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by harvesterant
Sat May 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant friendly way to move a colony out of my house
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Ant friendly way to move a colony out of my house

The ants will probably eat the honey if they find it and may decide to move out as a consequence of food outside. This may be risky because colonies thrive when there is more food. I hope the method works.
by harvesterant
Sat May 11, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Omg why oh why
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Omg why oh why

That is unfortunate. I hope that you can catch more queens later. I did not have a lot of colonies, but I think that this is relatively common. Many queens do not manage to found colonies, and therefore it is recommended to catch several.

Sorry for your loss.
by harvesterant
Sat May 11, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Ant friendly way to move a colony out of my house
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Ant friendly way to move a colony out of my house

One recommended method is to pour lemon juice mixed with water into the nest enterances (if you can find them) to make the ants move out. This should not harm them, but make them try to find a new home. This is a recommended method, but it did not work for me (I have the same problem). Maybe it will...
by harvesterant
Fri May 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to estimate colony size
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: How to estimate colony size

That makes sense, no easy method to calculate it.
by harvesterant
Thu May 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How to estimate colony size
Replies: 2
Views: 208

How to estimate colony size

In several places on this forum, I have seen people refer to the size of their colony. Is there any easy way to estimate the size of a colony held in captivity? Are there methods that would work for all species?
by harvesterant
Thu May 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help with possible Queen ant
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Help with possible Queen ant

Social parasites are hard to keep. Unless you have a colony for it, you will probably not be able to keep it, because it needs to enter a colony to survive.
by harvesterant
Wed May 01, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Prevent lasius niger escaping
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Prevent lasius niger escaping

Okay, thank you for the help, I will consider getting baby powder, because it is easy to get.

I made my own outworld, and cut the holes for tubing roughly, what can I use to block them up, so that the ants cannot escape through there?
by harvesterant
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Letting air through
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Letting air through

Okay, thank you for replying. The current setup will work then.
by harvesterant
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Letting air through
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Letting air through

I have a small lasius niger colony (12 workers) and I have given them an outworld, giving them tiny air holes so that they can breathe. Later, I had to block the air holes up because the workers were so small, that they could get out. Is there any way that I can give them enough air but not let them...
by harvesterant
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Capturing Wild Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Capturing Wild Colony

The method mentioned did not seem to work. The ants did not relocate because of lemon juice. Are there any other ways I could make them relocate?