Estimate number of ants

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grimff5
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Estimate number of ants

Post: # 5064Post grimff5
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:53 pm

Hello, was wondering if AntsCanada had a estimate number of how many ants each omni nest holds.
for a small size ant species "Tetramorium sp. E".

looking to buy one. just wondering on how many each can probably hold
Omni Nest™ XL
Omni Nest™ Large
Omni Nest™ Small
Omni Nest™ Vertical – Large
Omni Nest™ Vertical – Small

example:

Omni Nest™ Small holds 2000+

something like that. :?:

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Re: Estimate number of ants

Post: # 5703Post antscanada
Wed May 11, 2016 12:27 pm

grimff5 wrote:Hello, was wondering if AntsCanada had a estimate number of how many ants each omni nest holds.
for a small size ant species "Tetramorium sp. E".

looking to buy one. just wondering on how many each can probably hold
Omni Nest™ XL
Omni Nest™ Large
Omni Nest™ Small
Omni Nest™ Vertical – Large
Omni Nest™ Vertical – Small

example:

Omni Nest™ Small holds 2000+

something like that. :?:
Hello,

If you're talking about a small ant like Tetramorium, then all of the formicariums above hold thousands of ants. Even the small holds thousands of ants. It is hard to give an exact estimate because the numbers are quite big and I don't think any of us have actually counted lol. The XL can hold several thousands based on my estimation and we recommend only those with already large established colonies to use them. Just take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVhfiRgAFJU That colony is probably around 50,000 - 100,000 ants. The species in the video, Solenopsis geminata, are about the same size as Tetramorium sp E.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Estimate number of ants

Post: # 5705Post AntsRule
Wed May 11, 2016 2:29 pm

I would not of guessed in the video that the colony had that many ants!!! :o :o :o That is a ton of ants!!! :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

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