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LaTuns Lasius niger Journal

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#21 Offline LaTun - Posted September 17 2020 - 1:16 PM

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Here in Germany we generally use the same "rule" for hibernating our ants as with our winter tires
 

From O - O (Oktober bis Ostern (Easter)).

If the hibernation period is to short and or to warm the ants don't do as well the next year.
That's why I stick to the rule as hard as it ca be.


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#22 Offline NickAnter - Posted September 17 2020 - 1:53 PM

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Man, my 3 queen americanus colony doesnt even have 80 workers after 1 year......


Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#23 Online ANTdrew - Posted September 17 2020 - 2:12 PM

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Man, my 3 queen americanus colony doesnt even have 80 workers after 1 year......

I don’t think American Lasius are on the level. Nobody on this forum has a huge colony of neoniger or americanus.
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#24 Offline BlueLance213 - Posted September 17 2020 - 2:13 PM

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My Lasisus Niger Queen gave me almost 20 Nanitics, and yeah I would honestly be hibernating mine from Next month, until March/April because of the temperatures. So i understand the reason for the long hibernation... temperatures suck outside :P



#25 Offline Wegmier - Posted September 19 2020 - 4:02 AM

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Awesome colony! I hadn't heard about the October to Easter thing before. I always take my nigers out hibernation when I see workers appear outside in my garden, usually around early March
Do you know how old your colony is / was when you received them from your friend?


1 x Lasius niger -  https://www.formicul...-wegmier/page-6

1 x Lasius flavus - https://www.formicul...flavus-wegmier/

4 x Camponotus fedtschenkoi - https://www.formicul...-wegmier/page-2


#26 Offline AntsDakota - Posted September 19 2020 - 7:29 AM

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Here in Germany we generally use the same "rule" for hibernating our ants as with our winter tires
 

From O - O (Oktober bis Ostern (Easter)).

If the hibernation period is to short and or to warm the ants don't do as well the next year.
That's why I stick to the rule as hard as it ca be.

Ants around here are fine with coming out of the fridge in early March, although it sometimes still snows in April.  :lol:  :facepalm:


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version


#27 Offline BlueLance213 - Posted September 19 2020 - 7:43 AM

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Its the same here, I had it snowing in may at one point, but usually after march is easter and spring and that's when all the bug activity usually starts to kick in! I am looking forward to it next year to try and get new ant species etc. personally I am gonna hibernate my Lasius at the end of next month until probably the beginning of march


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#28 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted September 19 2020 - 7:53 AM

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Here in Germany we generally use the same "rule" for hibernating our ants as with our winter tires
 

From O - O (Oktober bis Ostern (Easter)).

If the hibernation period is to short and or to warm the ants don't do as well the next year.
That's why I stick to the rule as hard as it ca be.

Ants around here are fine with coming out of the fridge in early March, although it sometimes still snows in April.  :lol:  :facepalm:

 

Mine (if they even hibernate that year [yeah, I'm looking at you, Aphaenogaster and Camponotus]) go in around November/December and come out in late January or early February.


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#29 Offline LaTun - Posted August 8 2021 - 11:53 AM

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For this journal its the same as with my Formica rufibarbis.
I kinda forgot about it.

The news for this colony aren´t as good.
Sadly the queen didn´t make it through hibernation.
So that's the end of their story, but I am rasing another Lasius sp..
There might be a journal of them soon.







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