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by MollysAnts
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: my ants moved into the outworld for some reason i cant heat outworld or make it dry please help me or dry
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: my ants moved into the outworld for some reason i cant heat outworld or make it dry please help me or dry

You could expose wherever they have moved to with very bright light, and make the proper nest very dark, and to the preferred temperature and humidity of your ants.
by MollysAnts
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: What to do about hatched males and virgin queens
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: What to do about hatched males and virgin queens

If it is a native species, let them have their nuptial flight. You could put the setup in a shed or next to an open window (Obviously with some way to keep the queen and workers from escaping) , and let them fly off. I'd like to know how they got on! :D
by MollysAnts
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If GAN sellers live too far...
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

Re: If GAN sellers live too far...

If you can't find anyone, just wait until the nuptial flight of your native ant species.
Happy and keeping, good luck getting those ants.
by MollysAnts
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Accidentally crushed a worker
Replies: 9
Views: 3652

Re: Accidentally crushed a worker

Haha that's really funny! 🤣🐜
by MollysAnts
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Orphan Colonies
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Orphan Colonies

Brilliant idea! I think that you should try and see what happens :D
by MollysAnts
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: How to transport ants from jar with dirt into formicarium

Hi! I think you should put the formicarium into a big plastic tub. Then tip the whole jar of dirt into the tub, next to the formicarium. Hopefully, the ants will then move into it. :D :)
by MollysAnts
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: minimal amount of ants that can be placed in a formicarium
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Re: minimal amount of ants that can be placed in a formicarium

I would say just keep them in their current setup until they seem to need more space - just wait and don't rush it! :)
by MollysAnts
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Ant Graveyard
Topic: Dead Lasius Niger colony - why did they die?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Dead Lasius Niger colony - why did they die?

So, I got a queen ant from online in early march, in the normal test tube. It had 6 workers already. Over the next month, I kept feeding them mealworms, apple, and peanut butter. The colony seemed to be fine, except that it was growing very slowly - there were only 10 -11ish workers. But then, I che...