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by Lorcan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: How many Queens in one test tube
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: How many Queens in one test tube

Thanks for the reply they seem to be doing fine now.
by Lorcan
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: How many Queens in one test tube
Replies: 2
Views: 67

How many Queens in one test tube

I had a messor aciculatus us colony which I moved into a hybrid nest 2.0 too soon and they didn't do well. I recently moved them back into a test tube and decided to boost the colony with three new queen's. 2 have joined one is resisting. I was wondering how many Queens is it advised to keep in one ...
by Lorcan
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Cleaning an old AC hybrid nest V2 with mold
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Cleaning an old AC hybrid nest V2 with mold

I'm having the same problem
by Lorcan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Nest too big?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Nest too big?

JoeHostile1 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:54 am
Just so you know aciculatus do extremely poorly without hibernation. They will also basically take almost all the seeds you offer them to store in their nest, especially before winter.
I just took them out of hibernation 2 days ago maybe it was too early.
by Lorcan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Nest too big?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Nest too big?

how big is the colony ant # wise? If the colony is two small I would stop feeding them seeds for now and lower the humility a bit if you can It's quite small. I have a test tube full of seeds attached to the nest which Ill remove. But how does lower humidity help? Is it just for reduced mold chance...
by Lorcan
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Nest too big?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Nest too big?

My messor aciculatus colony live in an AC hybrid nest 2.0 and there's only 17 ants total. I was wondering if the nest is too big as they have filled many chambers full of seeds, I'm afraid they will eventually mold and potentially kill of my colony as I doubt they can eat them as fast as they're bri...
by Lorcan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Condensation in hybrid nest
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Condensation in hybrid nest

Condensation is formed when warm air meets a cool surface. So the heating cable is warming the air inside the nest which hits the cold glass and then forms droplets of water. To prevent this you need to either heat the air inside the nest less or increase the temperature of the glass. The condensat...
by Lorcan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Condensation in hybrid nest
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Condensation in hybrid nest

My messor aciculatus queen and 20 workers are in a hybrid nest 2.0 and there is condensation on the glass surface. I have a heating cable in use. I was wondering how to stop this condensation and if it may be due to to much humidity. Also the ants seem to be far less active when they are near the co...
by Lorcan
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

But how do you know what temperature the cable is?
by Lorcan
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Hybrid nest 2.0 heating cable

I don't want to be a nuisance but my last question is will an on/off thermostat work for a heat cable because I don't know if I can afford a pulse or dim thermostat.