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by MyrmidonDega
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Old queen? 18/7/16 Glasgow, Scotland.
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Old queen? 18/7/16 Glasgow, Scotland.

Your information is appreciated. I did a little research but did not find what I was looking for. Do you know by any chance if she will require Protein before going into hibernation? I suppose I should probably ask if all ants require it before hibernation really.
by MyrmidonDega
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Old queen? 18/7/16 Glasgow, Scotland.
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Old queen? 18/7/16 Glasgow, Scotland.

One of my nuptial catches from two months ago laid and hatched two eggs, both of which seem to have turned into ants rather than nanitics. She is quite a bit larger, not quite as black as my other two Lasius Niger and with a slightly different shaped abdomen than the others as you can (Hopefully) se...
by MyrmidonDega
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Nuptial Catches
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Nuptial Catches

(moving this here from the new members section, if nothing else this is a collection of my observations and questions while raising my first colony :D) 3 queens still alive and quite active, still not sure I did my tubes right cause the cotton wool looks a little dry on the queen chamber end but don...
by MyrmidonDega
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Thought id update on the queens. Winged one is trying to get out so think ill release her. Two of the others i caught are already laying and tending eggs which I didnt expect so soon so let the palpitations commence
by MyrmidonDega
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Hello from Glasgow

Lasius Niger, its just the common black ant for my region, we don't get many species around here. In saying that though I did see a particularly big major while hunting for queens that looked very similar though was a dark shade of green
by MyrmidonDega
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello from Glasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Hello from Glasgow

Hey guys, been watching the channel for a while and though id finally register on the forums since it was Nuptial flight time. Had a basic ant farm since January with around 50+ ants and only had about 5 deaths so they are still going strong. Pus been out and about the last two days catching queens....