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by AntsLuxembourg
Sun May 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Larvae feeding behavior between species
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Larvae feeding behavior between species

Hello there. There are indeed many diffrences between species. Most species within a categorie act the same like all camponodus ants are wood ants (I think) but their behaviour can be diffrent from each other. But usually they are the same. Also good to hear that you and your kids are into ants now ...
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri May 03, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica obscuripes fully claustral?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Formica obscuripes fully claustral?

Hi, I did some research for you and found this. Colony Founding These ants are temporary social parasites of Formica fusca-group species. New colonies are established when an inseminated F. obscuripes queen enters the nest of a Formica fusca-group species and is accepted by the host workers. The hos...
by AntsLuxembourg
Thu May 02, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: queen being ignored
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: queen being ignored

hard to find a solution for your problem. What antspecies is it? Also that might happen sometimes that the workers just chill in a diffrent spot of the setup although they are supposed to take care of the queen.
by AntsLuxembourg
Thu May 02, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Messor Barbarus queen not laying!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Messor Barbarus queen not laying!

Hello there, First of all: Welcome to this Forum. Sorry if I might be a little bit late with this. ^^ I am keeping Messor Barbarus myself, streaming them every now and them and already had 2 failed attempts due to the queens dying. Not sure what it was or what did it but I guess it was a mix of too ...
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: 203

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: 256

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: 253

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: 191

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: 2782

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: 252

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...