Month: July 2020

Ant Escapes and Food – Colonies Update 19 July 2020

Ant escapes and food. My three captive ant colonies have been very busy over the past few weeks.  It has been very warm and dry outside. I have recently purchased some more live food for my ants, namely, cockroaches and morio worms.  Usually I buy enough of these to create breeding colonies, so enabling me to have …

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Summer Activities

My ant colonies have been very active so far this summer. There has been lots of foraging, but not much in the way of nest expansion. Lasius umbratus Despite the presence of the queen, the population size continues to decrease. A few years ago the nesting boxes were full almost to the brim with worker …

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