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by Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant Barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Ant Barrier

Any other way to keep ants from escaping other then Talcum Powder and rubbing alcohol,PTFE/Fluon and Vaseline. Will talcum powder work on its own? I don't want to get PTFE just yet its a bit pricey and Im not too sure where to get rubbing alcohol from. If there is another option is it easy to wash ...
by Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ant Barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Ant Barrier

Any other way to keep ants from escaping other then Talcum Powder and rubbing alcohol,PTFE/Fluon and Vaseline. Will talcum powder work on its own? I don't want to get PTFE just yet its a bit pricey and Im not too sure where to get rubbing alcohol from. If there is another option is it easy to wash o...
by Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: My Myrmica Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: My Myrmica Queen

AC Test tube portal outworld as mentioned in first post along with my furry assistant http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f327/NKantsalberta/Myrmica%20July%2028%202018%202_zpsqv4jbb8t.jpg My cat loves to look at my ants it is odd, she will walk up slowly and gently and look at them for 5-10 minutes
by Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius niger worker attacking the queen?!
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Lasius niger worker attacking the queen?!

nice to hear you are new to ant keeping I might be a bit late but I recommend keeping her in a test tube for a few days in the dark undisturbed.
by Brice15
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Will grain mites harm my ants??
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Will grain mites harm my ants??

I don't have much experience with mites but what I have heard giving the ants large amounts of lemon it can reduce the amount of mites.
by Brice15
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights

Brice15 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am
Dose anyone know when the Messor Barbarus nuptial flights begin in the UK?

t is found In Southern Europe and Northern Africa.
by Brice15
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 700

UK Messor Barbarus Nuptual Flights

Dose anyone know when the Messor Barbarus nuptial flights begin in the UK?
by Brice15
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: My New UK Qeen! What is she?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: My New UK Qeen! What is she?

I can only look at about half of the pictures, the other ones need permission. From what i can see it does look like a Lasius sp. But i think 6mm is a bit small for L. niger... Maybe someone else can tell you more Thanks for the reply! It is bigger then 6mm I was checking roughly because I didn’t w...
by Brice15
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: My New UK Qeen! What is she?
Replies: 2
Views: 383

My New UK Qeen! What is she?

So I found this queen walking in my garden alone. I have no idea what she is (maybe lasius niger) she is around 6mm and she doesn’t want any water or honey. She dosnt move much and I am stumped on what to do. I have kept her in a dark draw for 24h + and she isn’t laying any eggs is drinking or havin...
by Brice15
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Help me identify this UK Queen
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Help me identify this UK Queen

Thorond0r wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:39 am
Size? And try taking a picture without using the flash, the queen is pretty hard to see this way... Also, this post should be made in the Ant species identification center... You'll have a higher chance of people helping you there.
Ok thank you so much I’ll be sure to do this next time!