Wild caught colonies for fan project

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AntsSA
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Wild caught colonies for fan project

Postby AntsSA » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Hey everyone
I have had loads of success catching wild colonies and none raising a colony from a queen
So I was wandering if u could catch wild colonies, keep them for a week or 2 to make sure they adjust to captivity and have a healthy brood pile? Please reply
Keeping lepisiota capensis
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Re: Wild caught colonies for fan project

Postby Batspiderfish » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:36 pm

How long have you kept the wild-raised colonies for?
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167
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Re: Wild caught colonies for fan project

Postby AntsSA » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:37 pm

The one I have kept since Christmas
(Lepisiota capenensis)

Th others did not have a queen so I released them at the catch site
Carpenter and harvester ants
Keeping lepisiota capensis
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