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...
Hello there Quick question what temperature do you keep them at?
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 ...
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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
They get all that and don't seem to be interested.
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?
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...
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]
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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
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...
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