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Ants S.A. 's ant journal

Post: # 31652Post AntsSA
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:14 am

I currently have:
A cardiocondyla colony with healthy brood. I am busy making a cement formicarium for them because they were found living in a cavity in a brick that was half buried. I hope this will resemble there natural environment more closely...

For their first meal I gave them some honey and the head of a grass hopper. I didn't see them drinking any honey but they dragged the grasshopper head into the nest for their larvae to feed off directly.

A lepisiota sp. living in a small wooden formicarium. They have about 45-55 workers, 1 queen and tons of brood. They love there honey :!:

4 messor queens . 3 of them have eggs. The forth I'm not sure about she is living in a tictac container filled with soil she has dug against the side but I cannot see very well through it because there are still patches of soil blocking my view.

2 tubes with atopomyrmex. One tube has 2 queens. The other 35. I want to see what happens with that. Neither tubes have laid eggs yet.

I have 2 more tubes with some or other species from the myrmicine subfamily. Any way I have 5 in one tube and 15 in the other. They only started laying eggs recently after a long wait, I caught them in April, they hibernated through the winter though none of the other wild ants did :?: :!:

Please give feed back
I will post some photos later on...
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Ants S.A. 's ant journal

Post: # 31660Post AntsSA
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:34 am

The Cardiocondya living in their brick
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The lepisiota colony. Look at the queen in the middle I love the mix of grey and black on her abdomen.
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These are the 2 atopomyrmex tubes.
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These are the myrmicine queens. Both groups have batch of eggs.
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Here are 2 of my messor sp. QUEENS they both have about 4 eggs.
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And here is a third messor queen. She has a much larger clutch than the others. She was trying to hide them from the light
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Unfortunately I couldn't get a clear photo of the digging messor queen. :(
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: Ants S.A. 's ant journal

Post: # 32379Post AntsSA
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:28 am



This a video update on all my queens. If you liked the video please subscribe. I only need 3 more to reach 100.
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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