How do you keep your queens warm.

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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 12897Post AntLove5Ever
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:59 pm

shaky33 wrote:Guys obviously you use your phone for hours on end and let them walk up into the headphone jack.

The most convinient method obviously.

What if I have the iPhone 7?

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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 12913Post shaky33
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:31 am

AntLove5Ever wrote:
shaky33 wrote:Guys obviously you use your phone for hours on end and let them walk up into the headphone jack.

The most convinient method obviously.

What if I have the iPhone 7?
Well that is a problem.
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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 12914Post GriffinAnt
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:37 am

if i see any of my ants standing around with their hands in pockets i make them run around the block in full combat kit they soon warm up then
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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 12915Post antscanada
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:39 am

Most of us ant keepers are also keepers of other cold-blooded animals like reptiles and arachnids which also need heat. Keeping ants in a room with such animals makes things easy because such rooms tend to be much warmer due to all the heat lamps, etc.

Heating a room, as opposed to a nest has its advantages, e.g. less condensation.

When I lived in Toronto, I also found it useful to block up all vents so air conditioning couldn't cool the ant room during the summer months nor heat the ant room during the winter months, so the ants could literally hibernate in the same room and place they were kept in the summer. No moving the colony to change their temperature, just staying in the same place all year as the temperature changes with the season.

Happy anting and happy hibernation to you in the Northern Hemisphere!

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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 12917Post shaky33
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:05 am

AntsCanada wrote:Most of us ant keepers are also keepers of other cold-blooded animals like reptiles and arachnids which also need heat. Keeping ants in a room with such animals makes things easy because such rooms tend to be much warmer due to all the heat lamps, etc.

Heating a room, as opposed to a nest has its advantages, e.g. less condensation.

When I lived in Toronto, I also found it useful to block up all vents so air conditioning couldn't cool the ant room during the summer months nor heat the ant room during the winter months, so the ants could literally hibernate in the same room and place they were kept in the summer. No moving the colony to change their temperature, just staying in the same place all year as the temperature changes with the season.

Happy anting and happy hibernation to you in the Northern Hemisphere!

Mikey
It was a joke Mikey. But still good to know. :D
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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 13040Post AntFarm
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:12 pm

My local lava lake provides a good heat source.

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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 13087Post GriffinAnt
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:10 am

i have tryed to toast them but takes so long to tie them down onto the bread as they do try and stuggle
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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 13104Post Serafine
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:06 pm

The "swedish fire" as we call it here in Germany is an environmentally-friendly way to keep your ants warm. Admittedly the CO2 emissions are sort of an issue but then it is nontoxic and even completely decomposable. Just put the test tube holder/formicarium on top of it and you're fine.

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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 14694Post AntsNewZealand
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:19 pm

NO, NO, NO
You guys have got it all WRONG!!
At my home we have a few bee hives, and we have a lot of honey. And my queen ant is soo hunger, I get a bucket and put 2-3 litres of honey in and boil the honey are just put the queen/colony in, they love it
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Re: How do you keep your queens warm.

Post: # 15358Post Martialis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:37 pm

Why aren't we just using the youtube comments section at this point? It obviously generates enough heat.
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