Discuss keeping ants in here. Including what to feed them, hydration, development, disease and everything in between.
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By Spikeyols
#18947
What species do people reckon I should get now, also where from Or if anyone here has any species for sale, looking for something interesting, but under about 25 to 30 pounds, thinking about Manica Rubida.
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By ManicaLuca
#18950
Definitely one of my faves and the colony grows rapidly under good conditions.

Just make sure you get permission to keep this species from a parent or guardian as their sting shouldn't be taken lightly. Their sting gets stronger the larger and more mature the colony becomes.

The nursery ants react negatively to disturbance and light so try to ensure their feeding isn't disturbing the nesting area.

Otherwise they are pretty easy to keep provided their nest humidity is kept high and their outworld humidity and temperature somewhat lower. (Typical of alpine species).
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