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by orangeant
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Myrmica Rubra not coming out the nest?
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Myrmica Rubra not coming out the nest?

So I've had my (around) 50 strong Myrmica Rubra colony for about a year. I'll be going away for about a week soon, so I upgraded them from a kinda crappy acrylic nest to a larger ytong one, which I hope will hold water a lot longer for them, it also seems to make the air a lot more humid, which M.Ru...
by orangeant
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Myrmica colony stopped laying eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 269

My Myrmica colony stopped laying eggs

So I've had a roughly 50 strong colony of Myrmica Rubra since I bought them last November. Their numbers haven't grown that much but to be fair they haven't been getting the most protein so that's probably on me. Anyways, when I took them out of hibernation in February this year the queen laid a bun...
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Re: Hello Everyone!

Hey!
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Pogonomyrmex barbatus egg to worker
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Pogonomyrmex barbatus egg to worker

I believe that P. Badius workers enclose at around 35-40 days (total). I don't know how similar they are though.
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Safe cleaning methods for the Outworld.
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Safe cleaning methods for the Outworld.

I think hot water and elbow grease is the guaranteed safest, if not the best, method and for cleaning anything. You might also want to use some vinegar to eradicate the pheromone trails.
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Polygynous species in the UK?
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Polygynous species in the UK?

So I've always been fascinated by multi-queen ant species but I live in the UK and I'm relatively new to ant keeping and didn't really like the idea of keeping a species that isn't already here. (I'm fine with invasive species that have settled though!) Any ideas for a relatively easy to keep, polyg...
by orangeant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius Niger
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Lasius Niger

Yeah I'll check the cotton. Also, they're definitely dark enough but how am I supposes to keep them warm without a heat mat. Would it be ok to put a hot water bottle in the drawer with them and change it a couple times a day. Thanks Lasius Niger do fine at room temperature (~24°c), but might apprec...
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Holding two species in the same Large vertical omni
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Holding two species in the same Large vertical omni

I don't see why it wouldn't work. I was thinking you could leave a floor between each colony and stuff it with cotton soaked in vinegar, which I believe stops ant pharamones, and that might stop them sensing each other. Good luck.
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Dead Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Dead Queen

I think infertility was probably the reason. Still sucks though. Sad.
by orangeant
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Omni nest large issue
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Omni nest large issue

I believe MB himself has encountered this issue with some harder-to-keep species. Have you tried pushing some cotton into the holes with a needle or something?