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by Cerbenix
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Polyrhachis dives move or not to move?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Polyrhachis dives move or not to move?

Hello everyone. I have a colony of Polyrhachis dives with about 30-40 workers. They are in a test tube setup for now and was wondering if I should move them soon. It doesn't seem too overcrowded but a lot of them have been pulling on the cotton. What size of container would be good for such a colony...
by Cerbenix
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with camponotus
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Need help with camponotus

First of all thank you for the replies. Secondly you did just tell me what I was kind of already thinking just wasn't sure. The one who laid eggs but never developed might have been infertile because in the two and half months I never saw anything more than eggs. The one with the workers might have ...
by Cerbenix
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with camponotus
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Need help with camponotus

Yeah I know that stressing them can cause this. But I was super careful with the most recent one that I caught. After I caught the queen I put her away from any kind of disturbances in a separate box and probably the first time I check on here was after a month and that was just through the gap in t...
by Cerbenix
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with camponotus
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Need help with camponotus

All of them have been kept in standard test tubes setups. And I keeps the tubes in a cardboard box with the lid slightly open for air circulation just in case.
by Cerbenix
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with camponotus
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Need help with camponotus

Whats your point? And they actually take 8 weeks from egg to worker.
by Cerbenix
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help with camponotus
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Need help with camponotus

Hello. So I'm having trouble with camponotus ants. I'v had 4 camponotus queens. Three herculeanus and one ligniperdus. And all of them have either died or are having problems. My most recent one that I caught late may, iirc, had a huge amount of brood, but none of it ever developed any further than ...
by Cerbenix
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need ID - North/east Europe 13.06
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Need ID - North/east Europe 13.06

Thank you for the reply. Don't really care about Camponotus one just wanted to know what the other one was.
So I guess there is no point in keeping the Formica one? Is there? No idea if I would be able to find Formica pupae.
by Cerbenix
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need ID - North/east Europe 13.06
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Need ID - North/east Europe 13.06

I'm from Latvia, a country in the north east of Europe. Today on the 13th of June I went to a forest to look for camponotus ants. Although I saw lots and lots of workers only managed to capture one camponotus herculeanus (I think) queen and one other that I have not seen before. I would really appre...
by Cerbenix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Mold in test tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Mold in test tubes

I wouldn't worry too much, the amount of mold in that test tubes is not a lot, but if you really want to take care of your queens and have the highest success rate then I would move the queen to a clean test tube, just like SomeRandomAnt said. Also if possible use bottled water so there's a smaller ...
by Cerbenix
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Caught a Harvester Ant Queen.
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Caught a Harvester Ant Queen.

First time hearing that harvester ants cant be raised in a test tube. I had 2 messor barbarus queens both in test tubes. The one that I moved to proper nest is the one that died unfortunately but the other one I kept in the test tube and shes doing fine, pumping out brood like a champ.