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Heating question

Post: # 79453Post AntsInMB
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:25 am

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?

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Re: Heating question

Post: # 85361Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:22 am

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.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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Re: Heating question

Post: # 86774Post salvord21
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:37 am

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

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