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by Catbug
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I have to fumigate my house... advice?!
Replies: 3
Views: 233

I have to fumigate my house... advice?!

Hi guys! My dog and cat have fleas for the 3rd time in 6 months and I suspect it's linked with my new house and my best option is to bomb the house with insecticide... Obviously I'm going to move my ant farm out of the house beforehand... but how long before they can move back in do you think? It sa...
by Catbug
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.

Thanks so much!! They are all moved out now and have built several tunnel systems in the nest area. There is condensation on the sides of the formicarium which is a problem so I'm not watering them until I see the condensation disappear. Don't know what they've eaten as there is only 15 ants I think...
by Catbug
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.

I've also just noticed that the funnel the workers are making has holes too small for the queen to fit through... I could destroy their funnel and put her test tube up to the hole that enters the main nest area they have made so she can get into the nest... They've gone and built a home with doors t...
by Catbug
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.

Hi, thanks so much for your reply! :D Yes this is my first colony so I am very new but I have tried to totally nerd out and read everything I can but ants seem to be so changeable and particular that there is no 'one rule fits all'. I also have a zoology degree so I know a bit about ants from that t...
by Catbug
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

New formicarium, new queen. Nervous about queens health.

Hi guys and gals! I'm totally new to this forum but I plan to become an active and involved ant keeper in the future, so, nice to meet you all! Too long to read version: New formicarium and queen. Maybe 12 hours old. All workers are already digging out the nest area but queen is just perfectly still...