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Heating question

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:25 am
by AntsInMB
Hello, I’m keeping a c.novaeboracensis queen. She has had eggs for 4 weeks now and I read something that said eggs turn to larva in anywhere from 20-30 days after being laid. So to make sure that the eggs do so I wanted to heat the queen to the right temperature.(which is 24-27 c.) so would buying a red heating light disturb the queen?

Re: Heating question

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:22 am
by AntsLuxembourg
I don't know if a red heating light would disturb the queen but I would say that the red glass might heat up too much and break rather quick. But I am no expert and perhaps it exists and works well.
I recommend using a heating mat. That should works well enough to give your ants some heat. But don't cover the whole setup since the ants might need to cool off too.

Re: Heating question

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:37 am
by salvord21
The queen's red light of heating rather that it would be disturbing I normal yellow light I warm her and I think it is very good red it could not be a bit good not to be with it