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by oOFutteOo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Updates from a Danish noob
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Updates from a Danish noob

02-11 2018 All ants are now hibernating in my unheated basement, so now it is the long wait until spring i hope they make it thru, so i can move one of the colonies into my big setup and i have promised a colonie away thru the GAN program, i did not want to hand it over just before hibernation so we...
by oOFutteOo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Lasius queens gaster broke
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: My Lasius queens gaster broke

i might be wrong but to me it looks like a small drop of water on her gaster or maybe honny. could that be the case?
by oOFutteOo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Let me see your setups.

my set up is 3d printed at the moment it looks like this: https://imgur.com/NvyR7FV https://imgur.com/CcUEd9T but next spring i will move one of my families to this mansion :D : https://imgur.com/11Dmg4u https://imgur.com/ewmP1T9 Your one imgur link says 11 damage for you are we playing some mom or...
by oOFutteOo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Updates from a Danish noob
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Updates from a Danish noob

@AntsDakota Thanks, i use drones from my time as a beekeeper but i think i prefer males more, so all know what we mean, there are no need to make it harder for the kids to understand when they start out. ;) later we can develop into ant loving nerds :geek: and learn the more technical terms.
by oOFutteOo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Updates from a Danish noob
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Updates from a Danish noob

13/10 There are not much to report on my ants im planning to send them to hibernation soon, my plan is to fill the test tube bye drilling a hole in the test tube and then fill the water chamber with a syringe and a needle. and the closing the hole with a piece of tape. Non of the test tubes have mol...
by oOFutteOo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Let me see your setups.

my set up is 3d printed at the moment it looks like this:
https://imgur.com/NvyR7FV
https://imgur.com/CcUEd9T

but next spring i will move one of my families to this mansion :D :
https://imgur.com/11Dmg4u
https://imgur.com/ewmP1T9
by oOFutteOo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: UK newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: UK newbie

Welcome to the forum you always have Lasius Niger (black pavement ant) in UK i think, they are small. I caught 5 queens this summer and they founded colonies and have more than 20 ants now they are not as flashy as lots of other ants, but they are easy and very interesting to watch grow and move abo...
by oOFutteOo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant keeping with kids
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Ant keeping with kids

It is not that you have to take care of them the kids might do all the "work" but it is more of a philosophy of mine, my daughter goes horseback riding 2 times a week and i spend a lot of time in cold stabels cleaning boxes preparing food for the horces, but we have a grate time becorse i like horse...
by oOFutteOo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Hibernation time
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Hibernation time

Hallo all I have some questions about hibernation, i have Lasius Niger and were wandering when and how long they need to hibernate. When i look at the ants outside they are mostly gone so i guess they have started their hibernation but, my ants have it nice and warm and have access to plenty of food...
by oOFutteOo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Updates from a Danish noob
Replies: 20
Views: 879

Re: Updates from a Danish noob

18/9 2018 The colonies are all doing grate, i'm starting to think about putting the in hibernation. They don't seam that active most of the time they just hang out in the test tubes on occasion i see one or 2 ants in the outworld foraging. 4 of the families are nearing 20 ants the last one is a bit ...