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by Reneloco
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?

Update:
When i checked on the colony today i saw 2 dead ants in the test tube portal and 4 ants with the queen inside the test tube. It seems that for every ant that is born one ant dies the colony is not growing and the queen has almost no brood
Any advice?
by Reneloco
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?

Update: Today i attached the test tube to a test tube portal because i think its better for feeding them without opening the test tube and disturbing them every time. I also attached a fresh test tube if they might want to move there. There are still 4 workers 2 pupae 1 larvae and 1 egg and it seems...
by Reneloco
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?

AntsLuxembourg wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:08 am
I would keep them in the testtube until they are bigger. Just give them some time. ;)
do you have any idea why they take so long to develope from egg to ant ?
by Reneloco
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?

What you can try is, give them some protein. The queen needs protein too to produce eggs and to grow the larvae. You can either buy mealworms that you store in the fridge or you soft boil an egg for about 5-6 minutes and then you offer them a little bit of that. Honey is good to sustain a colony bu...
by Reneloco
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Is my tetramorium colony doing well?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Is my tetramorium colony doing well?

Hi dear Forum I've bought a tetramorium caespitum queen in early January which she came with 4 eggs and 2 workers. i'm keeping her in a test tube setup in a dark place with about 75 degrees fahrenheit where she is undisturbed and check on her once a week. I also give the colony a drop of honey from ...
by Reneloco
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help me my colony is dying
Replies: 9
Views: 26303

Re: Help me my colony is dying

AM1C39 wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:51 pm
Why does it seem they are dying?
They dont lay any eggs and are getting less workers because about 2-3 workers die in one week
by Reneloco
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help me my colony is dying
Replies: 9
Views: 26303

Help me my colony is dying

Hi dear AntsCanada Forum I have 2 colonys of myrmicaria brunnea the first one has about 30 workers and 3 Queens and is set up in a 100l Aquarium with a dirt mixture as digging medium and a drainage layer of extended clay. The moisture in the formicarium is about 80% and heat is 21°C. The Second colo...