Natural Set up

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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Natural Set up

Post: # 68401Post BluMoon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:43 pm

Hi there,

I know that there are some ant keepers that give their queens a natural space for their founding stage, where they dig their own claustral chamber. I wanted to do the same for my queen, but I was wondering how she would get water.

It has been a couple of weeks now that I have had this Pavement ant queen, who I caught during her nuptial flight. I am quite sure she has mated ( because I saw it in action ) but she still has not laid any eggs. It is becoming close to winter now, so will she hibernate, and so should I just let her lay eggs in spring? I don't have any heating cables near the place where I put her, so I have tried using a pocket warmer XD.


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