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by AntChuck
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is she dead? Why won’t she leave the tube?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Is she dead? Why won’t she leave the tube?

Lol and when it comes time to transfer them from a tube to another tube or formicarium be prepared to be patient. I have a 3 queen, 30ish worker Lasius Flavus Colony (only a few eggs)... just did a transfer to a new tube set up that also has an AC portal attached at the very same time I was doing th...
by AntChuck
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Feeding Honey... problems
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Feeding Honey... problems

Since my L. Humile colony was a larger breed and numbered around 200 I basically gave them unlimited honey via a filled test tube and an AC connector that I received that was manufactured wrong (the connector opening on one end was not fully open and the whole was about the size of a pen cap). I pla...
by AntChuck
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I released my L. Humile colony
Replies: 0
Views: 34

I released my L. Humile colony

I sadly made the decision to release my L. Humile colony. I was not prepared to take care of a larger breed of ant in great numbers it appears. The decision was made because of the degree of difficulty cleaning up after them... Their nest was a test tube as well as a series of tubing, connectors and...
by AntChuck
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Mass Nanatic transfer
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Mass Nanatic transfer

Well one of my three multi queen tetramorium colonies finally had their battle for power. Unfortunately both were mortally wounded, both were missing multiple legs and antenna. They were still alive but the colony would be unlikely to survive. They had 21 nanatics and around 20-30 brood mostly larva...
by AntChuck
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Introduced 3 new queens to my 3 queen Lasius Flavus
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Introduced 3 new queens to my 3 queen Lasius Flavus

Well about two weeks ago I caught 3 Lasius Flavus queens after they had nuptials (i caught 3 others i have no clue what they are) and placed them in a tube. Well for some reason none of the 3 have laid eggs so I said screw it and put them in the same set up as my 30ish workers and 3 queen colony... ...
by AntChuck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Lasius Flavus... first protein lol
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Lasius Flavus... first protein lol

So I've tried various insects... crickets, flies beetles etc. I tried chicken, tried other ant brood... nothing. I have a 3 queen 30 worker (brood boosted colony). They have consumed many of the eclosed brood which us why my queens have a large clutch of eggs but today while feeding my tetramorium h...
by AntChuck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Time to move my main Tetramorium colony!
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Time to move my main Tetramorium colony!

My colony now has close to 60 nanatics. Still yet to see any full grown worker larva or pupae. Hundreds of brood though. I haven't decided which set up I'm going with this time. I already have a small AC tower with a tetramorium colony that is likely 20-40 workers strong both nanatic and full grown.
by AntChuck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My multi queen tetramorium colonies
Replies: 0
Views: 24

My multi queen tetramorium colonies

Well my 2 two queen and 1 four queen tetramorium set ups are still whole despite the fact they have had worlers for over a month. The two queen set ups both have over 10 workers each and the 4 queen has 4-6. Im curious how long this tranquility will last. By most accounts they have already passed th...
by AntChuck
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Yuck...
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Yuck...

My L. Humile colony set up consists of a few feet of tubing, connectors, 1 clear test tube, 2 AC portals, 1 test tube with honey, 1 sugar water and 1 regular water. A week ago I noticed quite a bit of condensation in the tubing... or what I thought to be condesation... a few days later i noticed the...
by AntChuck
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How long are Nanatics produced?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

How long are Nanatics produced?

My best colony of Tetramorium had 31 nanatics 2 days ago. Checking today I noticed they actually split the substantial brood between two test tubes. This colony was doing the best so I liquidated all my single queen colonies and gave their brood to this single colony... when I started the process th...