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by Ozmoose
Sat May 12, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please help identify this Scottish ant
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Please help identify this Scottish ant

I found this ant this morning after walking my dogs and noticed it was both slightly bigger and a different colour than all the other ants I’ve seen in the area. I think it could be some form of carpenter ant but I’m new at ant keeping so i’d Like someone else to confirm what it is. https://i.imgur....
by Ozmoose
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: What do I need to start off?
Replies: 2
Views: 525

What do I need to start off?

I have been looking into getting an ant colony for ages now and I realy want to get started but I don't know what I need equipment-wise. I don't know what ant speicies I will get but it will be from England. If you have any recommendations please let me know. Something practical and cheap would be b...
by Ozmoose
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Slightly larger ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Slightly larger ant?

Srry never mind it was just from a different nest that had lager ants
by Ozmoose
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Hi :D
Replies: 14
Views: 668

Re: Hi :D

Give us a description of them until you get some pics ready. What country are they from?
by Ozmoose
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Is it too late now?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Is it too late now?

I live in north England and I only rembered that the flights were happening right after they stopped in my area. I didn't get any and it was very disappointing as I wanted to start the hobby this year...
by Ozmoose
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Best beginner ant species
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Best beginner ant species

To begin with get a common ant speicies from your area. This means if they die you can figure out what went wrong and try again. I live in the U.K. So I keep lasius niger as they are very common around where I live. It is a great way to decide your first colony.
by Ozmoose
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Slightly larger ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Slightly larger ant?

Ok. I have cause some ants from my garden. I know they are lasius niger. After I put them in a small ant farm I was watching them run around and discover everything and I noticed one of the ants wasn't the same size as the rest. It was about 1 or 2 millimetres bigger than the others. Can you pls te...
by Ozmoose
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: First colony help! Sorry if I wrote a lot
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: First colony help! Sorry if I wrote a lot

The first one you mentioned is quite easy according to my friend over in america. That should be your first colony
by Ozmoose
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Slightly larger ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Slightly larger ant?

Ok. I have cause some ants from my garden. I know they are lasius niger. After I put them in a small ant farm I was watching them run around and discover everything and I noticed one of the ants wasn't the same size as the rest. It was about 1 or 2 millimetres bigger than the others. Can you pls tel...
by Ozmoose
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THIS QUEEN ANT
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THIS QUEEN ANT

Where did you get it? That is usually a good indication of its speicies