Preparing for hibernation
As winter draws closer here in Australia some of our ants are entering their hibernation phase. In the photo above you can see BETTY our second Myremecia fulvipes queen is readying her colony for hibernation.
They start to huddle together, have little to no eggs or brood and will remain in this state for a few months until the warmer weather appears.
We generally like to keep some sugars available during this time in case of a few workers that might awake early.
Today we are having a look at the range of honeycomb nests now being produced by Antworlds.
Here's a little formicarium from Brian Martell for an Australian ant keeper with a tighter budget.
Empire Of Ants has created a formicarium that seems to be effective, whilst also displaying a sense of class.
A new e-shop from Czech manufacturer, Happy Ant, makes purchasing a breeze.
For a considerably long time Antweb has been an incredible resource for those interested in ants. Now they've added a new exciting filter!
Recently we showed off Mark Newton's Formicarium he designed with internal lighting. Once again mark has been busy creating another. His newest creation is officially known as "The Ancient Temple of Formica".
Western Australia is a pretty special place. Hopefully WA ANTZ will help people there have a place to purchase live ants.
Proving again that keeping ants doesn't have to be expensive, we stumbled on this formicarium made from a soda bottle.