What kind of ant is my first ant farm?? :DD

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madsrinker
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What kind of ant is my first ant farm?? :DD

Post: # 35203Post madsrinker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:48 am

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This is a worker! I just caught them yesterday so i don't want to disturb the queen right now since shes been through too much stress yesterday! She is twice their size and seems like she has stripes on her abdomen!

I gave them unprocessed honey and they did eat a little bit but then they buried it! Does it mean they don't want it? I have 1 queen and about 10-15 workers! So i gave them a very small formicarium its like my fist!

As you probably guessed i found a pretty big colony in my garden and since i have really become a fan of ants after watching like 100 episodes of AntsCanada this winter i was so looking forward to catching a queen this year! We have 1 species in Norway that has nuptial flights in April but the 2 times have been out looking i rarely seen a single ant! So i took a queen and 15 workers so i could put them straight into the formicarium! (My parents want them out of the yard and i needed them so that's why i took it)

IF you cant identify this ant only by worker i will get a picture of the queen in the following days!!

madsrinker
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Re: What kind of ant is my first ant farm?? :DD

Post: # 35204Post madsrinker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:53 am

ALSO the size is about 0.3 cm to 0.5 cm on the workers! The queen is like 1 cm

Worker: 0.11 of an inch to 0.2 of an inch
Queen: 0.4 of an inch

madsrinker
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Re: What kind of ant is my first ant farm?? :DD

Post: # 35205Post madsrinker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:44 am

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Also they are definitely trying to escape but they wont eat! So any suggestion? I have tried beef(hacked up), strawberries, blueberries and chicken! I don't have any super worms or crickets available ATM

Sorry for many posts in one but its my first colony and i really want them to do good so kinda stressed out!

madsrinker
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Re: What kind of ant is my first ant farm?? :DD

Post: # 35206Post madsrinker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:01 am

God dammit im sorry.. here is the picture meant to be in post above.. I didn't notice before i could not edit the post!


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Re: What kind of ant is my first ant farm?? :DD

Post: # 35233Post antnest8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:16 pm

madsrinker wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:01 am
God dammit im sorry..
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