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Europe | News

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm
by AntsIkhlef
Welcome all Europeans (and others)!

This is my second thread for Us European Ant Keepers!
First post was about European NFs and now i’ve Made this one which is pretty much for everything but most important is that this is where we talk about our colonies ‘n queens!

I myswlf have two Lasius niger queens and 2 Formica! All have eggs and some have larvae!

That was pretty much all, hope you can talk much here!

/Milan

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:14 am
by ClashOwenBash
I'm founding 3×Lasius Niger, 2×Lasius Flavus, and 2×Myrmica Rubra (which are semi-claustral). All have eggs. I've looked after all before but currently only have a 3 year old L.Niger colony.

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 am
by AntsIkhlef
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:14 am
I'm founding 3×Lasius Niger, 2×Lasius Flavus, and 2×Myrmica Rubra (which are semi-claustral). All have eggs. I've looked after all before but currently only have a 3 year old L.Niger colony.
Nice! Hope they do good!

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:27 am
by ClashOwenBash
AntsIkhlef wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 am
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:14 am
I'm founding 3×Lasius Niger, 2×Lasius Flavus, and 2×Myrmica Rubra (which are semi-claustral). All have eggs. I've looked after all before but currently only have a 3 year old L.Niger colony.
Nice! Hope they do good!
U2

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:32 pm
by AntsIkhlef
Update! All Queens Now have alrvae and all but one got pupae,

Lasius niger Queen with eggs, larvae and pupae!
https://ibb.co/mUaoJ9
https://ibb.co/dwE4rU

Formica sp. with Eggs and Larvae,
https://ibb.co/cidsd9
https://ibb.co/k9ZXd9

Lasius sp. With eggs, larvae and pupae.
https://ibb.co/bWzFy9

More pics can be Posted!

/Milan

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:42 pm
by ClashOwenBash
Cool. All my queens have eggs with a few of the Lasius queens having larvae. Both Myrmica queens are coming along nicely (being semi-claustral they can be harder to found).

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:46 am
by AntsIkhlef
I have now installed the heating cable for the queens, they seem to like it around 30-29 degrees celsius (around 86 fahrenheit)

Altough the unidentified Lasius queen doesn't seem to be a big fan of the heat.

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:14 am
by ClashOwenBash
Does anyone have any previous knowledge or tips on finding and caring for "acorn ants"? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:06 am
by AntsIkhlef
ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:14 am
Does anyone have any previous knowledge or tips on finding and caring for "acorn ants"? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I'm Sorry! Never heard of them!

Re: Europe | News

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:18 pm
by AntsIkhlef
Hello!
Photo time today :D
All queens were doing great, especially The Lasius niger queens!
They all have Pupae and eggs but no sign of Larvae for the Formica queen, althought her two Pupae and her eggs were all looking very healthy, Here are the Photos from today:

Lasius Queens here:
https://ibb.co/kPu5he
https://ibb.co/fHZSvz
https://ibb.co/iQ4Svz
https://ibb.co/hYSEaz

Formica Queen, Kinda struggling,
https://ibb.co/hKTsTK
https://ibb.co/mDGe8K

Overall i highly Believe we will have nanitis next weekend! SO pumped! :lol: :roll: ;)

/Milan