Hogyan nevelj hangyakolóniát? – 1. rész


AntsHungary presents: How to raise an ant colony? the ant colony’s raising starts with a test tube. fill the clean test tube with some water theen put a piece of wool in it not too tight and not too loosely pull down the wool with a hooked wire expressly. only until the water level not along! than put the ant queen in this test tube. this test tube will guarantee the humidity for a long time the end of the test tube also close with a piece of wool it let through the air so gives the optimal breeze for the hatching test tube. the queen feels safe herself in this tight, closed test tube and the humidity imitate the underground conditions most of the claustral ant species don’t claim feeding at the first time, but we recommend to feeding every species from the beginning, to helps their successfull colony founding. most species needs to feed with honey and insects only some harvester species deflect from it. put a small honey at the side of the test tube with a hooked wire put only a few from it, less than a drop. we should think how big our ant, and how big her stomach possibly if we think this, we won’t make that mistake to give too much honey them and they stick in it. recommend to cut half the insects for the ants they will easily access to the soft parts in it. then put the test tube in warm, dark, calm and vibration-free place when the queen can laying eggs leisurely. can guarantee the darkness if package the test tube in a piece of cellophane. some days later the queen is laying down her first eggs. this time we don’t have much work, just to take care for the feeding and keep the test tube clean. give them half-cutted insect pieces 2 times a week and 1 or 2 days later clear off them before they deteriorate after a few weeks the eggs develop.. …first for larva, ..after for puppae. larvae eats protein already, so this time important the feeding regularly. first workers will hatch from the puppae. with the small and mediom sized ants it needs 4-6 weeks from egg to worker but with some big sized spices this time could be 2 and half months even. If the test tube became dirty during the hatching we have to move the queen and the brood into a new, clean test tube. it’s much easier now, than when have workers if the surface of the cotton covered by mould, or the water discoloured, it could be a dangerous habitat for the ants, so have to move them for a new tube. we need the following tools for the transfer: first top up the new test tube with the earlier mentioned method, then put the queen into the new one. finally have to move the brood carefully. need a small drop of water. watering a bit the hair of the brush, so the brood will stick to it and we can move them carefully to the new test tube. the brush has soft hairs wich don’t damage the brood. try to move all of the eggs. don’t have to put them for the same place, the queen will put them to a heap. 🐜 Subscribe! 🐜 – and check the next episode. 🙂

Élet 5 centiméteren! – Temnothoraxok gondozása FormiKIT micro hangyafarmban


If you don’t know Temnothorax species, you should know they are tiny species and found small colonies. They can live lifelong in the FormiKIT micro formicarium. Here can see the queen. The moister spoinge is a bit dirty in this formicarium, i should replace it to a new one. But how can we do this, to avoid their escape? Check this, here is the first trick! We will replace the sponge and the colony will stay in the formicarium during. The FormiKIT Micro include 6 screws we will get out 5 from these. We will leave only the roofing’s screw. The formicarium won’t come aparts, but we can slide carefully the nest’s top layer. Take out the old sponge, and put the new one into. Then slip back the top layer. We have some deserters of course. Don’t afraid, just put them back with a brush. Finally close and assemble the formicarium. You can see the new sponge is much cleaner! This sponge is really thin, as can see before. This is important. Don’t forget: it can store only a few water, so really important to moister it regularly, at least 1-2 times a week. Temnothorax species don’t need high humidity, but they also drink sometimes. Put a piece of tape on the moister hole, to slow down the evaporating. I raised up them a bit. They are trying to hide in the pole and guarding the queen. We can clean up the dirty arena with a humid cotton wool. I show you a mature colony too. The winged male ants this year appeared in this colony. You can see they have massive brood. This is how looks a mature colony in the Temnothorax species. But they are still no more than 5 centimeter. I show you the 2nd trick with this colony. Need a small piece of wool, and a hooked tweezer. When all ants in the nest-part, close the entrance with the wool. Take out the 4 screws from the arena. If you take apart the arena like this you can wiping and cleaning it, just how you want. Don’t have to worry about the escapes during the cleaning. The two screws still keeps in gross the nest-part. If we finished with the cleaning assemble it again and give food for the ants. You can see a new-born worker in this scene. They has this bright color after born, during the first day. She looks just like a “ghost-ant” 🙂 This colony get honey, … …cockroach pieces, … …and shattered nut pieces for food. It seems they like the cockroach mostly now. You can put the formicarium in different ways, but don’t forget: the water in the sponge will always goes downwards. Thanks for watching! You can find the own-designed FormiKIT Micro formicarium on our ant-site! If you enjoyed, don’t forget to subscribe to the AntsHungary’s YouTube channel! 🙂

ANT SOLDIERS?! | My NEW Pheidole Noda Colony!

ANT SOLDIERS?! | My NEW Pheidole Noda Colony!


Hi guys, it’s Ants Britania and today, I’m going to be showing you my brand new Pheidole Noda colony So I’m holding this colony currently in a small Tupperware container that came with some Chinese food It was all I had at the time when they arrived so it’s just a temporary out world for them to explore and to get food as you can see I’ve put a Small piece small bit of Vaseline around the entry hole I’ve dropped food in and stuff at the top But guys I’m gonna be moving them into a Plaster form aquarium, which I made a couple videos ago If you want to check that out, I’ll leave a link below in the description Okay and for the foraging area or out. Well. I’m using this glass kind of aquarium It’s got two holes either side entry holes and on the top It’s got a frame, which has Vaseline underneath the lip of it. It’s also got a Nice lid which has some fine mesh on the on the top which is needed because these ants are escape artists Okay guys I’m gonna start by hydrating the plaster nest this will create a sense of humidity inside the nest Which will encourage the ants to head into the nest? Also, I’m going to cut out some red film and lay it over the top And for warming up the nest guys, I’m going to use a komodo seven watt heat map I’ll leave it a link in the description below if you want to check it out Okay now it’s time to get these guys in the foraging area and get the container open and get them moving in I Seem to struggle to get the lid off so I decided to just take the top off of the the container and Put it into the out world because loads about coming out and biting me So I decided to just drop it straight away into the out world and remove the lid slowly but carefully and As when I’ve done that I put the lid back on and I gave the out some time to just calm down So guys I’m trying to isolate the test-tube here We’re trying to get it out the container and put it into the foraging area This is this will make it a lot easier to move the test room around if I need to at the moment It’s quite difficult to get access to the colony while they’re in this kind of container Yes, we finally got the test tube out with a little drop Don’t worry. The Allens are very resilient They have like an exoskeleton, which means their skeleton is on the outside body so it can take a little drop like that So as I tipped the container upside down to try and tap in the remaining ounce I tapped in a lot of their rubbish so here. You can just see me cleaning up any like all get crickets old ants Picking them up and chuck them in a little little pot got by the side So guys after an hour the first Anne has gone into the nest and he started laying chemical trail and Before you know it other hands have followed his chemical trail and entered the nest as well With the increase in activity around the test tube and around the nest it seems like the ants are starting to mobilize with Some encouragement from the light from my phone it will speed up the process over the move As you can see here the ants are starting to move their brood from the test-tube They are obviously sensing that there is a better alternative elsewhere The colony starts to rush into the nest they’re trying to take shelter from the beaming light from my phone And Before you know it the whole colony has moved into the nest and As you can see here the Queen is sitting comfortably in her new plaster former carrier After a week had passed guys the ants have settled in really well to the into their place the nest They’ve even brought some sand from the foraging area into the nest to kind of make it bit me home a bit more comfortable Just a small fun fact for you guys In this small chamber here, we can see the Queen She is a lot larger than the other ants in the colony. The small ones are the workers. They as you can see here They’re tending to the brood, but the real guardians are the soldiers Now these guys will defend the colony from any threat. Whether it be human or ant? So these girls are doing really well They’ve got a huge pile of brood you can see here, and they’re always active they’re always going in and out of the foraging area gathering food and gathering sand like I explained earlier and They’re lovely So speaking of gathering food and suppliers I think it’s time to feed or answer some honey water So our first customer emerges and as expected She’s drinking a lot of that honey water and she’s filling up her social stomach So now she’s gonna make her journey back to the nest to tell all of her sisters about what she has found And Before you know it More and more ants are coming in to have a drink of the honey water to fill up their social stomachs as well Now it’s time to feed them a cricket this worker is already showing some real interest in this food And With a repeat of the same process she would have gone back and told her sisters and as you can see here Even a soldier has come to enjoy the feast So guys I hope you like my new if they don’t know the colony I Absolutely love this colony. I love the soldiers. I love how they’re absolutely fearless and those defend the nest against anything even myself And I can’t wait to make another future kind of update video About these guys just to show you guys how they’re getting on But if you can if you guys can’t wait for the next video I do record my ants on my Instagram and my facebook So if you want to kind of keep up today slightly with my colonies and myself Be sure to go over to Instagram Facebook and give us a little follow So these girls are not native to the UK They’re actually native to Southeast Asia and kind of China region so I had to buy them from an online ad store and I bought them from British and calm so if you guys have a Bit of spare time be sure to go and check them out. I’ll leave a link below in the description if You guys haven’t seen it already I uploaded a video last week showing off my other new ant colony from Southeast Asia My trap-jaw ant’s so if you’ve got some extra spare time be sure to go and check out that video So guys, I hope you enjoyed this video. It’s always a pleasure making these videos for you guys I’ve always loved for winning my aunt’s and my how to make kind of former carrion videos So if you like this if you like my content be sure to hit the subscribe button to join the colony and click the blue ant to check out my videos and to see my channel and to keep up with my Weekly uploads because I upload every weekend get the Bell one button as well Okay, guys. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week

The Flow Hive for honey bees, Love it? Hate it? or Undecided? Price? Review of Quality Control

The Flow Hive for honey bees, Love it? Hate it? or Undecided? Price? Review of Quality Control


sound of bees buzzing
Ok so now I have all of the flowhive pieces
and there are several videos already that show how to put it together…
I’m going to put this one together and then
will tell you what my observations are problems fitting
I want you to notice these joints are not aligned.
Right from the factory, they don’t fit. I don’t give them a very good grade.
They just don’t line up! If you line up these then come to the next
end look at the cuts, not a quality box joint! They just don’t match!
I am following the assembly guide and it’s not fitting.
Amazing! I have to take it out to the wood shop…
There are supposed to be five knob screws, there were only four.
I marked off the joints to be shaved down. Here it is after I’ve corrected the joints.
They were 3/32 of an inch off. Ok so now you see we have the box assembled.
Some problems with missing hardware and misfit joints.
Some screws were not long enough. Some were missing.
Shaved the box joints to proper fit. And now we’re ready to put in the frames.
Lookin at the frame cells. I was really impressed that they are so uneven.
Not like actual drawn out wax comb. They are in compartments that can be separated.
Interesting design… the plastic it is made from
actually feels soft… a little waxy even… But it is just plastic.
And of course all of the wax frame components which are made of plastic are strung together
and made tight with stainless steel chord. There are adjustment screws at the end of
the frame. So you can push the frame snug against the
accessible side. The way the box went together, it was tight
enough without needing adjustment. This is the seven frame system.
Right out of the box, it’s tight enough. No movement that would allow bees through
the end. Adjust screws here if your frames are loose.
Make sure there is no “bee space”. As you can see, they really are flexible.
Easy to remove. Nothing like any frames I have used before…
For the rest of the video I will put this super on a Langstroth hive
body. A 10 frame Langstroth hive deep.
Bottom board and a standard 10 frame deep brood box.
Many people complain about plastics in the Flow Hive.
I have been using Piergo plastic frames for over 11 years with no problems.
The Flow Hive box is a little smaller in exterior measurements than the traditional frame.
Then I’ll put an inner cover on it. A little burr comb on it, but that’s no problem.
The cover is a little larger also. Standard telescoping lid.
The telescoping top isn’t going to allow the Flow Hive to open. It sets too far down.
The cover tilts because it’s resting on the knobs.
This is just my first impressions. I haven’t had this in the bee yard yet.
It’s February, it’s 10 deg. F outside. and it’s snowing.
So all I’m doing is getting ready for spring. Hopefully it will be a great spring for the
honey bees. As I’ve mentioned, the telescoping top. Is
incompatible. You may have to put a shallow super on top
of the Flow Hive. For now, we’ll remove the top.
You may have to do something to raise the cover so it is out of the way.
It may not be the best to have the Flow Hive as the top box.
So, we’ll remove the end observation piece. Here is the metal strip that give the box
rigidity. The top bar allows access for the actuating
key. Let’s try that out.
As I have already demonstrated, I am not impressed with the woodworking accuracy/quality.
I do think the internal frames are well designed, consistent and of good quality. Just as advertised.
So, you may already have seen the way the acuating keys work.
I wish there was a way to purchase just one key on the website.
I would like to have two keys to use at the same time.
Right now, you can’t purchase a key by itself. When you decide to work a frame, remove the
bottom pull plug. I always wondered…
Watching other videos… When opening the access cover.
Wouldn’t the bees just use propolis to seal it all up?
But now that I see how it’s made… There is no space for the bees to come through…
The worker bees can access the cells, but are blocked from coming through…
So they couldn’t propolize the joints and access panels.
The other thing that occurs to me. If you had a honey bee cottage, or sugar shack.
Where the back of the bee hive was projecting inside the shed.
Pretty popular in Germany in fact… You would be able to work the hives from inside
the shack and extract honey without any bees getting inside the work space.
You couldn’t pull frames that way, but you could have a method of extracting honey without
the bees getting in. All of the frames could be open and draining…
Inside the work shed… And not even have to brush bees off of the
honey frames. I don’t think this is going to be a fantastic
industrial practice. But the way they are put together, I am very
interested in the possibilities. Looking forward to our first nectar flow.
If you’ll notice… they way this tube goes into the bottom…
the little tongue at the bottom, goes underneath the frame material.
There is no blocking of the honey from flowing out.
Pretty interesting… Any honey that drains down and goes through
the pieces… is just reclaimed by the honey bees.
There are gaps that the honey will seep through. The plug has no threads… you just push it
in. Very simple.
The top tab will only fit when the frames are in the closed position.
So you can’t forget and leave the cells
in the open position. As you can see… the materials are recyclable
and the flow hive company has many statements, saying that all of the plastics are food safe
and stable. If they get dirty, you can wash them out with
warm water. IF these were inside a honey bee shed…
You “could” if all the cells were full and properly capped with wax… (I would NOTextract
honey unless the cells were capped)… Bees cap cells when the honey is properly
dehydrated. You could have all of the tubes in and let
the honey drain out into a trough and into a large collection bucket.
This method is going to take a long time to collect honey.
I would do it on a HOTday, obviously honey flows quicker when it’s warm/hot.
I like the idea that I don’t have to pull the entire frame.
And don’t have to cut the caps and wax off of them.
I can just extract from one or two frames. And then just close it up without all the
fuss. Let’s not pretend that this is going to be
quicker than traditional centrifuge extraction processes… that would pull more honey in
less time. BUT you’re also going to be scraping the frames
and doing a lot of secondary work. Plus you have to take the frames to the extracting
room. Now I’m just going to give you a close look
at how the mechanism operates. I’m putting the actuator key in
turning it and the cells open for draining. That is the open position for the cells.
IF you had crystalized honey in the cells I would put it in this position
remove the entire frame and soak it in hot water and rinse it off.
After draining the honey. put the key in the top slot.
And turn it until the cells return to the closed position.
you will see the gaps around the cells.. the honey bees will fill those gaps with propolis
and wax before re-filling with nectar that will dehydrate down to proper honey.
Traditional extraction removes lots of drawn comb and wax caps.
Some people even cut out sections of comb to make “chunk honey”.
The bees then have to use a lot of their resources to restore that missing wax.
That is much reduced with this process. The bees can go to work filling the cells
much quicker. In a nectar flow, you can draw honey off and
four days later, the cells may be full again. You have to decide how much to leave for the
bees and not extract too much! Especially in the fall.. you must be careful
to leave enough for the bees to get through winter where you live.
Normally you don’t remove the frame to extract honey…
Notice the cells are angled to the center… that helps the nectar/honey flow to the middle
and down. Seems like a very interesting design and I’m
impressed. I’m not here to tell you that this is a GREATway
to manage bees and I’m not saying it’s NOT. I’m just sharing what I”m learning as always….
If there is something new in bee keeping… I like to buy it and learn about it, then
sharing what learn with others. My next video with the Flow Hive will show
how well my honey bees accept and work the frames.
You’ll see how it works and what I think of it in the bee yard.
You have to think about the cost of the Flow Hive.
When it first came out on Indigogo… launching their campaign. I bought one for over $500.00
Flow Hive set a Indigogo
record for the most sales in 24 hours.. going over a MILLION in contributions…
At the campaign close, they had received over 12 MILLION DOLLARS in contributions….
So obviously this design has a huge following and many are interested in learning more.
In 2016 when spring weather hits the United States.
A lot of bee keepers will be using these frames. Even though some people are on YouTube…
Telling Everyone that will listen… that “the only people who will be interested
in this system, will be new keepers or people who are ignorant about honey bees” well…
I’m not personally ignorant about honey bees and I also don’t want to be uninformed aobu
this system… so, I got one. Let’s talk the talk now…
when it comes to starting out with honey bees the flow hive.. is EXPENSIVE
as I already said I paid over $500.00
let me tell you… when you get into starting up with bees
you could go to a company like betterbee.com you could purchase a beginner kit
that kit includes bottom board
two deep supers two medium supers
an inner cover an outer cover
a bee outfit a smoker
a veil everything you need. including a book on how
to keep bees and that’s for $354.50
So.. if you’re looking for a bargain. I’ve see posts on YouTube about how much it
costs to start and how much will they earn from the honey!
IF YOU are looking exclusively at cost and what you are going to earn…
from the honey sales… my advice to you is
don’t even begin with honey bees IF you’re not in it to learn about bees
and improve the environment and improve pollination
and help improve honey bee health. and you think the Flow Hive is a method for
making quick money and cashing in on bees… I say RUN!
This thing is expensive! It’s a new technology
and it is novel and I find it interesting… not being for
or against it. I’m not here to blast it or launch a promotion
campaign. If you do not already understand honey bees
and the complex colony activities and behaviors, then stop everything, go to school, or learn
from an experienced keeper. IF you are actually afraid of bees or being
stung? Quit NOW… you will be stung!
Every bee keeper eventually gets stung by honey bees.
So if you don’t have a heart felt interest in bees FIRST… then don’t take the financial
leap and try to profit from them. For the
cost of a three frame Flow Hive system…
YOU could own an entire setup from a place like BetterBee.com
I’m not just here to endorse betterbee.. there are many sites like Dadant etc…
but you could have the entire deal/setup including frames… for $354.50… I would really think
it over. If you plan to get into it for the money.
I bought it… and am interested in it.
Only so I can know about it and inform others from direct experience with the system…
Thanks for watching and I hope you continue to learn about honey bees and chickens…
thanks!

Elképesztő hangyaváros szövőhangyákkal! (Polyrhachis dives)

Elképesztő hangyaváros szövőhangyákkal! (Polyrhachis dives)


Hello everyone, this is a new antsite video In this episode we are going to rebuild an ant city. Keep watching until the end – i promise it will be super exciting… This is an old formicarium A thriving weaver ant colony lived in it before. You can saw this colony in some previous videos, or even personally on terraristic exhibitions. This colony lived 2, 2 and half year long in this formicarium. So the goal is to populate again this formicarium with a thriving ant colony. We have chance now to rebuild this system, so why don’t we upgrade a bit this whole formicarium to be more spectacular? You know i have plenty of creativity, so i find out a cylinder shape instead of the previous brick. This is more elegant and even more spectacular. Then I want something more in my mind.. If the weaver ants can get an own tower, why don’t they get an own city instead? This is the story how comes the idea to build an ant city. The structure build up from three different towers, with three outside gallery between them. There are three escape-prevent edge, and three openable ventilation grid on the top of the towers. There are more ventilation grids on two place at the sides, for the better breezing. There are many carcase laying on the floor of the old formicarium. Also can find tainted, unhatched larvae somewhere. The diameter of the biggest cylinder was planned for the size of the old bonsai tree. Meanwhile we get a big family of weaver ants so they will move into the new place. You can see what a massive nest they built in their previous home. They weaved almost everything for nest in the left formicarium, and there are many of workers in the left formicarium also. The ant city looks much amazing after the furnish. The old bonsai tree also looks epic in it, and i put another, smaller bonsai tree inside. Ants can hide between it’s roots. The ant city looks like a real metropolis after the ants have moved in. Every ants working on it’s own task busily. Some of them are building new home and others throwing out the garbage from the old nest. Every ants run fast to their work on the busy trails. After the settlement the ants moved in the old nest at the top of the tree immediately, and they start to throwing out the old larvaes and garbage from it. I didn’t record video from the settlement, because I have put them through almost one by one during an afternoon. It wasn’t too interesting for a video you can believe. An now let’s see the freshly building new nest. One day after the settlement some ants gathered spectacularly between the roots. At that time we could guess what they planning, and a few times later the first strings just appear. The ants just start to weaving their new nest. Catch their larvae in their mouth and working busy on the building operations, so they pass so much with the building on the first day! A few days later the new nest starts to equal to it’s final form. The walls became more stronger as the ants wave more and more layers on it. They use every kind of building material, this reason there are black and green threads in the walls which comes from the fake grass which covers the floor. Meanwhile they start to renew the old nest at the top of the tree. They have repaired the entrances, and they start to build together the nest with the wall of the cylinder. Can see well the fresh silks with brighter color than the old weaves. We can see inside the nest through the formicarium wall. There are many of workers and larvae working hard inside. That workers who don’t work, they guarding in a typical position on the most important strategy places. Sometimes we can notice winged males (drones) in the colony. The smallest, sloping tower still empty, because I give them food and water here. I put a test tube with full of water here, and they start to use it ardently. Hopefully they won’t drown in the open water, if this happens i have to find out another method for watering. There is a build in thermometer at the side of the formicarium. The back of the thermometer have to cover with grid, to avoid them to move inside it. Those areas where the ants feel the ventilation of the air, they try to discover new places. They stick out their antennae often through the dish to find out what is at the other side. A few workers waiting standby on the only door where no any escape-prevent oil around. But don’t worry, i never open this door. If they thirsty or hungry many workers start to raiding in their territory to find food or water. But of course their activity depends from the temperature and light also, in cooler temperature they goes inside the nest instead. And it seems they try to reach the lighter places – i think this could be some escaping instinct. It is such a catching sight, as these tiny insects organizing their society and living their everyday. We can admire them for hours, and can observe more and more interesting ant-things, but unfortunately our video is ending now, hope see you again next time! Don’t forget to like, subscribe and hit the 🔔 icon to get notifications for our new videos! 🙂

SCARY TRAP JAW ANTS! | Odontomachus Monticola

SCARY TRAP JAW ANTS! | Odontomachus Monticola


Hi guys is Anne’s Ants Britania and today, I’m going to be showing you my brand-new trap-jaw ant colony These girls originate from Southeast Asia and can be found in tropical rainforests nested under Deadwood or stones I Have attempted to recreate their environment by using sand Mixed with cocoa brick I have also added a small piece of dead wood Which are purchased from my local aquatic store? These girls also love their humidity, they love it so much that I have to keep the ground moist at all times But now let’s talk about the exciting stuff the ants themselves this type of trap door and is called a Don two matches Monte Cola and They can span a size of a whopping 13 millimeters The trapdoor mandibles open to a full 180 degrees and when it wants to it can close its jaws 2,300 times quicker than the blink of a human eye So I decided to Greet them with a little bit of honey water and as you can see here. This worker is loving it And after some time had passed a second worker arrived to enjoy the honey water as well And before you know it with the use of chemical communication More and more workers poured in to have a good old drink of the honey water Now I you can see these girls Honey water as you can see here sugar water, it feeds the many kinds of fruit I Sometimes feed my aunt’s tangerine juice like orange juice. I tried to freshly make it it’s always best fresh I Included a small clip in my aunt hibernation video on how to make this if you want to you can check that out But I think guys it’s time to feed them some protein and that means feeding them a cricket So I decided to start with a dead cricket, I know he’s jumping around, but that’s just his muscles spasming The ads quickly take interest in the cricket But this is swiftly disregarded and ignored So after some time had passed I decided to take the dead cricket out pour its leg off and Put the leg in to see if they would take any interest in the smaller piece of me After more time had passed I just will what the hell and I decided to put and live cricket in And as you can see here the trapdoor and goes straight to the live cricket you can also see her snapping down with her large jaws and stinging repeatedly with that deadly stinger Now the sting will paralyze the cricket The ad will wait for it to be paralyzed and will proceed to take it back to the nest to be eaten alive So guys after a week had passed the trap-jaw ant’s had dug themselves a nice little hole in the substrate I Had to change their former carry around a little bit because the wood the dead wood that I had put inside the nesting area had got a little bit rotten and started having fungus and mold grow on it and I decided to add some rainforest substrate which contains a lot of bark soil and little bits of dead wood this is especially great because the ants originated from a rainforest environment After spreading all the rainforest substrate around their nest without getting bit I decided to add a small piece of fake foliage a small fake fern and I decided to Apply some water to soak into the bark and Recreate that naturalistic effect of their small environment here So guys the ads are doing really well now they they’ve settled in really well since I got them I’ll feed them honey water Every day give them a cricket or two every single day, and they take it they Have got very large appetite considering. They are very large ants I’ve seen a few the workers running around with eggs and llamas so I can’t wait to see The kind of next generation of ants and I can’t wait to do another video and update video on how he’s going to getting on Of course I didn’t catch these guys in the world here in the UK I had to buy them online and I bought them from an ant store called British ants calm So if you want to check them out, I’ll leave a link in the description below But now guys it’s time to announce a winner from last week’s competition if you did watch last week’s video it was a video a tutorial on how to build a Plaster form of carrion for under 20 pounds that’s under about 25 dollars for you guys in the US So be sure to give that a check out. I’ll leave the that link in the description below and Our winner is Henry maravilla the gray gave a great description of laziest Alania s’ so Henry if you’re watching this be sure to contact me on my email. You’ll find my email in the description below So there is guys. I hope you enjoyed this brief video showing my brand new trap-jaw ant’s As you can see in the background here. I’ve got a small recording of a Tiny laziest knowledge colony I recorded in the while this was recorded on my Instagram page So if you’ve got some time be sure to head over there and give us a follow To keep up with any kind of right behind the scenes or any Updates that I may have and if you’ve got a little bit extra time be sure to check out the old Facebook as well But other than that guys. Thank you for watching if you’re new here be sure to click the blue and to see more of my videos and Hit subscribe button to join the colony have a great weekend guys, and I will see you next week

101 Dalmatians The Series Lord of the Termites  Episode 39 – Pink Fish

101 Dalmatians The Series Lord of the Termites Episode 39 – Pink Fish


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Hogyan nevelj hangyakolóniát – 3-6/B. rész

Hogyan nevelj hangyakolóniát – 3-6/B. rész


antsite.eu presents: How to raise an ant colony? – part: 3/B If the colony grows out the test tube, and it gets dirty, we possibly keep them in an open test tube. This is a “velvety tree ant” colony with hundreds of workers. Normally it’s a bad idea to open this test tube, but i show you a technique which we can use this time. Temporarily we can use a simple container box for it, but the best will be the formicarium – i will tell you later why. As first step we should put on some escape-prevent oil to the top of the container. This will prevent the ants to run away. Oiling only a few, otherwise the oil will leak down, and the ants will stick in it. Put the colony into the container, and open the test tube carefully. Ants will flooding out immediately, but they can’t run out from the box. Much easy to feeding such a big colony in this box than in the test tube. Even the ants have more space, and they can react if someting goes wrong in the test tube. In a closed test tube the water can flooding the ants, but with this open test-tube keeping method the whole colony can escape out from the tube. Put tinfoil on a clean test tube setup. Put this into the box and the ants will moving into this one later from the old and dirty test tube. They do it because they feels the darker and cleaner test tube more safety and comfortable. We can hurry them if we tip them out from the test tube, but this species spray formic-acid during stress so we don’t want as many ants to be suicide. Carefully get out the wool-pieces. The ants find the honey immediately – they really need enough food now. Throw some cutted worms also to give them protein. You can see the workers not really successfull on the escap-prevent oil. They can’t walk on this oiled surface. Few days later the ants has moved to the new test tube, so we can get out the old one. But make sure to tip out all of the workers from it. If we check them closer, we can see they moved all the brood with eggs and larvae to the new test tube. So this is a really effective method for moving a colony. The ants did it themselves, we only has to give the ideal conditions for them. Now let’s see the detriments: The escape-prevent oil will disappear from the top of the container within a few weeks. It goes dry or the ants put some dust on it, or somehow fight themselves through. So time to time we should put some fresh oil on it, and could be a good idea to close the container with a cap. But now i have to say another problem! If the box hasn’t got enough ventilation the colony inside can be suicide during stress with their formic-acid, or can choke without enough fresh air. Better ventilation or some soil could help on this, but the best final solution if we keep the ants in a formicarium. In this the ventilation optimal for sure, and we can observe the nest much better than in a test tube. So if we have a bigger formicarium we can use the arena-part similarly like the container before. But first we have to close the nest-part to prevent the ants to move in too early. Then put the test tube in the arena-part. We can use test-tube holder to prevent the rolling. Now open the test tube and let the spotters out. We put the food in the arena not into the test tube anymore. Can feed in small bowls or just simply on the ground of the arena, because acrylic formicariums are easy to clean. We can put in different kind of foods, and we can learn the ants to find the food themselves everywhere in the arena. If the test tube gets dirty or goes dry we can put in a new, clean test tube near the old, and the ants can move themselves within some days. If they don’t want to move Just tip them out from the old test tube and let the new one inside the arena, so they have to move into the new one. But with this method we will loss some brood, because some of the eggs and larvae will stick into the test tube, so we have to put them back carefully with a brush. So better if the ants move themselves. Our colony number will raising because of the more space and more food. It could happen some weeks or some months later – depends of the species. When they have enough workers to find every food in the arena the ants are ready to move in the formicarium’s nest-part. Important to wait until they have enough workers, because if we let them in too early the colony could move in, but maybe they won’t have enough workers to go out searching for food. It could emerge a crisis in the colony because they don’t have enough food to grow workers, but even don’t have enough workers to find food. The recommend worker number to open the nest is different – depends of the species. It could around 30-50 workers with a smaller species, but with a bigger species maybe 20 can be enough. After we open the nest-part the spotters will scout their new territory. If they find it suitable the whole colony will move in. Sometimes needs days for the moving – it depends from the colony number. Bigger colonies has more workers so they find the new place faster and moves themselves faster. After that we only have to feed and drink the colony, so we can observe as they grow more and more workers, and our ant-society grows up slowly. Don’t forget to like and subscribe, and hit the bell 🔔 icon! Click for the next episode!

ASIAN JUMPING ANT | My NEW Harpegnathos Venator!

ASIAN JUMPING ANT | My NEW Harpegnathos Venator!


Hi guys, it’s Ants Britania I’m going to be showing you how to make a tropical formicarium for your ants we’re finally finished our tropical formicarium and If I don’t say so myself. I’m extremely happy with the way this has turned out So guys, I hope you’re doing well, and as you saw in our previous video We created this tropical formicarium and as promised We are going to be moving a tropical ant species into it as you can see from the title of the video We are going to be adding Harpegnathos Venator (Asian Jumping Ant) and we have the colony right here So let’s take a look at their behaviors and learn a little bit about them So guys this colony currently has around about three workers. Now there were 5 workers But unfortunately two workers sadly passed away So Harpegnathos Venator is an exotic ant from hot and humid regions like India, Southeast Asia and China It belongs to the ponerine family and as such has a sting that is used to immobilize prey or to defend from intruders similar to my trap-jaw ant’s These girls tend to feed on live insects such as crickets and don’t have any interest for sugars it is a large ant, around 10 to 12 millimeters long and the colonies can actually reach up to 200 workers as As true ponerine Ants, these ants have Queens, workers, worker gamergates and males gamergate is a worker that has also mated and replaced the queen in case she dies or is absent and the gamergate will start to lay eggs If she is mated. She will be able to produce new workers and the lights But if she is unmated she will only produce male alates These ants have strange social behavior They will actually fight among themselves for dominance as you can see here a worker bows in submissiveness This may be because her sister has a higher dominance within the colony Harpegnathos, similar to other ponerine ants are semi claustral Which means they will exit the nest to hunt for their prey during the founding stages These ants have large eyes and actually can percieve movement, light and shadows they are also Capable of jumping and in case of danger they may try to run away or jump away Right then it is time to move this colony into this tropical formicarium but before we do that we need to get this formicarium ready and as mentioned in my previous video I Was going to attach a hygrometer, which measures humidity in the nest which is definitely essential when keep in these ants because they require a humidity rating between 60 and 80 percent So this is you need to achieve this for the ants to thrive also I have added a heat mat underneath. Now I added a 7 watt komodo heat mat I’ll leave a link down below in the description if you want to check that out But I slid the heat mat underneath I’ve literally just done this so this nest is still warm I heated it to a temperature 26 degrees which is perfect for these kinds of ants I put the heat map mostly on this side of the nest Between 26 and 28 degrees and the other side will just be slightly cooler, so I’ll let the ants kind of decide But what site is best for them, and I have noticed these ants are Extremely good climbers now this top web container does have some vaseline around the edges and actually found out that they can climb from battling when it was on a vertical surface But I also found out that they can’t climb A horizontal surface so say for example on this list I would need to put vaseline on to the bottom of the lid So that if they did climb onto the pop-up lift the lid to escape if they would just drop down to the ground To prevent this I am going to use some metal mesh now. We’ve got the metal mesh Here is fine enough to keep the harvick natheless From escaping, but if I wanted to keep a colony like might say though I know that I probably in this from Karen with this match It would not be capable of holding them in that for material so I looked at the lid of this one carrier And I noticed it has three very large Holes because it’s intended for an aquarium So I’m of trying combined this lid with this mesh to make it hot big nut that’s safe Rather than going first step. I’ve kind of Gone through here so got my mesh. I measure on my lid here so the first kind of step is to just lay the mesh on top of the lid and As you can see here, I’ve kind of layered it flush with the edge of the lid And I kind of just want to keep this mesh in place so as you can see before I was just Weighing it down with these two bowls here, and I am going to use this permanent marker Where our plants cut it out for these holes? So let’s go ahead Alright guys, so I thought if you can see it properly. I’ll learn just one zoom in for you. I have marked out the Edge of this hole here, and I’ve kind of left about a centimeter gap So I have some room In this section you stick some silicone or some glue, and we’re gonna get some get some scissors And cut out one of our three holes here All right guys So we’ve cut out our Mesh part, so this would be glued onto here, and then the lid will be placed down this way So the mesh will be on the underside of the lid I’m going to go ahead and cut out the other two holes And we are finished guys so that is the last piece and let’s go ahead and try and glue these Cut out pieces of mesh onto our lid So I’m going to fill up this gap with glue and then hopefully stick down our mesh, so let’s give that frack So guys, this is the finished product, and I if I don’t say so myself I am quite proud that this will definitely prevent the half-pig novice from escaping let’s go and place the lid on the former carry on and get it ready for the release of our new ants Okay, right So now that we’ve made the lid and is ready to go the next step Getting this former carrier ready for the whole pig nathers is to put some Vaseline underneath the lip of the former carrier Right then we have our under layer of Vaseline in that is one of the most Important things to add when setting up a new film aquarium as most escape prevention kill course such as Vaseline at Wright flew on Will prevent your ads from escaping? Okay, so the next step for getting this boom carry ready is to add a little bit of moisture Now I haven’t actually watered this nest since I added the water in my previous video So I think it is a need of moisture just add that humidity which is required for these hands So guys to prepare for the whole pignut ops release We have cut some mesh to fit around the lid of our former carrier We have added some vaseline around the lip of the former carrier We have added some water, and we have added some heat water and heat will obviously create that humidity And they’ll also make the ground soft so the ants can dig into it so now is Time to release our half big necklace adds into our new crop corn for Meharry room, so let’s get this test tube in first and Let’s get them exploring She is cleaning herself isn’t she marvelous So guys after prepping the formic area and dropping yarns into it I have left them for about an hour in the dark with some warmth. Just to settle in and when I came back to inspect them I noticed something very Interesting going on in the former carrying right then so now that we’re taking a closer look at the former karyam I bet you can’t spot the ants when taking out the test tube and notice here that there is not a single ant In this test tube so that can only mean one thing it means that the ants have left their founding chamber the test tube and Have found a new home in our former karyam So that leads me to believe that these ants have actually dug a hole somewhere let’s zoom in to take a closer look We found one of the workers she is at the back and it appears She is moving some soil. I do wonder where the other workers have disappeared – oh Hold on It appears that one of our workers, it’s at the top of the tank fortunately She is deterred by the Vaseline here because they detect shadows quite well She appears to have taken shelter behind the hygrometer there So after looking around guys for the Queen. I can’t seem to Consummate she has buried herself in the soil substrate and Has started creating a chamber for herself? Having done a lot of research on these ants because they have the gamergate Kind of attitude it is possible to introduce two Separate colonies and have them join together To become one whole colony this can cause obviously some and arguments, and this will come in the form of kind of cow sting with these ants they all gels their mandibles together and That’s kind of how they rank their dominance They will overpower other ants of the colony, so in two weeks time so not our next video, but the video after that I will introduce a Foreign company to our new ants bitanga colony right here So that could be extremely interesting But next week’s video guys is going to be a Q&A video So I’ve never done anything like that before if you have any questions for next week’s video whether it be a question about myself whether it be a question about my aunt’s or My colonies anything it can be about anything, and I will try my utmost best to answer your questions But yes next week’s video will be a Q & A so that’s it guys that is the end of the video? So I obviously didn’t catch these ants in here in the UK I bought them from an online and store and that and store is British ants calm so obviously if you have some time be sure to go and check them out so guys be sure to hit that subscribe button to Join the colony and click the blue add to check out my videos and to see my channel For myself and my new hop Agnetha ants have a fantastic weekend and I’ll be seeing you next week CLA guys a Question about myself it was really a question Chloe so guy what can I say instead of so guys? Ok I do yeah. Oh god. I did you say so guys every time It fluff it So guys be sure to hit that sub

How to Build an Ant Nest #2 | Tropical Formicarium (Natural)

How to Build an Ant Nest #2 | Tropical Formicarium (Natural)


Hi guys is Ants Britania and today, I’m going to be showing you how to make a tropical formicarium for your ants. So guys, to make this formicarium you’re obviously going to need to buy a few bits and few bits of materials so I went to my local pet store and My local pet store is called pets at home. Some of you guys in the UK Might know might know the pet store. This is where I purchased this tank here. It only costs 15 pounds. It’s not too bad. It’s waterproof Which is a perfect or a tropical formicarium, because there’s gonna be a lot of humidity? And I am actually going to be creating a small kind of pond or lake in this formicarium. I also bought some substrate; some sand for the formicarium for the pond And I’ve also got some kind of soil leftover from when I did my trap jaw formicarium, I’ve also purchased a hygrometer I think that’s how you pronounce it but hygrometer basically measures humidity in the formicarium Which is essential when keeping tropical ants because you want to make sure you have the correct humidity Type of ant species that you have so yeah, I am went to my local garden center That’s basically where you can buy plants here in the UK and I don’t know the specific names for these plants But this is called a Fattonia, but I know Hopefully look quite nice in the tropical formicarium That I’m planning to make. I actually keep a couple of Fattonia’s in my house here And they are very strong and out of all the plants I’ve kept They tend to grow the quickest and they have to survived through everything. They are very tough plants I also purchased Some Gravel now the gravels in this kind of blue sieve here The gravel will came in a small kind of pack, it’s for aquariums, but it came in a small pack and I soaked the gravel in this container here over 24 hours overnight and in Some water and then I proceeded to rinse the gravel under some under some water this is just this is essentially just to get rid of any kind of dust that may be sitting on top or around the Gravel. You don’t really want that in Formicarium. You want the water as clear as possible And as clean as possible I’m also going to use some of this coco brick. I used, as you can see half is gone because I use half of it in my Trap Jaw ant formicarium So if you guys haven’t seen at my trap jaw ants, I’ll leave a link below in the description. I made a nice little video Showcasing their arrival, and how I kind of set up there formicarium If you guys are planning on keeping an exotic species of ant, that might be a good kind of starter video for you to watch But this will help you out if you want to create Your Tropical Formicarium. So guys, We’ll start by adding in our base layer of gravel Now this will hold the water quite well at the bottom of the tank because sometimes if you just put in Soil, or sand at the bottom And then add a lot of moisture it can create some kind of mold and compressed mud at the bottom of the tank which Smell rather bad, so don’t tend to one bone, so it’s good to create a smooth base layer of gravel Then I’m gonna lay over a small sheet of plastic which has a few holes in it. This will keep the rocks Separated from from the sand and the soil. It will keep most of it seperated from the sand and soil It will just allow a good separation of the substrates. I don’t really want any kind of sand or soil Slipping through the cracks and the robbers crack down mud at the bottom But let’s get cracking guys and let’s get creative Okay, let’s we’re gonna turn my here trying to do this now, but make it an absolutely met But I’m gonna try and make it try and just lay in this here at the bottom here Now as some people may know who have aquariums. I have like a little aquarium you can See behind me if you guys want to see a kind of video on my abrasion Just let me know in the comment that you want to see we shall confer as some people may know with aquariums you tend to Make the bottle too popular tank reasonably high and then you back the tank high and that makes the front of the tank where You put most visibility what though this creates like a sense of dip In the in the tank makes it look bigger than it actually is So I’m going to try The same process with my thumb carry minute. I will try and create the pot the front and the tank Which is usually hopefully be at the lowest point if I was part of the tank itself So guys I’ve created a kind of foundation layer This is about a centimeter deep so now I’m going to start shaping the graben of the land as to the landscape I want to create So guys I’ve got the back end of the tank saw in so where the pond is going I’m just gonna create a small opening for the front here Okay guys now all of our gravel in place where we want it So as you can see is a slight slant in the tank whether the back of the tank is a lot higher than The front of the tank and are created just in Semicircle at the front of the tank where st. Louis where I plan to create the small pond okay, guys next step I cut out some plastic from a Packet that was around some blue rolls That’s some toilet rolls, and I’m going to lay it it round over the top of most of this gravel Even the bottom of the pod just to separate the substrates try and make it Invisible around the sides because you don’t really want to see Bits of plastic around the side of the tank, so I’m gonna try and separate a little Now we’ve added in our plastic kind of sheeting over the top of our gravel Now I’m going to proceed with adding in the sand for the pond for the bottom the pond this will kind of give it a more on that fistic feel and Sand has really good filtration with a filter into the rocks quite well around the sides and everything so Let’s go ahead and add that I bought myself some Some desert sands. This is made by pets at home. It’s their own brand. It’s it’s not fine It’s quite quite a thick sound which is good as it means if the ants wish to move it about they can sometimes the problem is with fine sand it can get quite dusty and As sometimes struggled to walk on it the sound this is very good for all kinds of phone carriers because it has a great contrast to all colored kind of ants Unless they’re sand covered of course Okay, so I’ve got the sound now where I want it. Just around the basin of the pond and as you can see here I’ve placed the sand at the front of the tank right guys now. It’s time to add in our swim I’m going to add this around sand around the edges here, okay So we’re gonna be adding in some plants all first, so this is some house plant compost This is specific for these kind of like houseplants these kind of plants. I’m really putting in the formal karyam and This compost will have the required nutrients minerals for those plants to grow successfully if you guys are thinking about keeping Live plants in your former Carians be sure to get right so specific for your plan So guys I’ve added in all the plants all the I require and as you can see here. We’re not salon there where The back is a lot deeper Than the front this will obviously create some kind of debt In the form of areum’s I can’t really be showcased at the moment cuz we don’t have anything in the tank But now I’m just going to go ahead and add a little bit more sand just to cover up this plastic here So guys I’ve added in some more, Sam and it’s starting to look like a good foundation from former Carrie Amir it’s good to add a variety of substrate because then your hands can kind of choose as well as What temperature they like humidity they like they can also choose what? Material to build build into so here. I’ve kind of given them a good choice between quite a fine sand and quite Thick soil, so it’s completely up to them as to where they dig and build the nest now It’s time to add our plants into our small formal carry over here and I’m going to try and repeat the same kind of process And keep the smaller plants Towards the front or the foam cam and the large plants towards the back So let’s go ahead and add some bees plants it I don’t know the specific names of these plants if you do know the name of these plants to help people out it would be Fantastic if you wrote a comment in the comment section below just let people know what the plant is called alright Let’s add these plants in With a stomach by handing This to Tonio plan now I didn’t know it was called that I just literally looked at the label Of love well so to be good So guys I think we’re all done in all the plants and It’s starting to look like a naturalistic Tropical formic area and as you can see here. It looks absolutely beautiful So guys I’m extremely happy with the way things turned out so far So we kind of next step for me is to add some kind of rain forest litter and the top of the soil here To make a bit more naturalistic to the end, okay, so I’m going to use some EXO terror Rain forest substrate, hopefully give it that rain forest meal Right now we’ve got our All of our substrate layers. We’ve got our parabola We’ve got our plant soil We’ve got our sand through our pond And we’ve got our kind of rain forest litter on the surface of our soil here and of course We’ve got our plants so guys This is the complete foundation of our tropical form aquarium finished so all we need to add now is just a little bit of water and a little bit of heat to step and That’s humidity, and then we are all done, so let’s go ahead and add the water I’ve got my water and I’ve got this plastic kind of a cutout piece of plastic here of the container Which has a hole through the bottom of it I am basically gonna pour water into that small container, and it’s gonna flood down through the hole It’s just so I don’t disturb the substrate too much because if I obviously pour the soup bowl winter Into the form tab it might move the soil Makalu the plants around and make it Make it look a bit less attractive. So this is a good way or keep it on substrate where you want it Hopefully this doesn’t go horribly wrong, but we’re gonna find out Oh Maybe using the huge bowl is not good idea and we’ve back with you in two seconds with a smaller bowl Okay guys so I Managed to find this jug which is actually perfect for the kind of job that I need need to do Never use the wrong tools for the wrong jump obviously Lesson learned there by me So nice after adding in the last bit of water. We’re finally finished of tropical for Macario and for those say so myself are they extremely happy with the way this has turned out it is truly a recreation of a tropical environment So guys that is pretty much how to make a truck called former karyam? I? honestly, hope this video helped any Potential exotic and keepers out there My when I first started keeping in God’s hands I didn’t really have an idea of what to create what to put them in because obviously their environment is completely different to European environment, so if you’re living in Europe or like the UK like me It is always a great idea to create your own little tropical cell like this but if you’re thinking of creating a nest to be attached to this if you just wanna use it as an out well I Did make a new little video on how to create a plaster form karyam fast plus wind currents are usually really good. They have Good filtration, so the water will hydrate the net really well I’ll leave a link below in the description if you want to check out that plants in this video We can come in handy You wish to just make An additional nest for your aunt’s so guys all I need to do now in terms of this nest just add a heat map underneath I’m gonna add my hygrometer the AMIA which detects humidity good place on the glass and Bob’s your uncle and I’m finished it’s been a pleasure making it Home care of it here and a pleasure showing you guys how to make it. It’s not just been Me showing you guys how to make something I’ve learned if you think myself as well so that’s always great when you you learn something as well, so guys I upload videos every Single weekend. There’s no specific day or time But we can do compete might be dopants come up at any point in other weekend If you find yourself liking at this video be sure to hit that subscribe button Hit the belly button as well because that will notify you when my video has been uploaded for cause and next week We are going to be moving a tropical and species into this former area Now that will be revealed in next week’s videos so be sure to tune in for that I hope you enjoyed this video and have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next week And I also purchased a hygrometer to mention humidity in the air from Karen, which is essential if you want