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by Diamondking
Fri May 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Good substrate for my Lasius colony
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Good substrate for my Lasius colony

So, I’m moving my Lasius colony into a deluxe ant tower. I need help figuring out what substrate to use, and if I need to bake/freeze it like other sources say. I’m really new to this and any help is appreciated! :D
by Diamondking
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Know this ant?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Know this ant?

Antfan wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Tetromorium caespitium? Lasius neoniger? Black crazy ant queen?
I agree. What time of year did you catch this? That could help pin what it is.
by Diamondking
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My two Crematogaster colonies journal
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

I took my three Crematogaster queens out of hibernation in January. I used a heat cable to warm their test tubes and left them undisturbed for over five weeks. One queen has her first worker and all the rest have large larvae or pupae. The problem is that their tubes are drying out. Same problem. I...
by Diamondking
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My two Crematogaster colonies journal
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Hey, sorry for being so inactive. Unfortunately, one of the queens passed on. While that saddens me, there is good news too. The other queen has eggs! Her test tube was completely out of water, so I just moved her and her eggs to a new one. I’ll get photos in a couple of days, as I am on spring brea...
by Diamondking
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

I add two different tubes for them to move in to, but they made those trash and graveyards
by Diamondking
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help!! Ants not moving into new setup
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Help!! Ants not moving into new setup

Hi, so I recently got a colony of Lasius Neoniger ants. There is a queen and three workers. Their test tube is very moldy and the water is almost completely gone. I have tried many ways to get them to move, like taping tubes together. I tried putting their old test tube on a portal, with another, da...
by Diamondking
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify these ants please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Identify these ants please!!

Ok, thanks!
by Diamondking
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Identify these ants please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Identify these ants please!!

These are the same ant, the lighting is just different.