I've been testing some electric fences for these ants, unfortunetly they dont work very well, I tested it on 5 ants, 4 workers and 1 soldier, initially the workers fell off the fence, but after a few attempts, 3 of the workers fell and appeared to be paralyised, and eventually died, the other one was able to run accross easily, the solider spent a few minutes on the fence, in a very bad mood, constantly biteing at the air....so this isnt going to work!"
On top of this, I have smashed the lid for the farm! OMG. so now I have a major problem, there is no way i can make a secure lid for the farm, so my colony is doomed
no point getting a new queen as I wont be able to secure them, so I'm going to go for a diffrent species, a big aggresive ant from south america, as I will be able to make a simple lid to secure the setup
will give these Pheidologeton another go later in the year i think
very sad this worked out the way it did, they where luvly ants
I'm really not having much luck this year!!!!