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by Silver
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Adding water..
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Adding water..

Yes, even I got a new queen and I am always tempted to look at her. I put her in a test tube but it cracked so I moved her to a small bottle. I must refill the water every now and then as there is no water reservoir, but she does not seem to mind. I have a Lasius Niger, which is pretty hardy. Some o...
by Silver
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ants next to musical instruments
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Ants next to musical instruments

My queen is next to a piano, and she does not seem to mind. I don’t think your ants will mind. If they do seem to act oddly then you should move them.
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I have caught hundreds of lasius niger queens
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: I have caught hundreds of lasius niger queens

Oh ok. I knew it was not a good idea to catch so many queens. I thought it was because of the above mentioned reason rather than the fact that they will fight. :?
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: I have caught hundreds of lasius niger queens
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: I have caught hundreds of lasius niger queens

You should never catch so many queens. It causes a major ecological imbalance. If you caught them as they were walking around or flying around, they are fertile. If they don’t have wings, then you can be sure beyond a shadow of doubt that they are fertile. There are many vedios on how to take care o...
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Confirmation on tetramorium species of ant?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Confirmation on tetramorium species of ant?

I don’t know, but there are many charts on the internet where you can find out. I found out that my colony is a Lasius Niger using one of those.
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Help with protein
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Help with protein

You can feed them cut up spiders. If you caught them in your house rather than in a garden, they won’t have any pesticides. You could boil the insects, but this does not always work.
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: EMERGENCY HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: EMERGENCY HELP!

I’m guessing you check on her too often, something I am also guilty of. They require solitude when they are founding. Otherwise, no idea.
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: I need help
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: I need help

You can just feed her sugar water, or honey water and even fruits like apples(not cores or seeds as they contain cynide) and bananas. I am not sure about resins but you could try. Also, if you are starting a colony, I am guessing the queen does not have any workers. They are fully claustral so they ...
by Silver
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant food/diet
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Ant food/diet

Ok, Thank you. And I did find cockroaches and crickets, but I am horrified by even the thought of them. I did not dare to even look at them for more than a few seconds with feeling uneasy.