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by Formicarufa
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: About protein sources
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: About protein sources

Feeder insects are one of the best protein sources, even for humans, as they are packed full of pure protein Yogurt is fairly fat rich, so will provide ants with energy, The ants will need high density protein to feed their larvae, I don’t see any problems with feeding the ants yoghurt as it is ener...
by Formicarufa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: English nuptial flights
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: English nuptial flights

I have seen a few drones about

Does anyone know when Formica fusca fly

Because I really want a colony
by Formicarufa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Is this a queen?
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Is this a queen?

Looks like a Formica queen to me
by Formicarufa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Best insect for feeding L. Niger??
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: Best insect for feeding L. Niger??

Thanks,

I have since moved the colony into a tubs and tubes setup and they appear much happier,

They even moved some cotton back in, to make the entrance smaller.
by Formicarufa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: European Fire Ant Colony Help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: European Fire Ant Colony Help!!

I use Vaseline for my lasius colony

The only problem is that they tend to escape within a few hours.

But after a few days, the ants stop trying to escape,

Not sure why.
by Formicarufa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Dracula ants
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Dracula ants

You should try to keep local ants first Dracula ants are very hard to keep Also non native ants are not going to do well unless they are invasive But keeping invasive species is very dangerous and problematic to the environment There should be some cool ants in California. Hope that you decide to ke...
by Formicarufa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Worried about my queen
Replies: 16
Views: 9179

Re: Worried about my queen

The brood might go into hibernation

My lasius ants brood did not develop at all until the temperature warmed up

Now they have pupa

Myrmica reproductive brood need to be hibernated before they can become alates
by Formicarufa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: queen is being abnormal
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: queen is being abnormal

How often do you check on her

If you check on her too often she might eat her eggs to retain energy to move
by Formicarufa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Keeping ants in Finland?
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Re: Keeping ants in Finland?

If you can find the ants then I don’t see a problem

I am not familiar with Finland’s laws

But I assume that they will allow native species
by Formicarufa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Spam Bot
Replies: 32
Views: 27786

Re: Spam Bot

Keep up the good work