D BOX Nature Conservancy Council Attingham Park Shrewsbury Shropshire SY4 4TW Ansrnecr A simple technique is described for the successful translocation of anthills of the yellow meadow ant Lasius flaaas Over 30 anthills have been moved using this te ID: 35892 Download PdfTags :
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Field Studies A SIMPLE D. BOXNature Conservancy Council, SY4 4TWsimple technique is described for the successful of anthills of themeadow ant Over 30 anthills been moved using this nique and D. BoxA new method was devised in break-up of the anthill during was dug up with of the care being taken the hill intact. It was then through approximately 90' and in a wheel-which was resting its side next to the anthill being excavated. The wheelbarrowwas then the anthill upside down and it could then be easily the new site. The remaining soil, ants, and eggs from the underground of thewere then a second in the newly hole. The was then on top with the same alignment as it had used to move over with only collapses, to A couple were also to Stirchley 4 km the wheelbarrows on a lorry. It is that the soil was slightly damper than in 1984 and thisof the to collapse the move.in August and were all found to contain ants. The was moved in the initial 1984 experiment, and which hadthe move, was now 30 cm small offshoot.of anthills successfully attemptedfor example, and L.niger using a sheer The flexibility of the with the success inanthills in a lorry, suggest the technique has a wideboth experimental as well as species conservation on a local am indebted my old the Telford a Manpower at Stirchley Centre in Telford. would like thank Richard Ray Barrett I am to Dr M. v. Brianboth during and on this of the Insects of the Britkh Isles. Part 5. Hymenoptera-Formicidae.of Terrestrial G. W. An experimental on the distribution of heathland of Animal of nest-mounds the ant Lasiusflaz,n;s in a habitatalso L. Animal Ecology,38r747-7 c. A., Pecxneru, R., TnuriueN, I. c., c., p. H., pnnnrNc, F. H. of the for Nature Sttr', E. and Allied of rhe British R. W., R. and $7ILLrs, New Town: and conservarion. Field Studies. 6. 589-616.