idahoantgirl
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:18 pm

I gave My lasius neoniger queen a cricket leg and a little bit of honey. the day afterwards I found one more nanitic! does anyone know how long until I have about 20 workers? I am really excited to put them in a formicarium!!!! (by the way, she has two nanitics currently)
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7606Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:40 pm

yay! last night two more nanitics was born!!! Now I have four!!!!! :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
it's kind of interesting how they seem to come in week increments. I got my first nanitic, then eight days later I got my second, then eight days later I got two more!
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7610Post larynx
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:44 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:yay! last night two more nanitics was born!!! Now I have four!!!!! :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
it's kind of interesting how they seem to come in week increments. I got my first nanitic, then eight days later I got my second, then eight days later I got two more!
it is pretty neat. just wait until the sizes start to change as they are eclosed. its pretty cool too.
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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7623Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:31 pm

larynx wrote: it is pretty neat. just wait until the sizes start to change as they are eclosed. its pretty cool too.
how much change in size should I expect? also how long would you estimate before I havve enough workers to move into a lasius hybrid nest? how many workers do you suggest before they are moved? I've heard people say 5-10, and others have said 50! lol I have a lot of questions :)
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Lasius Neoniger first time journal

Post: # 7628Post larynx
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:46 pm

they only vary from 2.5 to 3.5 i believe. not a big difference in measure, but they will look considerably different to the eye.
best to move with as many workers as possible present. i usually give them the opportunity to move when it starts to get simi difficult to feed them in the tube. this also depends on the size of the tube, though.
i have moved some with around 10 workers, ive also moved them when they have had 60 or so.
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