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Will's experiments with ant alchemy


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#1 Offline William. T - Posted June 2 2015 - 3:04 AM

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                                                                                         Introduction 6-2-2015

 

  Being an inquisitive person, I decided to find an easy made food from home ingredients that ant like but still is filling and nutritious and does not rot easily. While I am not as nearly is good as Dr. Miller is at ant nutrition, I will be sourcing numerous journals and books in my experiments to find something I can easily produce at home. As test subjects I will be using 2 wild Lasius cf. Neoniger colonies ranging 300-700 workers, 3 wild T. Sessile colonies 3000+ workers, wild 2 Pheidole sp. 1000+ workers, and two wild Camponotus Pennsylvanicus of 2000 workers, as well as five captive T. Sessile 100-200 workers, one captive Lasius Neoniger 30 workers, and a captive Camponotus sp. colony 9 workers. I will keep you all informed.

 


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#2 Offline William. T - Posted June 9 2015 - 4:56 PM

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6-9-2015

 

This isn't really an ant food experiment, but I have made a box, like this as an ant feeder.

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However, the bottom pieces are a bit loose, so the honey water with a hint of lemon juice can seep through. My captive T. Sessile like this feeder.


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#3 Offline Ants4fun - Posted June 9 2015 - 7:03 PM

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I am a bit confused as to how it works...

#4 Offline William. T - Posted June 13 2015 - 5:12 PM

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I am a bit confused as to how it works...

I'm sorry. My old design had "loose pieces," so liquid could go through. I had a few problems, so I replaced I with a piece with a hole and stuffed it with cotton.


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#5 Offline dermy - Posted June 13 2015 - 5:39 PM

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Is that lego?



#6 Offline William. T - Posted June 14 2015 - 8:29 AM

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Yep. 100% Lego.


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 





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