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Myrmica rubra, wild colony

 by jonthefish ¦  Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:21 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Myrmica rubra, wild colony ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 1615



Camponotus cruentatus

 by jonthefish ¦  Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:48 pm ¦  Forum: Camponotus sp. ¦  Topic: Camponotus cruentatus ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1475 Got this queen about a month ago. She has about 10 very small larvae.

Re: Camponotus herculeanus

 by jonthefish ¦  Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:11 am ¦  Forum: Camponotus sp. ¦  Topic: Camponotus herculeanus ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 2534 The queens water source was almost dry, so I had to sellotape another tube to the entrance of the old one. She is...

Re: Ants I would like to get

 by jonthefish ¦  Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:06 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants I would like to get ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2422

I have just purchased

Camponotus paria in a smaller size now with about 5-10 workers and

Diacamma rugosum about 30 workers.

Re: Ants I would like to get

 by jonthefish ¦  Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:02 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants I would like to get ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2422

Hi Elitz, In all honesty I have not received the species yet. I ordered 2 queens a couple of days ago, as I was listing the ants I had, I thought i would put these on the list as well so I would not have to go back and alter it later. I suspect the queen will be on her own or possibly with some eggs...

Re: Ants I would like to get

 by jonthefish ¦  Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:54 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants I would like to get ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2422

Yes, they look very nice, but woo alot of money. Might need to do some convincing to my good lady.

Ants I would like to get

 by jonthefish ¦  Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:00 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Ants I would like to get ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 2422

These are species i am considering for the ant room. Aphaenogaster senilis Camponotus paria Crematogaster scutellaris Diacamma rugosum Messor aciculatus I would like to venture into warmer species of ant who do not need to be hibernated. Which I believe the C. paria and the D. rugosum are under this...

Camponotus herculeanus

 by jonthefish ¦  Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:43 pm ¦  Forum: Camponotus sp. ¦  Topic: Camponotus herculeanus ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 2534

I received a queen on her own on the 3rd July from a Polish supplier. The test tube she was sent in was not in the most presentable of conditions. There is a slight crack, a hole with sellotape over it, however the queen herself looked brilliant. Here she is today.

Re: test tubes

 by jonthefish ¦  Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:01 pm ¦  Forum: Formicaria ¦  Topic: test tubes ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 2466

Nice collection of queens. Have you timed how long before that volume of water disappears? I was thinking what a nightmare having to move all those queens, plus the stress on them if you do have to move them before you sell them. I am on the understanding another supplier moves the queen, egg, larva...

Re: catch em if u can

 by jonthefish ¦  Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:36 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: catch em if u can ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1565

Wooo, that seems quite an experience you had there Flavus.

I understand it can be quite easy using a paint brush. Apparently the ants grab hold on the brush hairs and you can top them into a jar, etc.

I find myself cotton buds work really well.


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