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Re: Cyrus's Camponotus Herculeanus

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:08 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Camponotus Herculeanus ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 168

28/09/2017
My colony of Camponotus Herculeanus have now started the process of hibernation. This is their first winter & first time in hibernation.

Colony stats
Workers: 3+
Brood: yes

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:06 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

28/09/2017
My colony of Messor Barbarus have now started the process of hibernation. This is their first winter & first time in hibernation.

Colony stats
Workers: 110+
Brood: yes

Re: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:02 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony ¦  Replies: 48 ¦  Views: 5912

28/09/2017
My colony of Lasius Niger have now started the process of hibernation. This is their second winter, but first time in hibernation.

Colony stats
Workers: 46
Brood: yes

Re: Forum slow?

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:10 am ¦  Forum: New Member Introductions ¦  Topic: Forum slow? ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 170

It is a shame how the forum does seam to have gone very quiet. But people need a break as well as ants. [emoji12] I still find it useful to look back over old threads. I don’t feel I know enough yet about ant keeping to be commenting with help on most other people’s topics. Hopefully in March it may...

Cyrus's Camponotus Herculeanus

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:27 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Camponotus Herculeanus ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 168

20/10/2018 So it's happened a bit sooner than planned and I've got my third colony. Thanks to a fantastic price on Britishants.com I bought a starter colony of Camponotus Herculeanus. Within 48 hours of ordering I received my queen +3 workers and a small brood pile. I gave them a small drop of honey...

Re: Hibernation questions

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:14 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Hibernation questions ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 743

Will they need access to sugar water over the hibernation or is just water ok?


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Re: Hibernation questions

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:36 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Hibernation questions ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 743

Hi, i would like to know abit more about hibernation as well. I also have Lasius Niger and Messor Barbarus. I have read 5 - 10 degrees for the Lasius and anything from not below 15 and between 12 - 15 degrees for the Messors. I also read the the Messors only need 6 weeks of hibernation. So sorry not...

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:16 am ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

09/09/2017 Wow this colony is growing, at last count I was at 90+ workers. Its getting impossible to get accurate count now. I rarely see the queen now, she is normally deep inside a mound of workers all pushing together at the far end of the test tube. I have read that this is a sign they are prepa...

Re: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:46 am ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony ¦  Replies: 48 ¦  Views: 5912

09/09/2017 I didn't realise it had been so long since I updated this one. They are now in their new small set up, a test tube with a robj mini outworld. I took the antkit nest out of the set up as they weren't visiting it at all. Growth is still happening, not sure [emoji848] if it's at a normal pac...

Re: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:34 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved ¦  Replies: 335 ¦  Views: 31944

How often should we feed the nanitics?


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Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:03 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

10/08/2017 I finally got round to decorating the messors outworld, not bad for a first attempt. I made it out of the outworld by making a acrylic tray the same size as the outworld. I filled the tray with grout, topped with a small stone, a twig, a plastic plant and sand. Once set I removed the acry...

Re: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:12 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved ¦  Replies: 335 ¦  Views: 31944

I wanted to secure sand to the grout. I applied the sand when the grout was wet, but there are a few bold patches. I was going to look at a non toxic kids version of pva. But maybe a watery grout mix maybe worth a try.


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Re: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:10 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved ¦  Replies: 335 ¦  Views: 31944

Is pva glue safe to use in an outworld?


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Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:58 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

So queenie didn't stay in the size two nest. Is it because it's to small? Is it worth me putting my spare size four on instead. As I said I think there is about 50-60 workers.


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Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:59 am ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

Ok thanks, that's a shame was getting excited. What's the role of the median workers within the colony?

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:49 am ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

29/06/17 Great news today, I think I have my first majors. It also looks like I'm up to 55+ workers now, finding it hard to count them. Also while I was trying to photograph the majors queenie decided she didn't want to be in n the picture and moved to the outworld. After doing a lap of the out wor...

Re: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:55 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved ¦  Replies: 335 ¦  Views: 31944

Thanks I will check the package for defrost times [emoji12]

Re: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:52 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved ¦  Replies: 335 ¦  Views: 31944

I'm going to try feeding dubia roaches to my lasius and messors. I have bought a tub containing 15 baby roaches. My plan was to just put them all in the freezer tonight, and feed them to the ants when needed. Is this ok to do or is it better to keep them alive?


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Re: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:58 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony ¦  Replies: 48 ¦  Views: 5912

16/06/2017 Well the colony has kept to themselves for abit, and boy have they been busy. They are now at 37 plus workers and still with a massive brood pile. I have left them alone since the last update. Partly because i was getting bored with nothing happening with them. I have still been feeding ...

Re: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:31 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Short Questions - Short Answers Topic is solved ¦  Replies: 335 ¦  Views: 31944

Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this. Does anyone know of any where i can get test tube to pipe adaptors?
I love the one Antkit sells but i never seam to catch them in stock.

Cheers in advance.

Re: Ants MyNala

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Mon May 22, 2017 9:29 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants MyNala ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 857

Yes you can trust them. I got my messor barbarus from them. Arrived quickly and with more workers than advertised.

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Wed May 17, 2017 3:41 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

I have noticed a new strange behaviour. each morning they move the brood from the test tube in to the first 90 degree connector. But by the end of the day they have moved it back to the test tube.

Re: Advice Needed, Decorating Antkit Modular Arenas

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Wed May 17, 2017 3:35 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Advice Needed, Decorating Antkit Modular Arenas ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 617

Any news on this instruction video?

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Fri May 12, 2017 2:09 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

I have been thinking about Dubai roaches for a while, just unsure of the size to get. Might try some small ones first.


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Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Thu May 11, 2017 6:20 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

1/05/2017 The Messors are still very aggressive feeders, within a minute of dropping in honey or a fly the workers are at it. I'm finding these fun to watch as they are alot more active than my lasius nigers. I have noticed a vast range in size of workers too. The smaller ones will work together to...

Re: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Thu May 11, 2017 6:04 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Lasius Niger Colony ¦  Replies: 48 ¦  Views: 5912

11/05/2017 I haven't done much in this journal for a while, mainly because they have been quiet recently and not up to much. I came to try another test tube change last week and cleared out their pile of stones blocking the entrance. After 30 minutes of trying to get them to move to a new test tube...

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:53 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

Ok thanks, maybe they filled up on the honey for now. I'm sure I read somewhere they didn't need it. What do you think honey once, twice a week or just leave sugar water test tube in there?


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Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:26 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

Just want to check that messor barbarus don't need sugar water?
Just the way they took that honey the other day say to me they do.
I have had a small test tube of sugar water in the out world and they have shown no interest the couple days it's been there.

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:46 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

So i have just placed two curly wing flies in to the Messors food bowl, they were instantly set on by a dozen workers. One fly was transferred to the test tube/nest, the other fly was dragged around the outworld by a solo worker. I'm amazed at how strong the Messors are. One worker carrying a fly tw...

Re: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony

 by Cyrus01 ¦  Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:23 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Cyrus's Messor Barbarus Colony ¦  Replies: 32 ¦  Views: 3534

Ok thanks, I will go do that right now. How do I identify the majors?

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