Odontomachus care

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Martialis
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20864Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 4:13 pm

A mixture that is just enough to get the talcum powder to stick to the container should be good. :)

Also, a bit of education, not to be rude. People really aren't allergic to ant bites, but rather to stings. Anything from the subfamilies Formicinae or Dolichoderinae should be safer for her (if she ever so wishes. ;)). What an unfortunate situation, though! An antkeeper and a person allergic to ants in the same house! Lol! :lol:
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

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Yestordsd287
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20866Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 6:28 pm

So a mixture of rubbing alcohol and talcum keep the ants from escaping. And srry for that mistake.
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Odontomachus Sp.
Brachymyrmex Sp.

Yestordsd287
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20867Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 6:33 pm

Oh can i feed my odontomachus a termite queen or better her workers?
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Odontomachus Sp.
Brachymyrmex Sp.

Martialis
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20868Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 6:35 pm

Yestordsd287 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Oh can i feed my odontomachus a termite queen or better her workers?
Yes, termites are very nutritious.
Yestordsd287 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 6:28 pm
So a mixture of rubbing alcohol and talcum keep the ants from escaping. And srry for that mistake.
No need to apologize. I was the one that brought it up. :)
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Yestordsd287
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20870Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 6:38 pm

Martialis wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Yestordsd287 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Oh can i feed my odontomachus a termite queen or better her workers?
Yes, termites are very nutritious.
Yestordsd287 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 6:28 pm
So a mixture of rubbing alcohol and talcum keep the ants from escaping. And srry for that mistake.
No need to apologize. I was the one that brought it up. :)
Ok so i wait for the termite queen to make some workers and then feed them to her. And the borders cover them with rubbing alcohol and talcum.
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Odontomachus Sp.
Brachymyrmex Sp.

xTNxANTMANx
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20877Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue May 09, 2017 6:57 pm

Yep, tho it's very easy to find wild termites. That's what I do at times then just stock up and freeze them.
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Yestordsd287
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Re: Odontomachus care

Post: # 20878Post Yestordsd287
Tue May 09, 2017 7:03 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Yep, tho it's very easy to find wild termites. That's what I do at times then just stock up and freeze them.
welp where i live its puring which means termites and ants.
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Odontomachus Sp.
Brachymyrmex Sp.

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