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by silulilu
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is silicone hose strong enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Is silicone hose strong enough?

I have Messor Barbarus which are know from having strong jaws. The nest I am about to get is 50cm x 30cm I am not sure how is it going to be. They are now in 30x15 and the nest part is all black because of their number. I am not sure if it's going to be enough large nest to make them feel comfortabl...
by silulilu
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is silicone hose strong enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Is silicone hose strong enough?

Hey Guys! I am about to buy new nest for my ants and I am going to connect it with a outworld via silicone hose. My colony reaches around 3000 workers. I have never used this method to connect test tube with water or anything. My formicarium is already with nest and outworld together. I am wondering...
by silulilu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What is she doing???
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: What is she doing???

I Will say she was walking normally at first when i put her in the box
by silulilu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What is she doing???
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: What is she doing???

My father caught her by her wings i am not sure if he dmged her or not but it seems like she is hurt or trying to take off her wings. The larvay is there because i caught some formica fusca to adapt it for sanguinea Queen. I caught two sanguineas and unfortunatly the queen from the video is not sang...
by silulilu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What is she doing???
Replies: 4
Views: 248

What is she doing???

Guys i caught a Queen of formica sanguinea and she is behaving weirdly https://mega.nz/#!hKIgFQZC!syf5JUS0XVaA2Qv8cdWak0IiQ0iJGAxPFlFY4jsalog
I dont think i squeezed her but maybe she is dropping her wings. What do you guys think?
by silulilu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind
Replies: 19
Views: 2181

Re: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind

Yep, start feeding them and they should help her raise her own brood. Great thank you guys for help really appreciate it <3 As i am new to the ant keeping the first caught queen was a such an amazing experience.. I have already Messor Barbarus colony which i really recommand and also Lasius niger. ...
by silulilu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind
Replies: 19
Views: 2181

Re: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind

Social parasites do not found colonies independently. They need help from host workers. Most social parasite queens have not retained their instincts for brood care and must undergo a risky introduction to adult workers. Formica social parasites still know how to open cocoons, so giving them pupae ...
by silulilu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind
Replies: 19
Views: 2181

Re: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind

They will accept pupae from just about any Formica sp. just fine. I don't think we will be able to identify her further without a much closer look, though. Formica social parasites can open cocoons, and they only need about 6. 1. why does she need cocoons? 2. can i give her the pupaes even if she i...
by silulilu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind
Replies: 19
Views: 2181

Re: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind

I did separete them immidiately. But the problem is it's a wild queen. How am i able to get pupae from an old nest that is inside the ground. I don't want to destroy it. And also what is the difference between parasitic queen and no parasitic.
by silulilu
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind
Replies: 19
Views: 2181

Re: Is this a QUEEN? If yes what kind

Okay so i don't know how to understand it. I have recorded the ants behavior when i connected them. What do you think about it?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evw047FtR44