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#41 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted May 13 2021 - 11:32 AM

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Ok so for some reason I feel like the population just went way down during the past few days. Not sure what to do, they have seeds, sugars and insects, maybe a generation just died? Also, I am not seeing many new workers. I gave them some "clay" from outside, because they were digging in sand and I was pretty worried about them caving in, maybe that's what happened to the workers? Anyway, they had started to dig out in the dirt from outside. Mealworms aren't being eaten. what to do??

What formicarium are they in? It is very possible that a generation died. If the queen stops laying eggs or there just aren't many new workers, it could mean they are not getting the proper temps or protein consumption. What state are you located in?

 

California,

 

oh, well they have a test tube but have decided to start digging and moved in, I heat them with a heating cable, but I was kinda worried because the plastic formicarium they were in has pretty thick sides, so I started using a heat lamp. 


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

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Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#42 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted May 24 2021 - 11:34 AM

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ok so I think I am going to move these guys into a mini hearth, how should I do this?


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#43 Offline Broncos - Posted May 30 2021 - 10:14 AM

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ok so I think I am going to move these guys into a mini hearth, how should I do this?

Great idea! the mini hearth is a fantastic formicarium. Are these ants in a tubs and tubes setup? If so, you're going to want to grab the test tube and put the open part of the test tube against the floor of the foraging area of the mini hearth. And lean it against the acrylic of the mini hearth. Then just use a q-tip or cotton swab to collect the foraging workers in the tubs and tubes setup. Just be careful not to get stung. And prepare the mini hearth before introducing the ants.


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