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by Vincex
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Own Ytong nest
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Own Ytong nest

I know a lot of people paint the outside with non toxic acrillic paint ! They say it helps with water retention ! So that might help
by Vincex
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants don’t come out of ant hill
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Ants don’t come out of ant hill

They don't really need to come out much cos there's so few of them there food and liquid needs are low all you can do is leave them be and as the colony gets bigger they LL get more adventurous
by Vincex
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Help! Please.
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Help! Please.

It will slowly dry out I wouldn't worry unless you think there gonna physicaly drown a few pictures of the setup might help to understand better what's going on
by Vincex
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Fruit fly problem
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Fruit fly problem

Just brush them out they can't really survive cold so you shouldn't have a long term problem but best tobact straight away put them in bag then freezer for ten mins that should kill them and you could try the dead large with the ants and they may take them
by Vincex
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Cheap alternatives to tubing.
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Cheap alternatives to tubing.

There's plenty of cheap tubing on wish or geek or any Chinese sites but you LL haft to wait month plus for it!
by Vincex
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Young ant colony
Replies: 4
Views: 2849

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: 302

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: 597

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: 597

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: 400

Re: First Formicarium... thoughts?

Looks great is the glass sealed on four sides with silicon cos they LL get through any gap