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by Hjcresp
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Ant Keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Ant Keeping

Ok thanks. Also, how do you get it to say what ants you have under a post?
by Hjcresp
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Ants being transported into a new formicarium.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Ants being transported into a new formicarium.

The formicarium has a sand wall for them to dive at the back and space at the front where I will put their food and water. This is the formicarium https://www.antkeepingdepot.com/collections/nests/products/anthouse-acrylic-sand-starter-kit.
by Hjcresp
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Ant Keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Ant Keeping

What if they are too happy in their jar and don't want to move. Is there anything that they don't like that would drive them out of the jar? Without hurting them obviously.
by Hjcresp
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Ants being transported into a new formicarium.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Ants being transported into a new formicarium.

I recently caught a pheidole colony that I found in a pot whilst gardening. I have ordered a formicarium but I have no idea how to transport them from the dirt-filled jar that they are in and into the formicarium without getting too much dirt into the formicarium. Please help.
by Hjcresp
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: What temp should I keep my Tetramorium ants at?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: What temp should I keep my Tetramorium ants at?

Normally the nest should be in between 16 and 25 degrees Celcius but the outworld can be in the high 20's and at most, 30 degrees Celcius.
by Hjcresp
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium
Replies: 1
Views: 142

How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium

Hi, I have recently captured a colony of Phediole ants from a pot in my backyard. I put them into a jar with dirt and then ordered a formicarium that arrives by the end of the week. How can I transport the ants into the formicarium without getting much dirt in and also without harming the ants?
by Hjcresp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: What temp should I keep my Tetramorium ants at?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: What temp should I keep my Tetramorium ants at?

the temperature depends on the species of ant. What do you have?
by Hjcresp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Ant Keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Ant Keeping

I captured a multi queen phediole colony yesterday and put it in a large jar with dirt. I bought a formicarium but am expecting it on Thursday. How do I keep the ants alive until then? Also, when the formicarium arrives, how do I safely transfer the queens and workers into the formicarium without hu...