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af4545
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Lasius Niger

Post: # 28542Post af4545
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:21 pm

Hello everyone,
Exactly a month ago today i collected a good few lasius niger queens. They have been living in a test tube setup since then. I noticed eggs were laid on the second/third day, however, a month later they appear to look almost exactly this same. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks

orangeant
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Re: Lasius Niger

Post: # 28621Post orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 am

Are the queen's kept in a dark, warm place? Also, make sure the cotton is pushed in enough that the water can come through it.
Beep, boop.

af4545
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Re: Lasius Niger

Post: # 28640Post af4545
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:30 am

Yeah I'll check the cotton. Also, they're definitely dark enough but how am I supposes to keep them warm without a heat mat. Would it be ok to put a hot water bottle in the drawer with them and change it a couple times a day. Thanks

af4545
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Re: Lasius Niger

Post: # 28643Post af4545
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:39 am

orangeant wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:47 am
Are the queen's kept in a dark, warm place? Also, make sure the cotton is pushed in enough that the water can come through it.
Also they're very inactive

orangeant
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Re: Lasius Niger

Post: # 28813Post orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 am

af4545 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:30 am
Yeah I'll check the cotton. Also, they're definitely dark enough but how am I supposes to keep them warm without a heat mat. Would it be ok to put a hot water bottle in the drawer with them and change it a couple times a day. Thanks
Lasius Niger do fine at room temperature (~24°c), but might appreciate a small boost every now and then.
Beep, boop.

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