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by LasiusAnts
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Red tinted water in test tube
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Red tinted water in test tube

I took my ants (Lasius Niger) out of hibernation 3 weeks ago. Their test tube had gotten a bit mouldy over the winter, so I moved them to a fresh one. Since then, they've been eating fine and there's lots of new eggs, but their water has started to turn red and the cotton is starting to go funny qui...
by LasiusAnts
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating in the fridge
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Hibernating in the fridge

You know, I thought my fridge wasn't that fancy, but I've looked closer and I can change the temperature after all...

I'll get it a bit warmer and just hope for the best.
by LasiusAnts
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating in the fridge
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Hibernating in the fridge

I don't have anywhere cold in my house, so I put my ants (Lasius Niger) in the fridge to hibernate yesterday. I've put a thermometer in there to check the temperature and it's 3.5°c in there. The thermometer is one of those digital ones that tells you the minimum temperature too, and apparently at s...
by LasiusAnts
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: dry cat food for ant?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: dry cat food for ant?

Sorry for resurrecting a thread from the past. I fed my ants (lasius niger) a piece of crushed dry cat food last night, and they've carried all the pieces back into their nest and are happily feeding it to the babies. Has anyone had experience feeding ants cat food long term? I have an unlimited sup...
by LasiusAnts
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My new Lasius Niger colony
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: My new Lasius Niger colony

Thanks for the feedback. I've noticed I'm giving them far too much honey, I've just been taking it away and replacing with fresh while I work out how much they eat. I'll give them less. I was a bit concerned that the journey would be hard on the ants ordering them from eBay, but they seem to have ma...
by LasiusAnts
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My new Lasius Niger colony
Replies: 2
Views: 397

My new Lasius Niger colony

I've recently become interested in ants by watching the AntsCanada YouTube videos, and I've just started keeping a new Lasius Niger colony. I ordered my queen off eBay, because I've missed nuptial flights and didn't want to wait until next year. The colony is up to about 20-25 workers now. I have a ...