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Queen ant lost all workers! *EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED*

 by Xc220009 ¦  Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:56 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Queen ant lost all workers! *EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED* ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 118

Hi
Today my last worker from my Lasius Niger colony died, she has no brood left either!

WHAT DO I DO NEXT :(

Thanks

Myrmica Rubra Hibernation

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:09 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Myrmica Rubra Hibernation ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 116

Hi I live in the north of england and my 100+ worker colony of myrmica rubra are starting to slow down alot! They are rarely accepting food and still have a big pile of larvae! So my questions are... 1. How do i get them all into the nest for hibernation? 2. Will the larvae be ok in hibernation? 3. ...

Early Hibernation

 by Xc220009 ¦  Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:38 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Early Hibernation ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 111

Hi
My Lasius Niger Queen has 1 worker and has had a really bad year egg wise. She has no eggs left so wondering if i could put her into hibernation now?

Would she still wake up in March time?

I live in the north of England

Thanks

Finlay's Myrmica Rubra - Update 4

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:18 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Finlay's Myrmica Rubra - Update 4 ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 225

Grow grow grow! The colony cant stop! She has layed even more eggs and lots of new workers have hatched. I plan to get them a new outworld next week. Here are some update pictures! :-D

Re: Nuptial flights 2017

 by Xc220009 ¦  Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:38 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Nuptial flights 2017 ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1088

Speicies - Lasius Niger
Location - Sheffield
Time - 1500 until about 2300

Extra details - Hundreds of them!!!

No nuptial flights :(

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:24 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: No nuptial flights :( ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 881

Hi
I live in sheffield and their has been no sign of any nuptial flights?
Im desperate for a Lasius Flavus!
Does anyone know if ive missed it or its yet to come!

Finlay

Re: URGENT NUPTIAL FLIGHT QUESTIONS

 by Xc220009 ¦  Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:26 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: URGENT NUPTIAL FLIGHT QUESTIONS ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 551

Dont think they will fly today... next few days possibly?

Re: URGENT NUPTIAL FLIGHT QUESTIONS

 by Xc220009 ¦  Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:12 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: URGENT NUPTIAL FLIGHT QUESTIONS ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 551

I havent seen any and im not far from manchester? I have test tubes on hand!!!

Re: Antkit Protein Jelly flavour?

 by Xc220009 ¦  Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:04 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Antkit Protein Jelly flavour? ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 273

Its from Antkit! So mixed fruit it should be.

Antkit Protein Jelly flavour?

 by Xc220009 ¦  Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:50 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Antkit Protein Jelly flavour? ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 273

Hi
Please could someone confirm the flavour of this jelly!

Thanks

Re: COLONY EMERGENCY!

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:16 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: COLONY EMERGENCY! ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 814

Ok thank you im putting them on a protein diet! Im thinking about putting their test tube in a plastic container! Good idea or not?

Re: COLONY EMERGENCY!

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:03 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: COLONY EMERGENCY! ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 814

Ive never seen a pupae... so larvae :-(

Re: COLONY EMERGENCY!

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:55 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: COLONY EMERGENCY! ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 814

Hi! Thanks for the help! Should i leave the plastic container open for them?

Finlay

COLONY EMERGENCY!

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:22 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: COLONY EMERGENCY! ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 814

Hi Im now declaring this as an emergency! Nearly a year ago i got a Lasius Niger colony with 6 workers now she has 3! She has never raised a worker with me and im worried about her. She is laying but always seems to disapear or not develop? Also i want to change their testtube because this one has s...

Finlay's Myrmica Rubra

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:02 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Finlay's Myrmica Rubra ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 232

They have settled very nicely and im getting pretty sure that the mites are almost gone!
Ive attatched an image of the nest and them destroying a house fly!

Ive left a poll below, let me know do you think they have grown in numbers?

Finlay

Re: Messor Colony in a Medicine Measuring Cup!

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:35 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Messor Colony in a Medicine Measuring Cup! ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 279

Wow! I find with my Myrmica Rubra they like tight spaces however my Lasius Niger arent too keen! That is one interesting space for them to go in :-D

Re: Lasius niger

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:33 pm ¦  Forum: Experiments and Ants in the News ¦  Topic: Lasius niger ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 790

No worries, she would suffocate without the cotton wool


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Re: Lasius niger

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:25 pm ¦  Forum: Experiments and Ants in the News ¦  Topic: Lasius niger ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 790

Also by the way you need to replace the stopper on the end of the test tube too cotton wool very fast otherwise you will have one dead lasius niger queen!


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Re: Lasius niger

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:23 pm ¦  Forum: Experiments and Ants in the News ¦  Topic: Lasius niger ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 790

Thats good, just give it a few months and she will thrive!


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Re: Lasius niger

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:19 pm ¦  Forum: Experiments and Ants in the News ¦  Topic: Lasius niger ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 790

Hi! She is very easy to look after! All you need to do is get a test tube setup made for her. Search how to do this on YouTube, their are many toutorials. And then just leave her in the dark for a few months. You should then get some workers! From their your colony should grow and grow! Hope this he...

MITES!!!

 by Xc220009 ¦  Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:24 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: MITES!!! ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 532

I have just recieved a colony of Myrmica Rubra and put them in a new nest snd realised that the queen and some wormers have small clear dots on their abdomens!
What should i do i really dont want them to die!!!!

Finlay's Myrmica Rubra

 by Xc220009 ¦  Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:46 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Finlay's Myrmica Rubra ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 401

THEY ARRIVED! A very beautiful colony with one queen are currently settling into an AntKit Size 4 acrlyic nest. However all is not perfect, i thought i would let them try a live woodlouse! Well lets just say they need some killing practice because it just ran around and they stared at it! Anyway i h...

Re: Identifying Queen

 by Xc220009 ¦  Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:52 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Identifying Queen ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 501

Heres a bit of a clearer image!

Identifying Queen

 by Xc220009 ¦  Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Identifying Queen ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 501

Hi just recieved a myrmica rubra colony and im struggling identifying the queen? Is this her shes the blacker one in the middle a bit bigger than the rest but not massively!

Thanks

Finlays's Myrmica Rubra

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:34 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Finlays's Myrmica Rubra ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 252

Hi!
I have just bought my first ever colony of myrmica rubra off Hogy-Bear! It should be here in a few days with around 60 workers and one queen! I will let you know how they get on when they arrive!

Finlay

Messor Barbarus Queen Care

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:38 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Messor Barbarus Queen Care ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 384

Hi Im very interested in ordering a messor queen soon. It will be in the uk. Please could someone give me some advice on how to care for her until she gets her first workers, for example how i hibernate her in the uk and does she need seeds in her test tube? A quick reply would be very handy! Thanks

Ants MyNala

 by Xc220009 ¦  Mon May 22, 2017 9:08 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants MyNala ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 688

Hi not sure if this is meant to go in this section but are AntsMyNala a trusted and safe dealer?

Thanks

AntKit Outworld Decoration

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sun May 21, 2017 6:44 pm ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: AntKit Outworld Decoration ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 375

Hi, was wondering how i can decorate one of the new antkit acrylic nests? Thanks

Re: Ants when im on holiday

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:14 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants when im on holiday ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 520

milant wrote:Feed them so they're stuffed a few days before you leave then on the day you leave leave them double what you normally give them. What species are they?

They are a Lasius Niger colony with 6 workers and brood

Ants when im on holiday

 by Xc220009 ¦  Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:16 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants when im on holiday ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 520

In the summer im away for 8 days!
I cant get anyone to look after them so does anyone have any ideas how i can feed!
I thought maybe ant nectar out of a feeder?
Thanks

F

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