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by LowlandAnts
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Raising my first Messor Barbarus colony - Milestone
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Raising my first Messor Barbarus colony - Milestone

Well, fellow antkeepers, I have finally done it. In the colony of Messor Barbarus that I am raising I have finally spotted their first major worker! I am absolutely elated with this sighting, since it started to look like disaster had struck. Not too long after I had received the colony some of the ...
by LowlandAnts
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Myrmica rubra habitat
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Myrmica rubra habitat

Hey there! I have just moved my myrmica sp. Colony into an outworld and so far fluon has kept them at bay... Not sure about anything else though That is great to know! And the fluon is applied over the silicone glue? Yea a couple coats should do it. Its kept my ants off a rough corner even. Thank y...
by LowlandAnts
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Myrmica rubra habitat
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Myrmica rubra habitat

Hi there. I was considering acquiring a Myrmica colony with about 50-ish workers supporting 2 queens. For this I am considering acquiring a terrarium. My question would be if anyone knows whether Myrmica ants can climb over talcum barriers when these are applied over the silicone keeping the glass ...
by LowlandAnts
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Myrmica rubra habitat
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Myrmica rubra habitat

Hi there. I was considering acquiring a Myrmica colony with about 50-ish workers supporting 2 queens. For this I am considering acquiring a terrarium. My question would be if anyone knows whether Myrmica ants can climb over talcum barriers when these are applied over the silicone keeping the glass t...
by LowlandAnts
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Raising my first Messor Barbarus colony
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Raising my first Messor Barbarus colony

Hello there! I'm a Dutchman who recently acquired a colony of Messor Barbarus with 20-ish worker ants. I've done some reading on this ant species and have learned some small tidbits observing my ants. I'm keeping the colony in a soil vivarium, and introduction went pretty smoothly. The workers immed...
by LowlandAnts
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Just Another Newbie?
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Just Another Newbie?

I'm a newby to the hobby myself, so I can only compare it to ones I've seen up close. If she has a black thorax, red head, and a brow-reddish backside she might be a Messor Barbarus. If she's wholly black but her backside has some browning rings between the segments she might be a Lasius Niger or La...
by LowlandAnts
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Need help: Our queen just died - Messor Barbarus
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Need help: Our queen just died - Messor Barbarus

Wardword, aren't Messor Barbarus Monogyn? Where I obtained my Messor colony they were labeled as such.