First time ant keeper, NEED HELP PLEASE

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Tiankaden
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Location: Queensland

First time ant keeper, NEED HELP PLEASE

Post: # 47618Post Tiankaden
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:37 am

  • So i have recently started ant keeping with a new pheidole queen with eggs only, so shes in a test tube. I wanted to know if pheidole sp. like a all-in-one formicarium thats desert themed so all sand, or if thy require soil or anything specific?
    All help is very much appreciated, thank you
Established Colonies:
- 1x Pheidole Sp.
- 2x Camponotus Sp.

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FaranAli
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Location: Lahore-Pakistan

Re: First time ant keeper, NEED HELP PLEASE

Post: # 47820Post FaranAli
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:48 pm

Hi i am keeper of pheidole ant.All i know about them is

1) Multiple Queen
2) Minors and Majors
3) Escape Masters
4)Easy to keep
5)Love Protiens and sugars
6) Moisture Lover

Some Advices:
1) never provide moisture in outworld
2)Never feed honey in tube,because minors can fall in and die(my 3 minors died :cry: :cry: :cry: )
3) Never let them take back Cockroach or other protien back to the nest,it could get moldy,solution to this is to feed them in this countainer by doing small holes in it,through which ants can pass but no cockroach could. Link of bottle picture: https://www.google.com.pk/search?q=small+plastic+bottle&oq=small+plastic+bottle&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.14402j0j7&client=ms-android-qmobile&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=zlS6jQ-6B619zM%3A

4) never throw them in nest,before 20 workers born

5) AC products are expensive,so buy a nest online from aliexpress,ebay,amazone,e.t.c

6)Dont get fall in love with them,beware they are super cute. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Watch AntsCanada videos on Pheidole ants.u are gonna love them and learn from them

And i am living in a country where 80% people are greenhorn,not even passed exams of class 10,so sorry about my grammar and somewhere my spellings too


It took 30 mins to write this post.if i didn't helped you,plz forgive me
Keeper of Pheidole Pallidula with about 15-20 workers and bunch of brood 8-) 8-) 8-) ...(2 Queen)

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idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: First time ant keeper, NEED HELP PLEASE

Post: # 47832Post idahoantgirl
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:11 pm

Personally I would say that if you can afford AC products, they're well worth the investment. Hybrids are very inexpensive considering the quality and size.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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FaranAli
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Location: Lahore-Pakistan

Re: First time ant keeper, NEED HELP PLEASE

Post: # 47861Post FaranAli
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:18 am

u only see AC products :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:
Keeper of Pheidole Pallidula with about 15-20 workers and bunch of brood 8-) 8-) 8-) ...(2 Queen)

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