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Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:01 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

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Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:00 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

Yes, but ant keepers are able to fine tune and learn from their experience :)
I am in contact with two keepers of tgis species with colonies years old, with worker counts in the hundreds of thousands!

Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:50 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

I do not have any photos, but it was a soil nest. The humidity was kept perfectly for them in there

Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:29 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

Hey, I just got back to this. It turns out, the colony not doing well was being destroyed by mites. I never noticed or heard about mites beforehand, and suddenly I introduced the mites to the large colony. *facepalm*
All ants but 1 queen, covered in mites, have been wiped out.

Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

Before this event I didn't know how accepting of new colonies this species is. I just added them together, and they all got along immediately!

Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:17 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

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Re: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:17 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

I'll reply to myself, lol. I have been told by multiple sources that this species will reafily accept new queens on the spot. It's a go!

Carebara diversa Queen Introduction

 by AllALohn ¦  Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:42 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa Queen Introduction ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 1193

Hey all, I have 2 colonies of Carebara diversa. Both have 2 queens. I know this is a polygynous species, but I don't know how well they warm up to new queens being introduced. Basically, out of my colonies, 1 of the colonies is doing terribly. They cannot get brood past the larval stage, and numbers...

Re: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus)

 by AllALohn ¦  Mon May 15, 2017 3:04 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus) ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 893

Keep me updated man!! I'm starting to finally see some good brood piles, for the time being it looks like barely enough to keep up with old age. I'm hoping I can see some growth. It's weird to me that they don't accept much sugar, and I don't want to keep giving them repetetive sources of protein

Re: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus)

 by AllALohn ¦  Tue May 09, 2017 2:18 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus) ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 893

Edit: do you have photos or video of your setups? Thanks

Re: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus)

 by AllALohn ¦  Tue May 09, 2017 2:17 am ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus) ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 893

I keep this species and it's important to control the humidity and temperature to their liking. What you need to do is provide a gradient and let them chose the best. That's what I've always been told, but it's difficult making multiple conditions in a single nest piece. What I don't understand is ...

Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus)

 by AllALohn ¦  Mon May 08, 2017 7:24 pm ¦  Forum: General Ant Keeping ¦  Topic: Carebara diversa (Pheidologeton diversus) ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 893

Hey everyone, I am new to this forum but no novice to the hobby! I'll try and keep story time short but want to be specific to get the most accurate information possible. I am a 21 year old male from Midwestern United States. On my first attempt at importing this species, they died before arrival du...

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