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Post by Xeno on Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:48 am

Lasius Niger colony 1: This is a queen and one worker, currently there is one cocoon and larvae cheers I fed them some ant jelly which there still feasting on to feed there larvae Very Happy

Lasius Niger colony 2: this is the Queen and about roughly 15 to 20 workers there is a good amount of cocoons and larvae I fed them some ant jelly about five minutes ago to which they enjoyed. I received this Colony about 20 minutes ago.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:04 am

Yay for Lasius niger! cheers

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Post by Salt on Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:19 am

Awesome, good luck with the colonies!

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Post by Xeno on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:28 am

Thank you salt Very Happy Yes finally myrm I got Lasius Niger cheers

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Post by dermy on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:16 pm

Congrats, good luck with them! Just wait till the Colonies are big enough to start really Exploring Wink
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Post by Xeno on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:46 pm

Yeah I know Lasius Niger are known to be very active Smile

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:52 pm

Mine are vary active Wink

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Post by dermy on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:10 pm

Yep and then they will explore areas outside their Foraging are Wink
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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:22 pm

Yes, Lasius niger are just like bin lids >.<

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Post by dermy on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:30 pm

Make sure you have lots of barrier stuff around!
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Re: Lasius Niger 1 and 2

Post by Xeno on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:50 pm

Gonna keep them in w test tube setup I might get an old tank and fill it up with dirt and they can nest there Smile

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Post by Salt on Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:58 am

How are these doing?

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Post by dermy on Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:32 pm

I think keeping them in the test-tube would be great then maybe just add the test-tube to the top of your "Dirt Farm" once your Colony is ready to move Wink
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Post by dermy on Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:52 pm

How are these doing?
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Re: Lasius Niger 1 and 2

Post by Xeno on Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:14 pm

Well to be fair the smaller colony had slowly died out but the larger one is thriving! The population has doubled and there's loads of cocoons and eggs

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Post by dermy on Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:58 pm

Sorry to hear that the one died sad

I'm glad to hear at least one Colony is doing well! Smile
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Re: Lasius Niger 1 and 2

Post by Xeno on Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:51 am

This remaining colony is very strong, numbers are rapidly increasing and I have a tip for new beginners in ant keeping. Having a dirt test tube set up with water at the end clogged up with cotton ball has been the most successful way of making colonies grow faster.

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Post by dermy on Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:23 am

Cool, I agree, ants just seem to do better with a little naturalness to their setups, that is one reason I'm not too "keen" on those Acrylic Nests.
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Re: Lasius Niger 1 and 2

Post by Xeno on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:53 am

Yeahh Very Happy

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Post by dermy on Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:34 pm

It probably also helps since Lasius niger larvae spin cocoons, and I've read they need a little grit to do this.
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Re: Lasius Niger 1 and 2

Post by Salt on Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:30 pm

Any pictures of this colony Xeno?

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Post by dermy on Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:00 am

I'd also be interested in seeing pictures Very Happy
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