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Moist or dry nest???

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FaranAli
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Plz Help Me

Post: # 45993Post FaranAli
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:35 am

I just caught a queen of black crazy ants queen from my home with 5 workers,1 of them died😭😭😭. i put them all in an empty container with a test tube water setup luckily they start living in test tube,but i am worried what and when to feed them and where they love to live and will their nest moist or dry........sorry for my Grammer.
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Re: Plz Help Me

Post: # 46023Post idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:34 pm

Provide different types of food outside of their tube. If they are hungry, they will eat it. If they aren't hungry, they won't. Provide a liquidy sugar food source, (sugar water, honey, jam, ect) and protein, preferably pre killed insects (crickets, mealworms, fruitflies). When in doubt, provide them with more food than less food. (you can't overfeed ants) Make sure you are feeding them in their outworld, not in their tube.

Don't worry about humidity. They should be fine in a test tube.Are you planning on moving them out of the tube? They are not ready to go into a nest until they have 20--50 workers. When they are ready you might consider the Tetramorium Hybrid Nest. AntsCanada's kept his colony of Black crazy ants in this nest, so it should work fine. Humidity is 30-50%. The lasius nest may also work( humidity 40-60%)

Also, they will be most comfortable if you do not have the whole end of the test tube exposed to air so they can go into the outworld. Get a 1 inch piece of drinking straw and wedge it between the side of the tube and the exit cotton. This creates a cozy tunnel for them to go in and out of.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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FaranAli
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Re: Plz Help Me

Post: # 46382Post FaranAli
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 am

Plz understand that this is wild colony not captive 1
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FaranAli
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Re: Plz Help Me

Post: # 46383Post FaranAli
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:25 am

I caught them during travel from 1 nest to other.
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Post: # 46394Post idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:12 am

Ok... all my advice remains the same then. The care for them should be the same. Is there something I'm not understanding?
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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FaranAli
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Re: Plz Help Me

Post: # 46449Post FaranAli
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:19 am

I had,nt caught queen alone,i caught her with her pre established colony workers
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Re: Plz Help Me

Post: # 47480Post AntsDakota
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:27 pm

FaranAli wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 am
Plz understand that this is wild colony not captive 1
Black crazy ants generally don't dig and live in cracks and crevices. So a captive setup isn't that much different from a wild one. (for this species, anyway.)
"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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Re: Plz Help Me

Post: # 47707Post FaranAli
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:17 am

AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:27 pm
FaranAli wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 am
Plz understand that this is wild colony not captive 1
Black crazy ants generally don't dig and live in cracks and crevices. So a captive setup isn't that much different from a wild one. (for this species, anyway.)
ok thanks
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