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Re: catch em if u can

 by Leafcutter ¦  Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:02 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: catch em if u can ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 2549

I tend to get a test tube and just place it on the Queen, they generally just try to climb up the tube so when they do I slowly turn the test tube and quickly block it up with cotton wool.

Re: test tubes

 by Leafcutter ¦  Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:16 pm ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: test tubes ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 4226

antsy wrote:One of my boxes of test tubes :)
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And I thought I caught too many Queens! :)

Lasius flavus Queen Experiment

 by Leafcutter ¦  Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:11 pm ¦  Forum: Experiments and Ants in the News ¦  Topic: Lasius flavus Queen Experiment ¦  Replies: 1 ¦  Views: 1763

Soon I will be conducting research into the behaviour of a five Queen Lasius flavus colony and a three Queen Lasius flavus colony. Lasius flavus Queen coalitions work quite well to the point that some colonies could even be polygynous!

Re: test tubes

 by Leafcutter ¦  Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:03 pm ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: test tubes ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 4226

Yes, I believe the test tube setup is the best for young colonies with fully claustral Queens. I have all my 29 in test tubes.

Re: gel farms

 by Leafcutter ¦  Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:10 am ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: gel farms ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 3308

Could not agree more. I think it's disgusting that these things are still on the market. I was doing a bug show last week and the amount of kids who wanted the gel farms was unreal. They should do something about the Gel ant farms. They were only supposed to be used for workers when they were sent ...

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