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by M4M1K3
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Messor Barbarus Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Messor Barbarus Queen

Hi guys!

I've recently got myself a Harvester Queen and I'm waiting for her to lay her eggs. I've checked on her a couple of times now but only briefly as I don't want to disturb her too much and I'm sure I can see an egg being carried in her mandibles, has anyone else experienced this?
by M4M1K3
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Let me see your setups.

https://image.ibb.co/c0DwfU/20180914_180902.jpg https://image.ibb.co/fOJ7n9/20180914_180910.jpg On the far right there's a Ytong nest they stayed in for a week but they moved back to the tube and don't hang out there very much anymore. Have you tried covering your ytong nest and shinning a light on...
by M4M1K3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Let me see your setups.
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Let me see your setups.

A simple AAC setup for my very first colony. Just waiting for the workers to arrive.

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by M4M1K3
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: DIY Formicarium
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: DIY Formicarium

You can order good containers from the containerstore.com Ikea godmorgan boxes could also work. Another option is to go on Amazon or eBay looking for small fish tanks like they use for beta fish. pre mades. it depends on colony size. if you have small or tiny colony. check out the antkeepingdepot t...
by M4M1K3
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: DIY Formicarium
Replies: 4
Views: 223

DIY Formicarium

Hello guys, I'm looking for some advice on where I can buy plastic containers that would make good Formicariums? Ideally I would like one with the correct style of lid, allowing me to have an over hang as a barrier to stop the ants escaping (along with talc of course.) I would also like one big enou...
by M4M1K3
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Lasius Niger - Multiple Queen Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Lasius Niger - Multiple Queen Advice

AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm
cheetawolf wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:07 pm
nope ive tried it multiple times, they will not merge sorry to say-
Lasius niger are rare in North America. Lasius americanus is the correct term for Lasius niger in North America.
I'm from the UK and believe Lasius Niger is the correct term here but I'm open to being corrected :D
by M4M1K3
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Mike, UK - 1st Time Keeper!
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Mike, UK - 1st Time Keeper!

I just wanted to introduce myself and my two queens to the forum. I'm Mike and I'm from the UK and have always had an interest in these intelligent little beings from a young age. It was thanks to the AC videos that finally made me decide I need to try and create my own colony so here I am... I woul...
by M4M1K3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Lasius Niger - Multiple Queen Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Lasius Niger - Multiple Queen Advice

That's what I thought but was worth checking, thanks.

I will just have to be a little more creative with my second setup in terms of size :geek:
by M4M1K3
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Lasius Niger - Multiple Queen Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Lasius Niger - Multiple Queen Advice

Hey guys, so glad to be here and this is my very first post. Just like most of you guys I started watching AntsCanada and now I'm hooked! I've always had a huge interest in ants from a young age but his videos have pushed me that little bit further to finally start my own colony. I currently have tw...