Is The Exo Terra day/night a good light for keeping lasius neoniger?

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sp1cycucumb3r
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Is The Exo Terra day/night a good light for keeping lasius neoniger?

Post: # 74562Post sp1cycucumb3r
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:21 am

hello, I plan to purchase a light for my soon to be ants (also if anyone is selling lasius neoniger for cheapish, hmu) and was wondering if its the right kind of light?

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Re: Is The Exo Terra day/night a good light for keeping lasius neoniger?

Post: # 74595Post NKantsalberta
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:33 am

If it's a small founding colony in a tube they don't need light at all. If they will have a foraging area, and you want to simulate day/night cycles, I would say that's fine, as the night bulb will allow you to observe them in the dark with minimal discomfort to the ants. The lighting would be more for aesthetics and ease of viewing for you, than any benefit for the ants, as they can live in complete darkness. I personally use LED grow lights, as I also propagate small plants in the summer in my Lasius' outworld.
Raising 3x Camponotus novaeboracensis, 2x Formica podzolica, 2x Lasius neoniger.

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Re: Is The Exo Terra day/night a good light for keeping lasius neoniger?

Post: # 74603Post sp1cycucumb3r
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:10 pm

OK great thank you, ill keep that in mind for when I buy a light

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