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by Velocurs
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Quick question about lasius niger
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Quick question about lasius niger

Hello does lasius niger need any kind of substrate to spin there coocuns? i have a type of gravel substrate in there outworld but if they need substrate to spin the coocuns do i have to give them a more finer substrate like sand or dirt?
greatful for response!
by Velocurs
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: ytong nest question
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: ytong nest question

how often do you need to hydrate it with cotton?( i still havent moved a colony in to one of my nests)
by Velocurs
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: MY ANTS ARE GETTING STUCK IN THE COTTON!
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: MY ANTS ARE GETTING STUCK IN THE COTTON!

the wet cotton because they are chewing on it and trying to drag it...
by Velocurs
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: ytong nest question
Replies: 3
Views: 220

ytong nest question

hello ive made a couple small ytong nest but with cotton as a hydration medium because im to scared to use the sponges from the grocery store. do you guys know if the regular kitchen sponges you can buy genneraly are safe and dosent conatin any harmful chemicals? what kind of hydration mediums do yo...
by Velocurs
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Activity after hibernation concerns, help
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Activity after hibernation concerns, help

To me it sounds like they are comming out of hibernation then. So i dont think you have to be worried.
by Velocurs
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Activity after hibernation concerns, help
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Activity after hibernation concerns, help

I think they are still hibernating on their own. this often happends to colonies that skips hibernation or dosent have a very long one. Even if the temperature rises the ants inner hibernation clock tells them to hibernate. If thats the case the queen shouldnt lay any eggs and the colony should not ...
by Velocurs
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can't wait for more ant keepers in my area
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Can't wait for more ant keepers in my area

Nice then i would really try to catch some! Yes of course i would have the right requierments for them i already keep an species from south europe, messor barbarus so i know that they require a little more than room temp.
by Velocurs
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can't wait for more ant keepers in my area
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Can't wait for more ant keepers in my area

Yeah i think that they are so cute and look awsome aswell but i dont think i can find any in sweden were i live so i might have to order them. I know that ordering non native species is bad but if you are responseble i think its okay. And its not like they are from asia or very far awat or a super r...
by Velocurs
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Tetramorium
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Tetramorium

1. Nordic ants says that they will fly somwhere between june and agust. 2. They are called pavement ants for a reason, they often build nests under the pavement in citys and have adapted well to live among humans. 3. I have never caught any ants since i got into antkeeping last summer right when the...
by Velocurs
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen not drinking water.
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Queen not drinking water.

I dont think she wants to move yet. If she has water in the other test tube she is fine and will drink from it when she needs. And You might not notice it because the water Inside a testube setup will last a long time. And remeber she is the ant she knows when she needs to move not you if shes not r...