Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

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Jiminimi
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Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66232Post Jiminimi
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:12 am

I will get lasius nigers can i put them in 100L aquarium with less than 50 workers i want to make 100L vivarium

IntoAnts1
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Re: Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66239Post IntoAnts1
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:47 am

If I were you I would wait until you get more workers. but that is all my opinion :)

Jiminimi
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Re: Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66240Post Jiminimi
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:03 pm

Where i put them before they have bigger colony?

AusAnts
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Re: Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66243Post AusAnts
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:27 pm

Tubes ant tubes setup. or a small nest.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

Jiminimi
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Re: Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66245Post Jiminimi
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:06 am

How many workers i need for 100L

AusAnts
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Re: Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66247Post AusAnts
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:16 am

I'd say about 70-100 workers but i don't know lasius so it could be more or less.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

AntLove
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Re: Can i make 100L aquarium for new colony

Post: # 66791Post AntLove
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:26 am

Hi!
i think that you should wait until your colony has grown big enough.
I would say a few hundreds of workers. Lasius Niger is a relatively small species of ants

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