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by PixieXV
Thu May 07, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Lasius niger advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Lasius niger advice please

This would make sense. Poor Antwanette :( I've been wondering if it would be kinder to bury her tube open ended in the garden...
by PixieXV
Wed May 06, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Lasius niger advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Lasius niger advice please

I don't know, is that a thing that can happen? She has lost her wings so I thought that meant she was ready...
by PixieXV
Mon May 04, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Lasius niger advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Lasius niger advice please

Yes, she is in the dark. I check every 2-3 weeks. We have had a nice warm spell and still nothing.
by PixieXV
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: How do I know if eggs are still viable?
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: How do I know if eggs are still viable?

At the advice of another ant keeper, I used light to move her into a tube with water, they said not to feed her, but just let her sleep til Spring. Would you suggest feeding her? It's a typical British winter, (sometimes you can see your breath inside the house!) probably 4-14 degrees.
by PixieXV
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Lasius niger advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Re: Lasius niger advice please

She has moved her eggs to a new tube with water and another, more experienced, ant keeper has told me they will hatch after Winter. Fingers crossed.
by PixieXV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Please help
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Please help

OK, she has moved the eggs to the tube with plenty of water after using the bright light.
Thanks so much for your advice :D
by PixieXV
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Please help
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Please help

Yes, they are just tiny eggs still.
I tried sunlight on the old tube but when it didn't work I covered her up again, with the new tube attached hoping she would move towards the water in her own time. I'll try a desk lamp though now, let you know how it goes.
by PixieXV
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Please help
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Please help

Thankyou for your help, that's very reassuring. I will wait another month and then put her somewhere cold to hibernate. (Hopefully by then she will have moved to the tube with water)
by PixieXV
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: How do I know if eggs are still viable?
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

How do I know if eggs are still viable?

I found a lasius niger queen on the 2nd August and she laid some eggs which still haven't hatched, the water has run out and I don't know what to do. I've tried attaching another tube but she doesn't want to move. She is still standing over her eggs but shouldn't they have hatched by now? I found he...
by PixieXV
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Lasius niger advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 2696

Lasius niger advice please

I found a lasius niger queen on the 2nd August and she laid some eggs which still haven't hatched, the water has run out and I don't know what to do. I've tried attaching another tube but she doesn't want to move. She is still standing over her eggs but shouldn't they have hatched by now? I found he...