Create a thread and post info, pictures and images about the life of your colony/colonies :D.
Not talking from experience here but Jon keeps/kept this species so should be able to shed more light on their keeping requirements. As far as I'm aware, these ants eat a lot of insects and need the protein for the brood development. They are a Queen-less species with a gamergate instead. I've seen ...
How are they doing with the leaves of the Calamondin plant? Do they wilt as quickly?
Any chance of getting these on AntKit? :-D Unlikely as these ants are extremely sensitive to shipping. Never say never Leafcutter. I didn't say 'never', just that it is unlikely to happen. Unless you can prove otherwise and will have Dinomyrmex gigas for sale any time soon? And if so they will most...
Support the original developers and manufacturers. If you can't afford the product, don't buy it at all or save for it. You are doing the original manufacturer a great favor and dont support slave Labour, we all know under which conditions people have to work in China. I am in strong agreement with...
Yes, these are the species I have kept :).
Oecophylla smaragdina (Asian)
Oecophylla smaragdina (Australian)
There's probably a few that I've missed.
Spikeyols wrote:@Leafcutter, its for colonies with 1-15 workers, they wont be able to kill them.
You should read the Journal :-) I know they're not harvester ants, I'm just making fun of their habit to store massive amounts of food in their tube (like harvester ants do with their seeds) :wacky: Haha! I had a quick scan of the original posts but missed that part :D. No wonder nobody mentioned t...
Is this species Camponotus barbaricus? If so, as far as I know, they are not harvester ants.
Ha ha! I'll make a practice thread and you can have a go at identifying the ant species. You can use any resources available such as books, ant keys etc.
jonthefish wrote:Yes, like a few other species of Camponotus, they look wicked when their abdomens are well expanded.
You and your tagging haha!
The shape of the thorax does suggest Polyrhachis spp. but we need close up pictures for a complete ID.
The thing with Polyrhachis ants is that they aren't too fussed with humidity and they nest in all sorts of things, paper, wood shavings, dead leaves etc...
Hi all thanks for all the advice, the deal has fallen througe anyway, but just beacuse I am 13 does not mean i am ill suited to keep them, maybe a tad financially, but i keep over 14 difffrent species of ants ranging from solonopsis to messor and camponotus, I belive that I could look after this sp...
Lol. That's how observant we antkeepers are, too much concentration on the actual ants themselves nothing else :D.
I don't think anyone sells Leptogenys.
It shouldn't be a problem as there are many larvae. If the ants are still developing at a steady rate, it might be a good idea not to hibernate.
As soon as they build a nest the leaves start to die, since I've had them they must have made 10-15 nests. That is odd, I think there may be an issue with conditions for the plant as mine didn't do this. Leaves did die rarely, but that was when they had constant light beaming on the plant all the t...
Wow, the Pachira tree looks very damaged, I personally had little problems using Pachira.
OTHER wrote:Nice! Where did you get these? Would love to obtain a colony myself!
Looks good, just make sure that you clean the leaves as much as possible to get rid of the pesticides. Also email the seller to ask if the pesticides used are systemic or not?
There's no "correct" way. I just put a teaspoon of sugar in a glass and pour hot water in to dissolve the sugar, that's it. As long as you aren't concentrating the sugar water so it becomes gloopy, you'll be fine.
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