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Updates from a Danish noob

Post: # 38516Post oOFutteOo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:23 am

Hallo All

i am still very new to this hobby, i have made a couple of posts in here but still do not have an ant colloni. I got the idea to start a new "Topic" her to describe my progress rater than ask questions, but of course all help and comments are appreciated.

I have designed and 3D printed an outworld and a formacarium, they are very influatede by AntsCanada's designs, hope i dont get in bad standing for it ;) but i like to make stuff.

I'm hoping to catch a Lasius niger queen this summer and release it in the formacarium before the colloni goes in to hibernation.

Best regards

Rolf

my first update :D :

22/06-2018
My daughter saw a winged ant in the entrance to one of the ant colleies in the pavement outside our front door, the weather is very windy and we have had some rain, hoping they will start flying if the weather gets better.

oOFutteOo
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Re: Updates from a Danish noob

Post: # 38697Post oOFutteOo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:05 am

24/06-2018
I have just been out i the front yard and there is a lot of activity in the ant hills out there. there are both queens and drones "im not sure what the males are called". But so far i have not seen any leave the entrance. I have uploaded some pictures of my formacarium and outworld. also i have made hose connectors and coffin like thing is to keep the testtube setup in the dark, tere is a lid for inspektion so you don't need to move it to look in to it.
https://imgur.com/a/AN97bQL

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Re: Updates from a Danish noob

Post: # 39774Post oOFutteOo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:33 am

04/07-2018

We are now a couple of days into July were the Lasius Niger should start to fly in Denmark. I have still not seen any winged ants in the air or on the ground, but i can see them in the mouth of the mounds there are lots of small male ants i guess and if i look closely spying with my phone i can see much larger queens a bit deeper in the mounds. I'm leaving for my summer holiday this Saturday it would bee perfect if they would fly before this that way they would be in their test tubes and i would not bee tempted to look too offend at them :D

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Re: Updates from a Danish noob

Post: # 39896Post oOFutteOo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:35 am

05/07 2018

So last night when i came home i went to pick my son up at a play mate and their garden were swarming with queens, in a matter of 5 minutes we caught 5 queens. I think they are all Lasius niger but not sure but they are relay common in danish gardens. we went home and set them up in test tubes and put them into a closet. Now i just hope they can survive while i'm on holiday for 3 weeks :shock: , but on the other hand it might be good, then i won't stress them :D.

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