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by harvesterant
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Prevent lasius niger escaping
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Prevent lasius niger escaping

Would baby powder work for a lasius niger colony? Lasius niger are quite good at climbing. The current colony is currently small, would they be able to pass the barrier?
by harvesterant
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Prevent lasius niger escaping
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Prevent lasius niger escaping

Okay, these are two good options to keep ants inside their formicarium. Thank you for the advice.
by harvesterant
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Capturing Wild Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Capturing Wild Colony

Thank you, I will try that. Are there any other ways to make the colony relocate?
by harvesterant
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Prevent lasius niger escaping
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Prevent lasius niger escaping

I have a new lasius niger colony, and the outworld it will be kept in will need a protective barrier. What can I use for to make the outworld escape proof?
by harvesterant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How fast do Crickets mould?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: How fast do Crickets mould?

Okay, thank you. The colony is very small, approximately 15 workers, so I would not expect them to eat the cricket in one week. I'll just take the remains out later. Thank you for replying.
by harvesterant
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I'm new and my ants water is running out.
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: I'm new and my ants water is running out.

Assuming that she is in a test tube setup, you could take an identical test tube with water and attach it using sellotape. This would give the queen more water. Then, the queen needs to be moved to the new test tube with all her brood. This can be done through exposing the old test tube to light and...
by harvesterant
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Capturing Wild Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Capturing Wild Colony

I am not just trying to be impatient. There is a wild colony of ants in my kitchen, and my family wants to poison it. Is there any way of extracting the queen ant to capture her, for example something that will make the colony relocate in a short space of time? Digging the colony up is not a choice,...
by harvesterant
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: How fast do Crickets mould?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

How fast do Crickets mould?

I am going away for a week, leaving my ants. Will crickets mould in that time, and would the ants eat moldy crickets if they do mold? Is it safe ants like this, or should I find another protein source?
by harvesterant
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: What's The Importance of Wet Cotton Positioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: What's The Importance of Wet Cotton Positioning?

That makes more sense, I should probably give them an outworld then.
by harvesterant
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: What's The Importance of Wet Cotton Positioning?
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: What's The Importance of Wet Cotton Positioning?

So it is recommended to give ants an outworld when they have their first workers? I have never heard of that before, then it is probably worth giving my new Lasius niger colony an outworld too, the colony has grown to 12 workers.