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by AntsLuxembourg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Red spots on cotton wool in test tube setup
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Red spots on cotton wool in test tube setup

It would be helpful to have some pictures. Also don't worry. It's not antblood but I also have the same the whole piece of cotton looks redish and pink. would be interesting to know what it could be. :P
by AntsLuxembourg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ttransfer Ants or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Ttransfer Ants or not?

Hello there, Glad to hear that you want to learn more about ants. You are never too old or too young for ant-keeping but as you are a bit younger you might need to restrain yourself with hasty decisions. So I am already glad you managed to restrain yourself from just doing something that might be ha...
by AntsLuxembourg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Lasius queens gaster broke
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: My Lasius queens gaster broke

You will probably find out if she is alright as soon as she got her workers. :)
Until then it's best to asume that she is alright. ;)
by AntsLuxembourg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: M. Orientalis blocks off entrances to nest
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: M. Orientalis blocks off entrances to nest

Hello there. I know that messor barbarus colonies haven't got but entrances so they prefer to have a small entrance. They probably think your's is much to big. I don't know if Orientalis does the same but it probably is similar to that behaviour. They might not hibernate but perhaps that's their nat...
by AntsLuxembourg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Messor Barbarus colony :D
Replies: 33
Views: 2791

Re: My Messor Barbarus colony :D

I don't think they need an expansion soon since they are going to hybernation soon enough which means that they will not forage for a while. I will add some more seeds to my colonies testtube and have a last good check on them before I put them inside my cave. The other colonies will have to go insi...
by AntsLuxembourg
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Messor Barbarus colony :D
Replies: 33
Views: 2791

Re: My Messor Barbarus colony :D

that's a good looking colony :D Yesterday I got some fresh pumpkinseeds for my colony. I still got a small testcolony with only workers which lost their queen :C And they so I offered them a seed. I just don't know if I have to open the seed or something so I put a whole seed in there and they seeme...
by AntsLuxembourg
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this please?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: What species is this please?

Since I have like 10 lasius niger to compare with I can say definetly not big enough. ^^
by AntsLuxembourg
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Niger problems
Replies: 33
Views: 2905

Re: Lasius Niger problems

Well I sugguested that you just force them to move by dropping the queen into a new nest. But anyway. It was your first try and my colony didn't even made it to a nice nest. :C
Only a bigger area.
by AntsLuxembourg
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Lasius Niger problems
Replies: 33
Views: 2905

Re: Lasius Niger problems

My problematic L. niger Queen died. It Happened yesterday. It's sad, really sad. But this colony wasn't OK from the beginning. The Queen didn't have much offspring. She had a lot of eggs, and larvae, but those were dissapearing quickly, so they were often eatten. They have honney, and insects to ea...
by AntsLuxembourg
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this please?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

What species is this please?

Hello everyone, It's strange but yesterday I caught another queen which is wierd since it wasn't very warm outside. She probably is not even fertilized but I caught her anyway for identification and I give her a try. Here are some pictures of her. https://imgur.com/a/qTT7wde Would be great if someon...