All of my ants in a nutshell

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AntLuvForever
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Location: Troy, Michigan

All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 76536Post AntLuvForever
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:16 am

Caught another Winter ant yesterday. Ive decided to name the colony the “sugar barons.” Still haven’t found any queen pavement ants yet :(
Winter ant queen still only 1-2 eggs. I read about how they take longer than others ant species for the first workers to come in. Focus now mostly on catching a pavement ant queen/queens
Ill check in later.
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 76552Post AntLuvForever
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:44 pm

Nuuuuuu! My winter ants had to be released when i noticed a blood-sucking mite on the queen. I had to release them or else they might die due to the fact that in my condition, it do seem it might be a serious problem.
I’m sad now ;-;
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 76589Post AntLuvForever
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:36 pm

Yay. Got a lasius queen of some sort. That what people on the wiki said anyways. Ill let you know if anything happens!
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 76961Post AntLuvForever
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:37 am

Lasius lay first batch of eggs. FINALLY! Had to wait like a month. Caught and queen of an species that i do not know. Need to do some research later.
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 77089Post AntLuvForever
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:23 pm

Lasius doing well. Haven’t checked and will not check the colony until next Monday. I think they are at least mildly comfortable. Rained today in my area. Ill check to see if any queens decided to nuptial flight after the rain when it is most moist and warm.
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
Posts: 115
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:54 pm
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 77187Post AntLuvForever
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:49 pm

Hmmmmm. I learn a LOT about about lasius neoniger. They can get really big as a colony. Really excited lol.
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
Posts: 115
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Location: Troy, Michigan

Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 77233Post AntLuvForever
Sun May 02, 2021 8:49 am

Lasius queen have at least 7-8 eggs/larvae now. No pupae tho...
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 77270Post AntLuvForever
Mon May 03, 2021 7:41 am

Moved my queen to the my back shed. I had to check every once every 5 minutes to make sure she had adapted to her hotter and at times (namely rainy days and winter) colder climate. Hope she does well.
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 77274Post AntLuvForever
Mon May 03, 2021 11:21 am

ADD ON— queen have at least 10 eggs now. None has hatched tho. :(
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

AntLuvForever
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Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:54 pm
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Re: All of my ants in a nutshell

Post: # 77373Post AntLuvForever
Thu May 06, 2021 11:40 am

Queen looks fat and healthy. Trying to make sure the temperature is ideal for her. Kinda hard cause the shed is kind of open-air.
Ant Colonies I Own :

(lasius neoniger)—The Sugar Barons

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