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by NKantsalberta
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: hybrid nest mini
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: hybrid nest mini

In the end, its up to you. I would leave them a choice when attaching the nest, either they stay in a test tube, or they move into the mini. They'll find a spot that most suits them, campos do squeeze into narrow chambers in wood in the wild. I keep mine in plaster formicaria with one large chamber ...
by NKantsalberta
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: hybrid nest mini
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: hybrid nest mini

Honestly I would start with a test tube portal, with an added tube, then move on to a larger nest. The mini will be too small for carpenters. IE; for the queen, and once majors arrived. I would use them for my Lasius, myrmica and formica however.
by NKantsalberta
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Man that's a lot of info but its extremely useful. I am definitely worried about stressing her through trying to feed her, but it is good to know it isn't impossible to have her restart. Do you suggest crushing fruit flies, or do you think it would be better to go with a bigger fly and crush that? ...
by NKantsalberta
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Dead Lasius Niger colony - why did they die?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Dead Lasius Niger colony - why did they die?

So, I got a queen ant from online in early march, in the normal test tube. It had 6 workers already. Over the next month, I kept feeding them mealworms, apple, and peanut butter. The colony seemed to be fine, except that it was growing very slowly - there were only 10 -11ish workers. But then, I ch...
by NKantsalberta
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Omni Nest Series
Topic: Is the omni nests still in production?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Is the omni nests still in production?

I find emailing them directly is the best source of information now.
by NKantsalberta
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Young ant colony
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Young ant colony

Thanks, that's good to hear, so it'll be about three years before they grow massively? That seems like a long time, their brood pile is quite large, I would expect them to have about thirty ants in two months. 3 years has been the average time I have experienced before large growth. Obviously it va...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Multi-Queen Lasius Flavis
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Multi-Queen Lasius Flavis

Keep us posted on updates! I am interested in the success of the 3 queens together.
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: AntsCanada Gear Packs & Complete Starter Kits
Topic: Reviews for lasius 'all you need' starter kit
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Reviews for lasius 'all you need' starter kit

In my experience with Lasius, you won't need more than just a tube and portal set-up for the first 2-3 years. For pre-planning, it will most likely be all you ever need, until an expansion nest is needed depending on how fast your specific colony grows.
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: About protein sources
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: About protein sources

I have seen this debated among users in other forums and face book groups. It seems 50/50 positive to negative. The largest debate is on whether or not ants can actually process/digest the specific proteins/sugars in dairy. I have no personal experience, and I most likely won't attempt it until I ha...
by NKantsalberta
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Immobilized ant
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Immobilized ant

So this may sound crazy but a few days ago one of the new workers looked brownish but the other ants were black so I thought it was still drying out,so I left it for a day and came back to an ant that was Still brown and couldn’t really walk.all it did was just laying beside the queen,yesterday it ...