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by Zeroten
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ants closed test tube entrance
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Ants closed test tube entrance

DictaruraSrl wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:54 am
When they will need food, they will come out. If you overfeed them, they will storage the food and will not come out often.
Thanks

Can you also tell me why they closed the test tube? Does that mean they are in stress or is this normal?
by Zeroten
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ants closed test tube entrance
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Ants closed test tube entrance

Recently, I moved one of my lasius ant colonies into a terrarium with sand and rocks. It also has a ytong nest below the soil, I didn't give them access to it yet, because their colony isn't big enough yet. So, they remained in the test tube covered with aluminium foil. Overnight they closed the onl...
by Zeroten
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Watering soil without ants nesting in it
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Watering soil without ants nesting in it

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:22 pm
You probably won't be able to. Your ants will likely prefer the soil soil rather than the restrictions of the y-tong nest
Is there no way to make the soil less attractive for the ants, or to make the ytong nest more suitable for them?
by Zeroten
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Watering soil without ants nesting in it
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Watering soil without ants nesting in it

I have a lasius ant colony living in a terrarium with some plants and a ytong underground and a layer of soil above. I want the ants to live in the ytong nest I custom-made, so I can see their activity underground. But there are also plants in the terrarium which I need to water. How do I prevent th...
by Zeroten
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What happens if you separate a queen from her workers?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

What happens if you separate a queen from her workers?

I was just wondering, what happens if a queen ant get separated from her workers. Recently I had to move my very young colony into a new test tube, and while the queen started moving almost instantly, the nanitics took too long and died (I think because of hunger), only after detaching the two test ...
by Zeroten
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving queen with workers into new test tube
Replies: 1
Views: 313

I have an update: I don't see the queen transport any more brood across and there is still quite a few. The workers still haven't even been in the other setup, but I did see them care for the larvae. Is this normal?
by Zeroten
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Moving queen with workers into new test tube
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Moving queen with workers into new test tube

About 5 days ago one of my queen ants got her first set of workers (I think they're a Lasius species). Though due to flooding some nanitics unfortunately died. Now I'm in the process of moving the young colony by taping a new setup to the current one and covering it up, while the current setup is ex...
by Zeroten
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: ACAF Questions, Support, and Suggestions for the forums
Topic: Moving queen with workers into new test tube
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Moving queen with workers into new test tube

About 5 days ago one of my queen ants got her first set of workers (I think they're a Lasius species). Though due to flooding some nanitics unfortunately died. Now I'm in the process of moving the young colony by taping a new setup to the current one and covering it up, while the current setup is ex...