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by AntFarmer7
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: All of my antkeeping mistakes that led to a disaster!
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: All of my antkeeping mistakes that led to a disaster!

The same thing happened to me! I also have lasius niger, and now all that's left is the queen! She just wanders around the outworld and occasionally eats. Just keep her safe and fed. Hopefully both our queens will make it! :)
by AntFarmer7
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant Colony Emergency!
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Ant Colony Emergency!

My colony of Lasius Niger is not doing well.

Long story short, the queen had around 30 workers when i moved her into the nest. Now she has 2. :shock:

I've given them protein syrup, ant nectar, and water, and they aren't eating it. What can i do to save them? (If anything) :?:
by AntFarmer7
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Nest moving help
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Nest moving help

Okay, thank you! I'll test these ideas and see which ones work for my colony!
by AntFarmer7
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Nest moving help
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Nest moving help

Lamps as in heat lamps?
by AntFarmer7
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Nest moving help
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Nest moving help

Okay, thank you! I'll try that, CAREFULLY! :lol:
by AntFarmer7
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Nest moving help
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Nest moving help

I have a colony of L. Niger that I want to move into a new nest. I've hooked up their new nest to the old one, but they haven't gone in yet. Also, their old one is a sand nest that i can't see inside. Any ideas? :?:
by AntFarmer7
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Myrmica rubra - European Fire Ant Care
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Myrmica rubra - European Fire Ant Care

Well, for starters, 3 queens could get out of hand quickly. Fire ants can have massive colonies so you might want to start with one. 1. When they're in the test tube, the best way to give them water is to put water in the end, with a cotton ball in front of it. That way the water soaks through the c...
by AntFarmer7
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form

I purchased it from Anthouse: https://www.anthouse.es/en/comida-para-hormigas/224-10ml-protein-syrup-for-queens-and-young-colonies-food-anthouse.html

It's from Spain though, but mine only took around a week.
by AntFarmer7
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: A discussion on feeding ants protein in liquid form

I've had a colony of Lasius Niger for around 6 months now, and I knew from the beginning I WASN'T going to feed them bugs. :lol: So I've fed them protein syrup and they're doing great.
Hope this helps!
by AntFarmer7
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: 2 Questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: 2 Questions!

I think Solonopsis Invicta have killed humans, but that was an allergic reaction. And, sorry, I'm not sure about the bull ants, but maybe their nest should have a lid. Maybe with a latch. And a moat. And baby powder. :lol: