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by ClashOwenBash
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Quick question about lasius niger
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Quick question about lasius niger

When larvae spin cocoon they produce the silk using special glands. They might only need some substrate to grip to the floor so they can make the cocoon more easily. I have found that this isn't necessary, but can help.
by ClashOwenBash
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Should I feed living food to my ants for science? Lasius Niger.
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Should I feed living food to my ants for science? Lasius Niger.

I don't know about mealworms, Lasius in my experience can't get through the exoskeleton. I have always cut them open before.
by ClashOwenBash
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Too late to hibernate?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Too late to hibernate?

I haven't been hibernating my ants properly at all and I'm motivated to do it now, but I'm wondering if it's too late to do it now? I'm thinking of buying a wine cooler because there isn't a suitable place to do it in my house. The basement is heated and there's no room in the fridge. The ants are ...
by ClashOwenBash
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Can you find Camponotus in the uk?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Can you find Camponotus in the uk?

Can camponotus ants be found in the uk? I've looked online and the information I've found doesn't seem to be conclusive. I saw a species called camponotus britteni that supposedly can be found in the uk but the samples were from australia. Some sites say they're an introduced species whereas others...
by ClashOwenBash
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Ant barrier

Baby powder can also work.
by ClashOwenBash
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Messor Barabarus hibernation
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Messor Barabarus hibernation

Its fine.
by ClashOwenBash
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Type of water to give my ants
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Type of water to give my ants

Distilled water is created when water is evaporated to leave all the chemical ions which where dissolved, the pure water vapour is then condensed to give a solution of pure water, this reaction is called distillation, hence why the water produced is called distilled water. No chemicals are added dur...
by ClashOwenBash
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: URGENT
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: URGENT

It's hard to tell from that picture... :lol:


I'm not too sure but maybe I can point you in the right direction and say, it looks like a Manica sp. Or Myrmica sp.