Lepisiota capensis

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AntsSA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16285Post AntsSA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:11 am

The sugar society has now successfully raised 10 new cocoons,6 larvae enclosing, and 8 soon to be as long as 40-100 larvae (in multiple sizes) and 100-150 eggs

Image

This is an image of them
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16289Post AntsNewZealand
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:38 pm

Hi antsSA,

I hope your colony grow big and strong will be following along on here and also Youtube

AntsSA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16398Post AntsSA
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:06 pm

Thanks for letting me know
Really appreciate it.
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
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https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16466Post AntsSA
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:32 pm

http://m.imgur.com/a/EY5GU

This is two of the queens and big larvae
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16467Post Martialis
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:58 pm

amazing.
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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AntsSA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16551Post AntsSA
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:41 am

Mites mites mites my worst nightmare.
Sadly the sugar society has been infected by mites , not as bad as Mikey Bustos' golden empire though luckily for me. :roll: :( :cry: :cry:

Most I have seen on one worker is two. I don't care if they are good mites bad mites or any mites, I want them gone so I put two slices of lemon in their outfield it Will be a bummer to loose this colony.
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

AntsSA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16639Post AntsSA
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:24 pm

They love scrambled eggs and they don't usually swarm when they find food but this time after 5 minutes they were all over it
http://imgur.com/a/qNYBW
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

AntsSA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16913Post AntsSA
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:37 pm

Cocoon pile along with piles of eggs and larvae have started filling the first chamber of the nest...
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

Fulkol
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16916Post Fulkol
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:41 pm

Really like your custom made setups :) . How's been with the mites? Lemon didn't fully solve the problem for Mikey afaik, he had to move the whole colony to a larger area where they could dump waste and get rid of mites in the way they do in the nature(?)

Also how does the styrofoam working out? don't they chew through it/how moldy/dirty does it get?

Gl with the colony in the future as well :)

AntsSA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16945Post AntsSA
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:21 pm

Well they are coping well and now very few workers have mites and they do have sand in the outworld so they can bury their waste and mold is starting to grow on the wooden bottom, but I might have a nest 3D printed
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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