Budget Lasius Nursery

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Budget Lasius Nursery

Post: # 40439Post lasiusgolbs
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:21 am

Hello all, this is my first post here.

I've had in my possession for 5 days 9 Lasius Niger wingless queens that I caught in the wild near my house. Currently they are all in a typical test-tube set up and all have laid eggs. So far, so good!

Here is a photo of them today: https://imgur.com/a/c5FKDWf

I'm unlikely to keep 9 full set ups long term and I have no idea how fast I could shift the excess queens on the GAN project so I'm looking for a cheap and compact nursery set-up that I can feed a small colony in that won't cost an arm and a leg to acquire multiple of. I'm looking for some ideas that perhaps only require modifying some cheap plastic containers or other fancy methods that I may not be aware of. Of course, which ever queen I do decide to keep as my main colony will be given only the best luxury living space to house all her anty needs.

Thank you in advance for any info and ideas given.
Golbs

TL;DR: Fast and cheap small colony setups?

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