Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants

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Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants

Post: # 35403Post Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:07 pm

Hi all,

This is a page where you are more than welcome to post you knowledge of care for certain species. These species must be found in Australia, and you must be able to fill out most, if not all of the template. Also note that you must only post one template per one reply. Here is the template that you must follow (you are more than welcome to copy and paste):

Name Of Ant

General Facts
Founding Method -
Polygynous -
Polymorphic -

Care And Keeping
Aggressive -
Diet -
Nesting Materials -
Colony size -
Humidity -
Escape artists -
Nuptial flights -

Looks And Size Of Ants
Care level -
Worker Size -
Queen Size -
Colours -

Dangers
Bite -
Formic acid -
Sting -

Special Care / Other
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

Hitch3
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Re: Ant Care Sheets For Australian Ants

Post: # 35404Post Hitch3
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:35 pm

Iridomyrmex Bicknelli

General Facts
Founding Method - Fully Cluastral
Polygynous - No
Polymorphic - No
Care level - Easy At First, Hard As They Mature

Care And Keeping
Aggressive - A bit, depending on Colony age.
Diet - Crickets, Flies. Processed honey, pieces of fruit.
Nesting Materials - Usually in dirt, sometimes under a rock. DO NOT A GIVE YTONG NEST UNLESS THE INSIDE IS SMOOTH WITH NO HOLES. THEY TRY TO DIG IN THE HOLES BUT END UP DYING.
Colony size - 10 000 to 100 000
Humidity - Pretty dry, but some moisture.
Escape artists - Yes. Be sure to give big outworld and lots of food so they don’t try.
Nuptial flights - 3 times a year. Early to mid Spring, mid December to mid January, Early March.

Looks And Size Of Ants
Worker Size - Small
Queen Size - Medium
Colours - Black, slightly iridescent in sunlight, showing off a purply green and hints of red.

Dangers
Bite - Small but somewhat painful
Formic acid - None
Sting - None

Special Care / Other
They can be really hard to keep at mature colony’s, as they are constantly eating and trying to escape. Contain them with Baby Powder.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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