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by BlueLance
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Honestly I don't think it would have happened without all the help I received
by BlueLance
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

So, greatest news ever, we have 2 workers! and 3 more cocoons that wernt too much later, so Hopefully in the next week she will be up to 5 workers!!! Man it was such a journey, but thanks to the advice and patience (And probably the heating box) we got there! The queen became very aggressive and act...
by BlueLance
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Not even a week later and more good news, 2 of her larva have encased themselves in a cocoon. Hopefully the third one will follow suit.

Now to wait another 4-6 weeks!
by BlueLance
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

So just a quick update, Its been 6 weeks since my last. Good news is my queen has 3 Larva and 3 eggs, and boy is she voracious. Anything I feed her is pretty much ripped apart, and then disposed of after she is done with them. She is still in her heated container but she seems much more comfortable ...
by BlueLance
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: need help on ant care
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: need help on ant care

I mean it will depend if your lucky enough and got a queen. Sadly I know othing about the species, but if they have workers/nanitics then your at least in some luck. Sugars are almost always going to be a requirement, after that though is finding proteins they can eat, Fruit Flies are always a good ...
by BlueLance
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How do ants allocate worker on searching foods?
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: How do ants allocate worker on searching foods?

Ants use phermones to communicate, but once they have workers its usually done by age, Older ants forage/scavenge, whilst younger ants stay to take care of the brood or other similar things. So once you get workers, your nanitics will be the main group going out, and then once more workers come, the...
by BlueLance
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: URGENT URGENT URGENT PLEASE HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: URGENT URGENT URGENT PLEASE HELP

Water evaporates on its own, sand isnt good at holding onto it or absorbing it, so just leave it to dry out, if you keep adding more like mentioned ants will move in, and you also increase the time it will take for all the excess to evaporate, unless its a proper visible layer you could use some thi...
by BlueLance
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Ok so Its been a wee while since I left the queen alone, I got paid, so I bought a heating mat and thermostat and when i went to move her into the box I checked up on her, She has a small clutch of eggs 3-5 in there and some fruitflies that she has either stuck to the cotton ball i put in or she put...
by BlueLance
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

I just caught 14 Lasius Niger wingless queens, lets hope, there were loads all over the place today, I didnt believe it when people said its that easy to spot. They wernt kidding
by BlueLance
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Can queens restart a colony?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Can queens restart a colony?

Loads of information is better than none!!! I gave her some crushed fruit flies, a small amount of honey, and I have left her tube since then, I plan to check it on the 14th of August and see if there is any luck/progress and I will post any news here