AntsAreDaBest wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:08 pm
I am new to ant keeping and was wondering which species of ant I should start with. Please tell me about a type of ant that is easy to care for, can grow their colonies fast, don't sting, and can be found near the bottom of California. It's fine if there isn't a perfect species, just tell me the best that you think.
We kind of take what we get in the world of ant keeping. Unless, of course you are buying from the gan project, we generally just keep whatever we find. However, Here are some species that I know to be good beginner species:
pros: Easy, do not sting or dig in walls,
Cons: Lasius Neoniger does not lay eggs until after hibernation, but other species of lasius grow faster. Also pretty small and not the best for viewing.
pros: easy, do not sting or dig in walls, very fast growing, very active
cons: Can be a bit of escape artists, although I have found it very easy to contain them with dry baby powder dabbed on with a cotton ball.Also small
pros: Great for viewing because of their large size, easy to keep and contain
cons: very slow growing, don't sting, but can bite