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Care for Nylanderia?

Post: # 20781Post BleedingRaindrops
Mon May 08, 2017 5:51 am

I recently caught some Nylanderia queens (and have several eggs from some of them) so I am trying to find care references for this ant, but I'm coming up blank. I am seeing that they are related to paratrechina longicornis, so perhaps I can simply treat them as such? Does anyone have experience with this genus who can help me?
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Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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Re: Care for Nylanderia?

Post: # 21285Post AntsSA
Wed May 17, 2017 9:24 am

Put her in a testube setup and feed her when she gets workers
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Cardiocondyla sp.
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Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Care for Nylanderia?

Post: # 33550Post TheAntiAnt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:53 am

Its a bit old, but information on nylanderia is pretty spotty at best so I wondering how your nylanderians are coming along? I was also trying to figure out whether the queen's were fully claustral or semi, so I was wondering if SA was right? Have you located a solid care sheet? I'm also wondering about temp ranges for nest and outworlds?

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Re: Care for Nylanderia?

Post: # 33551Post PTasker15
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am

I Had Nylanderia Vulva
  • They HATE LIGHT
    They LOVE Honey
    Take A While To Get Workers
    Are Hard To Keep In A Test Tube That's Too Big
Colonies:
7 S.Invicta
3 Pheidole Pallidula
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
Founding:
1 T.Binacaruim
2 C.Ashmeadi
20+ S.Invicta
1 P.Gracciles
2 Solenopsis Ricthetri(1 Pure,1 Cross Ricteri x Invicta)
Almost A Year Of Ant Keeping :o

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Re: Care for Nylanderia?

Post: # 33559Post TheAntiAnt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:51 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
I Had Nylanderia Vulva
  • They HATE LIGHT
    They LOVE Honey
    Take A While To Get Workers
    Are Hard To Keep In A Test Tube That's Too Big
Hi Ptasker,

Did you mean fulva? that species is seen allot in the USA I believe.
I'm in Australia, not sure if Fulva has ever been seen here.

To be honest with you, Fulva is the easiest species to find data on, but apart from that information, other species within the genus is difficult to obtain. With that said the information given is probably a fair approach to most in the nylanderia genus.

always nice to know species specifics or at least Australian specific species etc. Thanks for reply.

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Re: Care for Nylanderia?

Post: # 33565Post PTasker15
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:55 pm

TheAntiAnt wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:51 pm
PTasker15 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 am
I Had Nylanderia Vulva
  • They HATE LIGHT
    They LOVE Honey
    Take A While To Get Workers
    Are Hard To Keep In A Test Tube That's Too Big
Hi Ptasker,

Did you mean fulva? that species is seen allot in the USA I believe.
I'm in Australia, not sure if Fulva has ever been seen here.

To be honest with you, Fulva is the easiest species to find data on, but apart from that information, other species within the genus is difficult to obtain. With that said the information given is probably a fair approach to most in the nylanderia genus.

always nice to know species specifics or at least Australian specific species etc. Thanks for reply.
Yes I Do Mean Fulva My Phone Corrected To Vulva
Colonies:
7 S.Invicta
3 Pheidole Pallidula
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
Founding:
1 T.Binacaruim
2 C.Ashmeadi
20+ S.Invicta
1 P.Gracciles
2 Solenopsis Ricthetri(1 Pure,1 Cross Ricteri x Invicta)
Almost A Year Of Ant Keeping :o

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