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Re: I need help!

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:33 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: I need help! ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 1108

Re: I need help!

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:32 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: I need help! ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 1108

Why don't you try using test tubes or jars as che said?
If not - I recommend rhododendron. I've got a tree here in France and it doesn't need much water, in summer it doesn't rain for months at a time here and the trees are fine. Also, I've seen them on rhododendron in Australia on a friends picture.

Re: Dinomyrmex gigas

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:35 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Dinomyrmex gigas ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 1331

Serafine wrote:Did you make a deal with Gamergate? :wacky:

Gamerate can't get Camponotus giga lol - they're from Malaysia only...

Re: New Ant Website

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:14 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: New Ant Website ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1011

Cool website! I really like it.

Re: AntsCanada shipping

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:27 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: AntsCanada shipping  ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 2114

I can buy EXACT replicas of omni nests and hybrid nests from china for £5 - I've even compared them side by side to each other and asked people to spot the real. Nobody could tell. Shows how much they overrate their products. That's what all people that buy/sell pirate DVD's say. Copying is easy! D...

Re: RE: AntsCanada shipping

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:55 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: AntsCanada shipping  ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 2114

Has anyone had experience buying from AntsCanada, just wondered how long it took to arrive and how much was the shipping fee? Cheers, Veektoor. Personally I don't rate AntsCanada. They don't have anything we can't rig up in the UK. Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk I can buy EXACT replicas of om...

My list: Camponotus pseudoirritans Camponotus mitis Camponotus maculatus Camponotus fulvopilosus Camponotus nicobarensis Oecophylla smaragdina (Asian) Oecophylla smaragdina (Australian) Messor structor Atta cephalotes Myrmecia pavida Pheidole pallidula There's probably a few that I've missed. I tho...

RE: Andavane's Indian Journal

 by formica123 ¦  Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:36 pm ¦  Forum: Andavane's Journals ¦  Topic: Andavane's Indian Journal ¦  Replies: 28 ¦  Views: 2215

I believe she is a polyrhachis dives queen

Re: Carebara Diversa

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:15 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara Diversa ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 1189

Hi dude, You're 13, that's great! In facts - it's better than being older in a way, as you have more time to care for the ants than if you had to do 12 hour work days! Well, apart from the obvious drag of 6 hours a day at school... I was about 8 when I started keeping ants and 14-15 when I got my fi...

Re: Captive breeding

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:51 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Captive breeding  ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 1879

I bred all my ants in small pétri dishes and it worked perfectly, I don't think space is an issue at all as long as the conditions are right Wow that's amazing and how did you mimic the conditions what did you do? I am assuming you can't do that with queens that mate on the wing? Sent from my iPhon...

Re: Captive breeding

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:01 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Captive breeding  ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 1879

I bred all my ants in small pétri dishes and it worked perfectly, I don't think space is an issue at all as long as the conditions are right

Re: Captive breeding

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:54 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Captive breeding  ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 1879

Here was the original thread:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1622

Re: Captive breeding

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:52 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Captive breeding  ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 1879

Here's the minimorium I bred, I managed to breed about 50 queens who all have made a mega colony now which free ranges around my ant room...



Here's the Formica rufa:
https://instagram.com/p/BFWZZvLR1Fo/

The queen has around 100 workers now

Re: Captive breeding

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:43 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Captive breeding  ¦  Replies: 22 ¦  Views: 1879

I made a thread about this before, I've did lots of research and tried it myself lots of times with much success. Up to date I've captive bred Formica Rufa queens, Monomorium Minimum queens, Temnothorax Nylanderi queens, Myrmica sp. queens and Formica (fusca?) queens, I'll try and find the videos I ...

Re: Veektooru's Oecophylla smaragdina (Australian)

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:10 pm ¦  Forum: Veektoor's Journals ¦  Topic: Veektoor's Oecophylla smaragdina (Australian) ¦  Replies: 222 ¦  Views: 21179

How will that fit inside your tank?!

Re: Communal Solenopsis geminata journal.

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:09 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Communal Solenopsis geminata journal. ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 1336

My colony arrived today, got them in a small aquarium heated with a moat of water inside their test tube still

Re: Ant queen?

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:44 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ant queen? ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 1570

Pachycondyla queen.

Re: Polyrhachis setup

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:23 pm ¦  Forum: Formicaria Building Projects ¦  Topic: Polyrhachis setup ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 929

Polyrhacis are really easy to keep, very calm and nice looking too. I recommend you give them a thin layer of coco-fiber with some small twigs/bark on the floor so that they can adjust their nest, unlike orcophylla they generally don't weave very much until colonies are quite large, so while the col...

Re: Alate queen or male?

 by formica123 ¦  Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:47 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Alate queen or male? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 935

Place her in a small container with a layer of plaster of Paris or organic soil, keep humidity at 90%+ and temperature 23-25C in an incubator to avoid adjustments. Very hard species to care for for beginners. I'd reccomend giving her to someone advanced unless you want a challenge ;) Very fun once c...

Re: Alate queen or male?

 by formica123 ¦  Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Alate queen or male? ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 935

Queen Acromyrmex Species :)

Re: My two beautiful ant nest

 by formica123 ¦  Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:52 pm ¦  Forum: Photos and Videos ¦  Topic: My two beautiful ant nest ¦  Replies: 28 ¦  Views: 4454

It's impossible to order from taobao without a Chinese payment and address method, I have both of these, and can get nests for whoever wants them That is a great offer, thank you. How much are we looking? Dose it come in 3 sections? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk They come fully assembled, Just...

Re: My two beautiful ant nest

 by formica123 ¦  Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:35 am ¦  Forum: Photos and Videos ¦  Topic: My two beautiful ant nest ¦  Replies: 28 ¦  Views: 4454

It's impossible to order from taobao without a Chinese payment and address method, I have both of these, and can get nests for whoever wants them

Re: Tempreature problem

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:07 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Peo's Questions ¦  Replies: 34 ¦  Views: 3043

Peo wrote:When I am on vacation it is getting 35 degrees in doors.
For messor barbarus there needs to be a maximum of 28 degrees how can I solve this problem?

35 degrees won't be a problem, it gets to 40-45 here on summer and the Barbarus and structor are doing fine

Re: RobJ's Lasius Flavus 1Q 150+

 by formica123 ¦  Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:36 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJ's Lasius Flavus 1Q 150+ ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1195

Where did you get this from Robj? I've seen a colony this size advertised on a FB group and might buy it...

Re: ZSL Ant Conservation ~ The Red Barbed Ant

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:21 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: ZSL Ant Conservation ~ The Red Barbed Ant ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 2454

I live in an area with hundreds of Rufubarbis colonies, I keep seeing queens but ignoring them as to me they're quite boring. If you want queens next year, I can send you however many you want as long as you pay for postage :-) That would be ideal thankyou. If I raise some money ill pay for the que...

Re: ZSL Ant Conservation ~ The Red Barbed Ant

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:40 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: ZSL Ant Conservation ~ The Red Barbed Ant ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 2454

I live in an area with hundreds of Rufubarbis colonies, I keep seeing queens but ignoring them as to me they're quite boring. If you want queens next year, I can send you however many you want as long as you pay for postage :-)

Re: Why this Queen looks like this..

 by formica123 ¦  Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:28 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Why this Queen looks like this..  ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 1436

C'est Lasius neglectus

Re: Quick question regarding Blu Tack

 by formica123 ¦  Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:55 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Quick question regarding Blu Tack ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1067

I use blue tac and find its no problem for just securing test tubes down

Re: Temnothorax Nylanderi new queens

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:05 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Temnothorax Nylanderi new queens ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 624

My Temnothorax do this all the time and mate too, then I usually put the new queens with a worker or two in a test tube setup and they make a new colony.

Re: Polymorphism

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:03 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Polymorphism ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 873

Atta Cephalotes, once the conditions are right, they kind of take less care than any other species, just give them leaves daily. Mine are really easy to keep so far

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