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Re: Antz For All!

 by RobJ ¦  Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:56 am ¦  Forum: Ant Web Links ¦  Topic: Antz For All! ¦  Replies: 19 ¦  Views: 3510

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I have subscribed mate. Keep up the work

VIDEO: A Quick Look At An AntKit Ant Starter kit Two

 by RobJ ¦  Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:23 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Media ¦  Topic: VIDEO: A Quick Look At An AntKit Ant Starter kit Two ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 709


Here's my new video hope you guys like it


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Re: Introducing additional queen to "mature" polygyn colony

 by RobJ ¦  Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:42 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Introducing additional queen to "mature" polygyn colony ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 1802

Hello there Quick question what temperature do you keep them at? Hi Rob, I warm this species up to 27C throughout the day then cool it down to about 24C at night to maintain their biological clocks. Hope this helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I keep mine @ 26.5 all the time but I think I wi...

Re: Introducing additional queen to "mature" polygyn colony

 by RobJ ¦  Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:33 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Introducing additional queen to "mature" polygyn colony ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 1802

Hello there Quick question what temperature do you keep them at?


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Re: I.D Mite found

 by RobJ ¦  Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:37 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: I.D Mite found ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 659

cheers I've spent hours looking over my ant with a microscope apart from a few in one junk pile inside a nest I could not find any on the ants at all anywhere, but I do find mites every day on the feeder foods but there microscopic so that ells me the outworlds are full of them but only on the dead ...

I.D Mite found

 by RobJ ¦  Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:58 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: I.D Mite found ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 659

I can see 2-3 of these walking around inside one of my nests near the waste pile ant one know what type of mite this is best shot i could get

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RobJ's Formica fusca

 by RobJ ¦  Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:26 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJ's Formica fusca ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 3386

Turns out I never got the use the nest I wanted as it was 13mm.
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Re: RobJ's Formica fusca

 by RobJ ¦  Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:48 am ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJ's Formica fusca ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 3386

Yes looks that way but when they fill the chambers half the nest goes empty. So I have some time before then


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RobJ's Formica fusca

 by RobJ ¦  Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:08 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJ's Formica fusca ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 3386

Hey there everyone there here :) After letting them move into the nest I had put aside for them here's pictures of there first meal and nest/setup http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160728/b8fa98d16f793e9ace3b217bf9e01cdd.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160728/05b12a07b6aadb1caeb4c1b26e11e8ce.j...

Re: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant?

 by RobJ ¦  Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:31 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1164

I have Myrmica ruginodis, and am in the exact same situation. I give them a mealworm once a week and they do show interest, but never seem to actually...I dunno...it doesn't seem to get any smaller. And they show absolutely no interest in any other food, including protein jelly or fruit. Yes that i...

Re: Ant ID Please

 by RobJ ¦  Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:07 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ant ID Please ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 601

Yes they sure look like flavus


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Decorating Antkit's Starter Kit Zero

 by RobJ ¦  Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:09 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Media ¦  Topic: Decorating Antkit's Starter Kit Zero ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 673






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Re: Help for a queen caught of Formica rufa

 by RobJ ¦  Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:43 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Help for a queen caught of Formica rufa ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 915

I will get some


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Re: Help for a queen caught of Formica rufa

 by RobJ ¦  Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:53 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Help for a queen caught of Formica rufa ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 915

jeoff82 wrote:Formica Fusca will take in Rufa queens so you shouldn't have a problem introducing some Fusca workers to her, which she needs. That start nests by either going back to the original colony or as a social parasite. Is she a keeper?

Yes she keeps flavus


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Help for a queen caught of Formica rufa

 by RobJ ¦  Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:09 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Help for a queen caught of Formica rufa ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 915

Hi Rob, Also I have a question: 2 days ago I caught a queen near F. fusca nest so I was happy that I managed to get this species queen. However then I came back home and checked images online I realized that it wasn't F. fusca but F. rufa queen instead and this species start their nests by social pa...

RobJ's Formica fusca

 by RobJ ¦  Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:37 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJ's Formica fusca ¦  Replies: 15 ¦  Views: 3386

Today I bought a large 150+ worker and 4 queen colony from a fellow forum member @jeoff82 I plan to use an antkit 8 chamber nest for them that I bought last year and have been waiting to use for sooo long ! the 8 chamber is quoted to handle 500 workers so should be ok size fit for them. Expect photo...

Re: RobJs Lasius Niger

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:29 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJs Lasius Niger ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 3623

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Re: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant?

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:57 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1164

I got 4 colonies of Rubra now, and I just fed them a few hours ago, all four are drinking the sugar water and eating crickets. They really seem to love the sugar water. All mine do is sit in the sugar water drink tray and that's it. Every other ant is in the nest. I was asking to see it I was missi...

Re: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant?

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:27 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1164

They get all that and don't seem to be interested.


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Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant?

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:06 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Feeding Myrmica rubra, also known as the European fire ant? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1164

I know they live on a diet of honeydew excreted by aphids, and, eat many types of insect and other invertebrates but no matter what I try I never seem to excite them I will be lucky for a single worker to eat if that, normally they just sit drinking all day.

Any sure foods they LOVE?

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RobJ

Re: Nuptial Flights?

 by RobJ ¦  Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:00 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Nuptial Flights? ¦  Replies: 43 ¦  Views: 5424

Hi everyone noob here n looking for Lasius Niger as a starter...... 2problems 1) no one around me seems have colonies 2) can't catch my own as in wheel chair and can't get on ground for them... i live near loads trees n geenery so would imagine be lots but havnt seen any flights yet... im in WN8 Ar...

RobJs Camponotus cf. nicobarensis

 by RobJ ¦  Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:17 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJs Camponotus cf. nicobarensis ¦  Replies: 40 ¦  Views: 5837

Last night I could not asleep and I wanted to watch my ants but with out shocking them by turning the lights on but I have Philips hue smart lights in my place. So I turned the lights on in a deep red. And then I saw my queen and a worker helping her lay eggs. It was amazing Thanks RobJ[emoji220]

Kiss Of Death Marks Ants For Assassination (Sky News)

 by RobJ ¦  Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:22 am ¦  Forum: Experiments and Ants in the News ¦  Topic: Kiss Of Death Marks Ants For Assassination (Sky News) ¦  Replies: 3 ¦  Views: 1206

Kiss Of Death Marks Ants For Assassination http://news.sky.com/story/kiss-of-death ... n-10504983


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Re: RobJs Tetramorium sp

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:11 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJs Tetramorium sp ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 2540

Am sorry i don't know

Re: Nest Selling Maybe

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:10 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Nest Selling Maybe ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1000

:-) I sell the same things :-)

Re: Empire of the Ants Manica rubida

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:46 am ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Empire of the Ants Manica rubida ¦  Replies: 31 ¦  Views: 5432

Love the setup. Lots of green.


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Re: Dried Mealworms?

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:44 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Dried Mealworms? ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1338

I would guess with a high probability that they wouldn't be interested and probably with not a lot of protein content of the drying process


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Re: I.niger coccons

 by RobJ ¦  Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:23 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: I.niger coccons ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 727

Sure don't worry this can happen when there's nothing for the cocoon to grip onto and spin from.

Re: RobJs Tetramorium sp

 by RobJ ¦  Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:10 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJs Tetramorium sp ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 2540

When I've got them all settled in now I had a little bit of a problem when I tried moving them into a founding nest as after 20 minutes they chewed through silicon sealant around the connector and where nesting on the outside of the nest as well. So I quickly put the nest into the outworld and got o...

Re: RobJs Tetramorium sp

 by RobJ ¦  Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:32 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Journals ¦  Topic: RobJs Tetramorium sp ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 2540

About 15 dead at one end but 100s alive and well. And the queen is moving thank god


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