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Cyrus01 wrote:What is the minimum colony size for the acrylic nest size 04?
I have a Antkit starter kit 04 and Lasius Niger Queen and workers arriving this week and I'm now worried it may be too big.
I may just put the test tube in the Outworld without the nest connected for now.
scarletAsh wrote:Does anyone have any experience feeding blood worms to ants? The ones you typically buy frozen from an aquarium shop to feed to fish. Always have been curious but not even sure if they're safe. I'm sure they would be but I suppose an ant and midge fly larvae really ever come into contact.
Serafine wrote:I'd say just try it. Camponotus and Tetramorium (and to a lesser extend the more generalistic Lasius subspecies) are known for eating pretty much everything, some people are sharing burgers, sandwiches, cooked chicken or boiled eggs with them. If they don't like the worms they just won't touch them, easy as that.
Benjiwuf wrote:I've seen a lot of discussion here about defrosting food before feeding. I can't help but wonder is this of real importance? Not poking, just wondering. I personally just put the frozen food in the foraging area in a small dish so I'm curious as to why others do it differently.
2. I don't know how to ship ants without them getting hurt
MoonAnts wrote:Thanks @Serafine
You're really helping me out here!
MoonAnts wrote:1. The Messor Barbarus colony is 20+ workers and the Camponotus Barbaricus 5 workers strong.
MoonAnts wrote:2. I'm located near Kiel.
MoonAnts wrote:3. Not sure yet. I have to see how much they normally cost and how much the delivery would be. I don't wanna overprice them.
MoonAnts wrote:4. I'm in the process of hibernation. Had a bit of a problem with my Incubator but everything's fine now. I think I'll give them away after hibernation. Especially the Camponotus because they arrived a week ago and I don't wanna stress them too much. :)
Serafine wrote:Can sugar water (50/50) become so bad after a few days in a bottle that the ants won't take it?*
Or is this more the "we're so full we can't take anymore for a few days" syndrom of a very small 5 ants strong colony?
*It didn't smell and I didn't see anything growing inside the brown bottle. The honey water was clearly bad after like 3 days (starting to turn into Met) but I thought sugar water cannot really get bad.