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Help choosing a new ant farm


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#1 Offline Rrar - Posted March 18 2023 - 3:08 PM

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I'm about to get a new ant colony of Formica pallidefulva. Does anybody have any suggestions for an ant farm?


canada = boring!!!!!

I want attaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

also: Camponotus ca02 ( probably not possible though)


#2 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 18 2023 - 3:54 PM

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Well first things first, how big is the colony? 



#3 Offline Rrar - Posted March 18 2023 - 4:57 PM

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25 workers


canada = boring!!!!!

I want attaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

also: Camponotus ca02 ( probably not possible though)


#4 Online ANTdrew - Posted March 18 2023 - 5:18 PM

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Get a Tarheel Ants mini hearth for them.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#5 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 19 2023 - 5:09 AM

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Mini Hearth might be a bit too small. I would go with a Mini Hearth XL. Even if they did fit perfect in the mini, they would very quickly grow out of it.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#6 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 19 2023 - 6:06 AM

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No, I have a colony of Formica around thirty workers and they are just fine in a Mini hearth. At this stage a XL would be too large for the colony.


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#7 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 19 2023 - 3:38 PM

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No, I have a colony of Formica around thirty workers and they are just fine in a Mini hearth. At this stage a XL would be too large for the colony.

 

No, I have a colony of Formica around thirty workers and they are just fine in a Mini hearth. At this stage a XL would be too large for the colony.

Ok, just my opinion.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#8 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 19 2023 - 5:44 PM

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Nothing wrong with that.


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