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Leafcutter cubes at Antkit

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:45 am ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: Leafcutter cubes at Antkit  ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 2126

I guess the cat is out of the bag now, those products were uploaded in error :P We are just waiting for the last components to arrive from the ageing test lab and i'll see if we can get some photos. AntKit currently hold the largest stock of leafcutters in the UK but have been holding on to them fo...

Geo's Camponotus nicobarensis

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:04 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Geo's Camponotus nicobarensis ¦  Replies: 259 ¦  Views: 60889

Hi, finally got my water feeders V2 from antkit, must say first impressions are good, they're for sure more well built...feels stronger and for sure has been made smaller, then the old version ...

Atta cephalotes

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:07 am ¦  Forum: Daubz1977's Journals ¦  Topic: Atta cephalotes ¦  Replies: 31 ¦  Views: 11325 This is a rough drawing of my planned setup the top drawing is the main nest area and main out world, it will be about just over 2 metres long as i want each shelf to be 2metres, all traffic from the nest will go through this main outworld i will...

Leafcutter's Atta cephalotes

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:27 pm ¦  Forum: Leafcutter's Journals ¦  Topic: Atta cephalotes ¦  Replies: 159 ¦  Views: 54577

Yes mate i cant wait, im really excited but also a little bit scared. Ive gone for seperate pods so i can keep adding to it and because i am keeping them in my loft im going to have metres of tubing and several outworlds to feed them from so i can keep them guessing by feeding them in different pla...

Mites ?

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:32 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Mites ? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1894

David.. wrote:and how would one get rid of them ?
she is in a small ytong nest

any tips ?

Remove them from the ytong nest, take a cotton swab and damp it a little then just rub them off, yiu could also use a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol and wash it off straight away but that's nit recommended

Mites ?

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:05 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Mites ? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1894

Yes they are mites. They are the same kind as I had in my own colony, they will eventually infest the ants completely if you don't get rid of them soon

What species next?

 by formica123 ¦  Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: What species next? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 3704

Well, bought s small colony of camponotus lateralis as a present for myself because we sold yesterday! They arrived today 1 queen 2 workers and an egg

Dissecting ants

 by formica123 ¦  Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:28 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Dissecting ants ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 1263

Really interesting video:

Gathering info on the leafcutter ants

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:20 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Gathering info on the leafcutter ants ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 5526

Lids can be found here: Bought from this company before, they also sell the tubing at reasonable prices. Nice so get them and add the hinge You think they would be ok seal wise. Stopping the ants getting out ? Thanks ...

Gathering info on the leafcutter ants

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:54 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Gathering info on the leafcutter ants ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 5526

Their Leafcutter setup is unbeatable

Gathering info on the leafcutter ants

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:50 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Gathering info on the leafcutter ants ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 5526

Really. I don't mind putting the work in for a price saving if after delivery and getting all the parts turns out to be cheaper in the long run. But the convince of getting the set all ready for them and the clay ect with expansion options is appealing I must say. I wish there was more choice of se...

Gathering info on the leafcutter ants

 by formica123 ¦  Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:41 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Gathering info on the leafcutter ants ¦  Replies: 18 ¦  Views: 5526

I sell acro and atta and they are all guaranteed live arrival and supplied with a heat pack/ http://***unverified_seller***.com/store/p45/Atta_Cephalotes.html http://***unverified_seller***.com/store/p46/Acromyrmex_Octospinosus_.html And they have next day uk postage, so no worries for how they arri...

Dan's Lasius flavus

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:02 pm ¦  Forum: Dan's Journals ¦  Topic: (Closed) Lasius flavus (Ladies in Lemon) ¦  Replies: 36 ¦  Views: 13475

Glad to see they're doing well, are these the queens I sent you?

ants not thriving?

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:24 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: ants not thriving? ¦  Replies: 132 ¦  Views: 22143

didn't help that last week my son pulled the mesh off the top of my crickets tub and i didnt realize this until my wife was kicking off because there was loads roaming the house, she found 3 in the washing basket. Shes pregnant as well so escaped crickets and flies plus hormones means a psychotic w...

Camponotus ligniperdus

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:50 am ¦  Forum: Nortorn's Journals ¦  Topic: Camponotus ligniperdus ¦  Replies: 48 ¦  Views: 16740

Looks like a very nice colony. I hope they do very well for you :)

polyrhachis dives nest and moisture

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:49 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: polyrhachis dives nest and moisture ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 1641

My polyrhachis have now woven an extention to there boiling tube which consist of wood shavings, moss, raffia and twigs, i spray there setup every night for my live plants and to keep the humidity correct my question is should i try to make sure i dont get any water on the extention or is a little ...

Size of colonies in captivity?

 by formica123 ¦  Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:03 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Size of colonies in captivity? ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 2269

S.geminata Queens live for around 6 years but larger colonies can be polygynous with multiple queens. I can let you know if I acquire more queens. They are easy to care for but are not really beginner friendly( they grow too fast and prefer to sting you). If you didn't mind a smaller species, Pheid...

New purchases

 by formica123 ¦  Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:30 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: New purchases ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 2389

nortorn wrote:Nice Pogonomyrmex and Myrmecocystus, are they mimicus or texanus?

One of both

New purchases

 by formica123 ¦  Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:18 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: New purchases ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 2389

Getting these soon from my friend in Germany. Atta Cephalotes, acromyrmex versicolor, 2 species of honey pot ant and pogos :) ht...

Polyrhachis dives

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:32 pm ¦  Forum: Daubz1977's Journals ¦  Topic: Polyrhachis dives ¦  Replies: 44 ¦  Views: 14525

Daubz1977 wrote:Is this something you can get?


Polyrhachis dives

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:10 pm ¦  Forum: Daubz1977's Journals ¦  Topic: Polyrhachis dives ¦  Replies: 44 ¦  Views: 14525

The test tube looks like this so it has been difficult recently to tell how may ants are in this colony at the moment but I think there has been a population boom over the last couple of days, up until today the most ants i have seen out foraging...

What species next?

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:06 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: What species next? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 3704

Occultus wrote:Camponotus vagus, Crematogaster scutellaris, Aphaenogaster senilis

Brilliant :) thanks

What species next?

 by formica123 ¦  Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:05 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: What species next? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 3704

Dan wrote:
formica123 wrote:I'm moving to the Provence of France around March/April, so will be there in good time for nuptial flights.

Oh wow, congratulations! How do you plan to get your ants there?

Next day delivery :P

And the exotics will be traveling by car and plane with me

What species next?

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:42 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: What species next? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 3704

Camponotus lateralis would probably be something up your street, especially since you travel to France a lot and C. lateralis wouldn't have too strict heating requirement. I love this species :) have a small colony ATM but will look into buying a larger one. I'm moving to the Provence of France aro...

What species next?

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:37 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: What species next? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 3704

I would recommend Messor barbarus. There are 3 distinct sizes and major like large headed ant like the muscle of the nest. You could look at some of the Camponotus species but they have a slower rate of development of the brood so they're not fast multiplying but there is a greater choice with some...

What species next?

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:31 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: What species next? ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 3704

Hi guys,
Really want a new ant colony.
A medium sized species with various sizes workers that produces quickly and isn't too expensive.
Any ideas?

Polyrhachis dives nesting material?

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:22 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Polyrhachis dives nesting material? ¦  Replies: 2 ¦  Views: 1393


VIDEO: A Quick Look At Protein Jelly For Ants

 by formica123 ¦  Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:58 pm ¦  Forum: RobJ's Media ¦  Topic: VIDEO: A Quick Look At Protein Jelly For Ants ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 5531

I've found another video from someone online


PHOTO: My new colony

 by formica123 ¦  Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:53 pm ¦  Forum: Journals ¦  Topic: Trina's Camponotus lateralis ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 7926

I would like them in dirt brown or black I think

UK Moss from garden?

 by formica123 ¦  Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:15 pm ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: UK Moss from garden? ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1784

It should be fine without killing anything, just take it straight from outside into the setup lol

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