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TuurBelguim
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Some questions.

Post: # 37026Post TuurBelguim
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:42 pm

Hey Antlovers!

I'm Tuur and i want to get started in antkeeping.
Here in Belguim, nuptial flights (of the most ants) are starting in a few weeks. So i am preparing myself to catch my first queen!! :o

Now is there any other way to house a queen then in a test tube setup?

And where shoud I look for Queen ants?

For what species shoud I go? I rather want a slow growing species. (I am a newbie.)

And how many queens shoud i catch?

Can i give my colony something else than honey and cockroaches?

Thank you for your help!

-TuurBelguim

(Sorry for my english grammar, I don't speak english that good ;) .)
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PTasker15
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Re: Some questions.

Post: # 37134Post PTasker15
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:32 am

Q:Is There Any Other Way To House A Queen Than A Test Tube Setup
A:A TTS(Test Tube Setup)Is Preferred As It Reduces Stress.But You Can Put Them In Anything That An Ant Colony Could Live In.Just Don't Use Gel Farms🐜🐜
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

PTasker15
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Re: Some questions.

Post: # 37135Post PTasker15
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:37 am

Q:And where shoud I look for Queen ants?
A:Anywhere.Under Bricks(Do Be Carefull),In Nooks,On Walls,Especially On Pavement.

Q:For what species shoud I go? I rather want a slow growing species. (I am a newbie.)
A:Camponotus,Pogonomyrmex,Messor,Formica

Q:And how many queens shoud i catch?
A:No Limit.Just Catch A Few More Than You Can Handle..Not All Will Make It!

Q:Can i give my colony something else than honey and cockroaches?
A:Honey If Perferred As Almost All Ants Will Sip It Up,But Syrup Is A Substitute For Large Species.Cockroaches Can Be Replaced By Things Like Crickets,Wasps,Beetles,Earwigs,etc.Just Make Sure If They Are Caught That They Don't Have Pesticide.It Will Either;
A:Kill Ants,Or
B:Ants REFUSE To Eat Food.
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

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