Messor Barbarus Formicarium Videos
New Formicarium Messor Barbarus Observation pics
First observations Lasius Niger
This is one of the commonest European species and is often especially evident at sites of human disturbance including towns & villages
Colonies around 10000 workers
Highly adaptable, queens work together to form colonies and they thrive in a big range of environment
I want to start up a new colony in a herbarium in which I regulate the environment. I want to find out to which extend my ants will shape their environment and how they will manage to grow the colony. It would be interesting to make a few different habitats and compare them with each other. I am not sure if I should interfere a lot in their behaviour though.
Apart from this I want to observe and research how the social bonds between ants and species in their surroundings (plants, insects, etc.) interact and coexist.
Process Ant II
MAIN QUESTION: HOW DO ANTS INTERACT WITH EACHOTHER AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT TO SHAPE THEIR COLONIES?