Discuss keeping ants in here. Including what to feed them, hydration, development, disease and everything in between.
New members should post your questions in here.
User avatar
By Leafcutter
#19750
Not talking from experience here but Jon keeps/kept this species so should be able to shed more light on their keeping requirements.

As far as I'm aware, these ants eat a lot of insects and need the protein for the brood development. They are a Queen-less species with a gamergate instead. I've seen them do well in natural nests, tank with soil basically.
User avatar
By jonthefish
#19751
No trouble is keeping, quite an aggressive species when food is added.

I have 4 colonies for sale.

Many thanks Jon.
User avatar
By veektoor
#19755
jonthefish wrote:No trouble is keeping, quite an aggressive species when food is added.

I have 4 colonies for sale.

Many thanks Jon.

What type of setup do you have them in?

Cheers, Veektoor.
Gold fishes Lasius niger journal

I expect the colony to gain around 70 new workers[…]

Hello

Hello, I'm just getting into this amazing hobby of[…]

Good morning fellow enthusiast

I started ant keeping when I was younger but never[…]