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by TheSpawn
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube size?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Tube size?

Never mind about the tube.

When is hibernation period for Lasius Niger and Formica Fusca/Lemani

Is this right? (Lasius Niger)
Eggs to ants 6-8 weeks:
Eggs to larva 10 - 12 days
Larva to pupae 10 - 14 days
Pupae to workers 10 - 24 days

And how long is it for Formica Fusca/Lemani?
by TheSpawn
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID and som help
Replies: 1
Views: 56

ID and som help

Hi :D Found 2 ants that I wonder if are queens. They are now in tubs, but what temperature should they be in? Posted pictures of those on FB, a few said they were queens but I'm still in doubt. The species is either Formica fusca or Formica lemani, I think. The ants were found in Norway yesterday. S...
by TheSpawn
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Tube size?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Tube size?

I have a tube ho is 14,5cm (5.7 inch) end 15mm (0.59 inch) is it big enough for a Formica lemani/fusca queen?
by TheSpawn
Sun May 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Newbe alert! Need some help:)
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Newbe alert! Need some help:)

You will be unlikely to find a mated queen in your house because there would probably be no Lasius niger males there, they will most likely have to go to a specific field or place to mate. I vas afraid of that :P Ty I have never experienced problems with visibility when keeping Lasius niger ants, e...
by TheSpawn
Sun May 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Newbe alert! Need some help:)
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Newbe alert! Need some help:)

Ty harvesterant Sorry for my spelling, my time for editing has ended... I understand that they most be mated, and they are not mated when they leave the colony. I can find a wing ant that is 7 m from the colony entrance (inside my house), are they perhaps mated? (How far away from the colony are the...
by TheSpawn
Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Newbe alert! Need some help:)
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Newbe alert! Need some help:)

Ty harvesterant I understand that they are most mated, and they will not be mated when they leave the colony. I can find a wing moth that 7 m from the colony entrance (inside my house), are they perhaps mated? (How far away from the colony they mate) I was looking for queens out to day with my kids,...
by TheSpawn
Sat May 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Newbe alert! Need some help:)
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Newbe alert! Need some help:)

Hi,

I have some Lasius niger ants in my house :lol:
I will try to get a queen from them. If I see a ant whit wings that has left the colony, is it possibly it can be a queen and i can use it to start a new colony? :)

Another question, how long do a colony live?