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by AdamKnapp
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Workers dying, dead in nest.
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Workers dying, dead in nest.

They are probably dying to stress an or are unable to find the food you gave them. That colony is way too small to be put in that formacarium. At that stage, you should probably keep them in a testube or a miniature nest. Normally, ants prefer to be jammed packed rather than spacious.
by AdamKnapp
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Extracting
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Queen Extracting

They probably couldn't handle the move. It's probably too late to move her again so just keep her in the set up. Just make sure to stress her out as little as you can. The best way to do this is by checking her at most weekly, and when you check her, do it in the dark with a red flashlight. Also how...
by AdamKnapp
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Protein jelly for feeding ants
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Protein jelly for feeding ants

Try getting that stuff from ants depot. I believe that some colonies will take the jelly but other more stubborn colonies will try to avoid it. I wouldn't use it as a primary source of food but its up to you. I got two jelly packets and my ants (besides my camponotus) accepted it but its not their f...
by AdamKnapp
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving a whole Colony
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Moving a whole Colony

My best guess is that they used heat and lighting (or maybe even force) to move the colony from their original nest. They probably do this because ant equipment is expensive and is fragile while a plastic container is cheap and sturdy. I doubt that the original owner kept them in their as a permanen...
by AdamKnapp
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Getting an ant colony out of a pot
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Getting an ant colony out of a pot

Hey so I recently purchased a plant from my local nursery. I put it in my room and was surprised to find its soil teeming with life. It is full of millipedes, spring tails, and an ant colony. I think its a pheidoli colony with very small workers. I was wondering if there was any way to move them int...
by AdamKnapp
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Formica ants in class
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Formica ants in class

I offered to get and take care of an ant colony for my biology teacher. So I bought a formica subsericea colony. But I could use some help on caring for them. 1. When I got the colony, it was 9 workers strong and no brood (I think they ate it) is there any way to help increase their egg production? ...
by AdamKnapp
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Mini Eco- system Terrarium
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Mini Eco- system Terrarium

Hey, so I have spent about two weeks making this terrarium[https://i.imgur.com/6MjFfTA.jpg][https://i.imgur.com/JsI9Ak8.jpg][https://i.imgur.com/mYxeYj2.jpg][https://i.imgur.com/fhJ82Lh.jpg] [https://i.imgur.com/O4ST1vK.jpg]. It's a 36 gallon tank which has a gravel draining layer. I plan to put ani...
by AdamKnapp
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating Ants in a Terrarium
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Hibernating Ants in a Terrarium

So I plan to make a forest themed terrarium full of plants, insects and hopefully a lizard or something. One of the insects I wanted to keep were ants I was thinking about putting in C. Chromdia and or Lasius Neoniger . The tank I plan to use is about 50-75 gallons and should consist of animals nati...
by AdamKnapp
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ants not hibernating
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Ants not hibernating

Virginia is warming up and the ants have stopped hibernating. Also, the coldest place I can put them is well over 10c. Should I just take them out of hibernation?
by AdamKnapp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Hibernating ants outside
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Hibernating ants outside

thanks for the heads up!