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LaSiUsNiGeR
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wasted time

Post: # 75339Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:40 pm

when i was typing on schedule i exidentaly hit the submit thing so i kept typing in edit mode when i was done it said i could no longer edit this post so everything that i typed is now useless :( wasted about 20 mins of my life
i had someting just as long as my preparations close to complete post
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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Re: the garden gradians

Post: # 75342Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:26 pm

AM1C39 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Yay, good for you, that means some ants will be coming out of hibernation soon! Sadly where I live I have not seen any ants outside.
yes i cant wait to get them out of hibernation i have't see them in there active state(i got them in hibernation)
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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snow(new date)

Post: # 75382Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:24 am

now here is an interesting thing it snowed in the Netherlands so hibernation exit date will now be 3/1/2021
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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emergency hibernation exit

Post: # 75383Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:53 pm

from my other posts you know that i bury my ants underground for hibernation and
you should know that it snowed so i woke up and i looked outside SNOW!!!!
i could only think of one thing
the ant air straws i rushed downstairs and went into the garden i ran to the spot the ants where buried
and i didnt see the straw so i dig a bit down and see the straw so i digged around the straw
and found the box the ants where in there is a corner filed with snow and the rest was clean
i took the test tube out and look inside and the ants seemed alive there antennae where moving so i guess thats
means rescue SUCCESS :D

it happened on 2/7/2021 at around 8:15 Amsterdam time
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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bought it

Post: # 75386Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:02 pm

I bought the hybrid nest i also bought a outworld not ac(thats too expensive)
i got an ant shack medium outworld kit 2 to 3 times cheaper and not that much worse in quality
its smaller tho but it comes with a liquid feeder and some dishes and it ws already decorated
(means i dont need to do it it cost more but worth it)

there is a new hibernation exit date since it snow is melting faster then expected it date wil now be
2/27/2021 hope it doesnt get colder
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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new hibernation exit method

Post: # 75387Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:36 pm

instead of setting a datei can look ant other lasius niger ants i know a wild lasius niger colony
very close to my houe i can go look there everyday and if they come out of hibernation
i can let my ants out too

questioning the use of escape prevention if you have a lid
why would you need fluon or bp+ra if have a lid keeping them in?
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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Re: the garden gradians

Post: # 75391Post AM1C39
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:50 am

Because you do not want them on the lid when you want to open it, but you should still be fine.
My current colonies:
Test_o's colony(camponotus novaeboracensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the shadow ants(formica subaenescens)
The miniature military (formica neogagates)

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new hibernation exit date

Post: # 75393Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:52 am

exit date changed to 2/20/2021 snow is melting way faster then expected
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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fruit flies

Post: # 75396Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:05 pm

im going to buy fruit flies. anyone know what temperature there kept at?

new hibernation exit date 2/22/2021 because of shipment delays(fluon).
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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new time ( again )

Post: # 75397Post LaSiUsNiGeR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:35 pm

i know i just said that hibernation exit date was feb 22 but since i dont need fluon
i can now set a date and time 2/17/2021 4:10 amsterdam time. that new time means that i need
to buy fruit flies tomorrow which is okay but i still need to know how to keep them.


need to study tonight
new to ant keeping
keeper of:
a cat(mile the 2nd say as: mí lè)
a lasius niger colony( the garden gradians )
youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWES89VR55rKS3tElXYMsfg

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