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by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Update on injured queens and transferring brood
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Update on injured queens and transferring brood

Alright. First of all there are a couple of different ants species that create massive super colonies like the golden empire. They have/had about 12 queens I guess. So yes it is possible to merge colonies but not all ant species does that. That is because they got a diffrent pheromone code or whatev...
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: HELP!!!! Queen any not laying!!

Alright. So first. Calm your tits/nuts. no need to panic. Second. If you caught a random queen and from a young coloney, then how do you know that she is the queen? Did she got wings? If yes does she still have them? if so she is probably not mated yet. If she doesn't then can you share a few clear ...
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I found a queen when it wasn't having it's nuptial flight
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: I found a queen when it wasn't having it's nuptial flight

Alright so first of all. It would be helpful to get a picture for identification. As close and clear as possible. Second queens usually don't lay any eggs during hibernation since the eggs still need some heat to grow. Third if you know the exact species it will be much easier to find out what their...
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: White fuzzy mold in ant tower
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: White fuzzy mold in ant tower

Hello there, I think if I'm right this might just be the usual mold that would grow if something is too wet. I got that with my herbs in the kitchen. Like I sometimes add too much water so the soil stays moist for too long. So what I do if I think it's too much I remove the top layer a little bit or...
by AntsLuxembourg
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I am new and I need help.
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: I am new and I need help.

Hallöchen, I don't know what materials Lasius Niger prefer but on the side itself it should give you some basic informations. I also guess that they like it a bit moist so perhaps also get yourself a spraying bottle. (weißt schon. Sowas wie manche vernarrten Gärdner haben, um ein wenig Wasser auf di...
by AntsLuxembourg
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Messor Barabarus hibernation
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Messor Barabarus hibernation

It's pretty odd to have the colony go into hibernation this late. But you should keep them at about 16-18 degrees. I don't know if they are doing fine inside the fridge or not. Sadly I probably won't be able to test this since I don't have an infinite amount of messor barbarus colonies at my disposi...
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: dracula ant eating pupa
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: dracula ant eating pupa

To give you a little info, there are videos about Dracula Ants on the AntsCanada Channel. So just go and check it out and have a look. He explains a bit about them and it is quite interesting that they drink from their larvae and puppae and such but I guess they also eat soft insects or insect meat....
by AntsLuxembourg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New ant keeper: questions about handling diapause
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: New ant keeper: questions about handling diapause

Hello there, To give you a quick and short answer. Lasius Niger should be hibernating already but don't panic now. Sometimes they start hibernation later but usually from end of october until end of march at 5-8°C I don't know about feeding them during hibernation but I'm not going to. They had a go...
by AntsLuxembourg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help
Replies: 23
Views: 1253

Re: I need help

I have read a little here and there in this post but it seems you have trouble with moving the colony to a proper setup and I thought I should add some of my experience here. So I had a similar problem but I was about to hibernate all my colonies anyway so I had to make sure that the setup is clean....
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernation temperature for Camponotus sp.
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Hibernation temperature for Camponotus sp.

Hello there, I checked very quickly on this webside https://www.antstore.net/shop/de/Ameisen/Ameisen-aus-Suedeuropa/Camponotus-barbaricus.html which says that they usually hibernate from end of october until the end of march at about 15°C. What is their current temperatur? You can put them in a corn...