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by Vincex
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Young ant colony
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Young ant colony

They should grow rapid enough to be honest I have a colony of lasius and there growing rapidly but it is slow at start cos there needs are less
by Vincex
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Lasius niger
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Lasius niger

It should work ! At least it did on mine ! You haven't really given enough information as to why they died ? You could try honey of just sugar water and a small soft insect and put her into the dark for a week and see what happens
by Vincex
Mon May 25, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: New to ant keeping
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: New to ant keeping

Carpenter ants are a good starter species but slow to grow but I suppose it depends what you can find maybe someone more local might help you out !
by Vincex
Mon May 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: New to ant keeping
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: New to ant keeping

This is just my opinion but start with a different species pheidole can be difficult to take care of and to contain there's loads of great beginner species out there !
by Vincex
Sat May 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: First Formicarium... thoughts?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: First Formicarium... thoughts?

Looks great is the glass sealed on four sides with silicon cos they LL get through any gap
by Vincex
Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Myrmica Rubra ants are acting weird.
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Myrmica Rubra ants are acting weird.

Mine do the same thing one ant grabs another and carries him around ! They also do it with dead ants too perhaps the ant is sick or near death or just wanna hug😂
by Vincex
Thu May 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hello - New keeper here looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Hello - New keeper here looking for advice

Niger do alright at room temp as long as it's not too cold if you had a constant warm dark area would be better cos you run the risk of of cooking the queen . Better to wait till you have her in a bigger nest so you can heat half of it and let her choose what heat gradient she prefers
by Vincex
Thu May 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Hello - New keeper here looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Hello - New keeper here looking for advice

Hey Pete they may have ate the eggs with the stress of transport what you really need to do now is leave the queen alone for at least a week if not longer and she should start laying ! I wouldn't bother feeding for a while they don't need much at that stage just leave them be
by Vincex
Sun May 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Queen ants
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Queen ants

What happened the colony ? Is she still in test tube
by Vincex
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My ants have their waste in the wrong place
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: My ants have their waste in the wrong place

Hi ants will normally move there waste as far away as possible from nest is tube far away from nest?