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by Spivjrs
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Queen not laying eggs (myrmica rubra)
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Queen not laying eggs (myrmica rubra)

Hey Folks! I purchased a colony of fire ants in August 2019 consisting of 1 queen and 5 workers. My main issue is she hasn't produced any eggs yet? They also skipped hibernation even though I moved them to a cold room. They feed and drink regularly and seem happy. I keep them in a very small modular...
by Spivjrs
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: New colony worries (European fire ants)
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: New colony worries (European fire ants)

I have admittedly been checking on them a fair but like once a day, something I'm gunna start doing weekly. I have them in a dark area of my room at roughly 25c water reservoir is full so I presume that's creating ample moisture? I gave the formicarium a quick rinse when I got it but nothing thoroug...
by Spivjrs
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: New colony worries (European fire ants)
Replies: 4
Views: 272

New colony worries (European fire ants)

Hi AC family! So a week ago today I embarked on my first experience Into ant keeping, ordering a queen european fire and with a starter colony of only 5 ants. Today i started to worry as i woke up to a dead worker ant that had been acting erratically for a few days. I will admit I moved the colony I...