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by boreynorthwind
Sat May 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius Niger behaving in a strange way
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Lasius Niger behaving in a strange way

As long as you’re offering them enough food they eat exactly the amount of food that they want to. They built the wall because the test tube opening is too large for them. Try giving them sugar water. Honey is pretty dangerous for tiny Lasius. Ok I'll try that. Thanks! Also can I feed them fruits l...
by boreynorthwind
Wed May 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius Niger behaving in a strange way
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Lasius Niger behaving in a strange way

Hi! I recently got a colony of Lasius Niger. They currently have around 20 workers. I keep them in a test tube placed into an outworld. The thing is, they are behaving in a very strange way... They built a thick layer of sand in the test tube. It's basically a wall that seperates them from the outwo...
by boreynorthwind
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding Lasius Niger
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Feeding Lasius Niger

So I am new to ant keeping and I currently have a small colony of Lasius Niger. They currently have one queen and four workers and are housed in a test tube setup. I know that ants need a sugar food source and a protein food source. For sugar, I feed them small drops of honey and I am feeding them b...
by boreynorthwind
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Dry cat food for Laius Niger?
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Dry cat food for Laius Niger?

Hey! So I currently own a small colony of Lasius Niger (Queen, one worker and lots of brood). I was wondering if it is okay to feed them dry cat food as a protein source. If so, is there a specific type of cat food that ants eat.
by boreynorthwind
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant barrier for Lasius Niger?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Ant barrier for Lasius Niger?

Hey! So I have a Lasius Niger colony in a test tube and they are ready to move into an ant setup. The outworld that I am using is made out of plastic. I have heard Vaseline is a good barrier. Is that true? I really need an effective barrier because my outworld does not have a lid. Thanks!
by boreynorthwind
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help moving ants?
Replies: 4
Views: 5749

Re: Help moving ants?

Make sure to keep your new nest in the dark while exposing the current one to light and heat. You can also make the new nest moist and the old one more dry. Just give the ants some time and they will relocate to the new nest eventually. Sometimes this takes days, but most of the time they will reloc...
by boreynorthwind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant ID for friend.
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Queen ant ID for friend.

Casualfriday wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:46 am
Also where are you located in the world?
Dubai, UAE
by boreynorthwind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant ID for friend.
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Queen ant ID for friend.

AntKeeperNewb wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:15 am
pics don't work.
Sorry one sec.

https://m.imgur.com/NEPuxQw,nfXeYWl,WTKIPsg,tu9wd4X
by boreynorthwind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ant ID for friend.
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Queen ant ID for friend.

My friend caught a queen please help ID her.

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