Formica colony starting?

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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cheetawolf
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Re: Formica colony starting?

Post: # 51856Post cheetawolf
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:08 pm

test tube, out world, food, warmth, darkness, and a queen
yay for ants!

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15x lasius niger/americanus

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1x tetramorium immigrans

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c. pennsylvanicus

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AntsDakota
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Re: Formica colony starting?

Post: # 51939Post AntsDakota
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:53 pm

They should be fine. Although you don't need to feed them during the founding stage, if the queen doesn't have workers.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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