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AntsTexas
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Pseudomymex Care

Post: # 21113Post AntsTexas
Fri May 12, 2017 5:58 pm

I have recently acquired a colony of pseudomyrmex, there's about 6 workers and one Queen. I'm not able to find much information about them online, so I would appreciate it if anyone could let me know absolutely anything they know about them. All I know is that they have a good grip and prefer to nest in twigs/wood.
Keeper of:
Solenopsis invicta
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Tapinoma melanocephalum
Pogonomrymex barbatus
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Pogonomrymex rugosus
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Anything that isn't a fire ant...

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Re: Pseudomymex Care

Post: # 21116Post Batspiderfish
Fri May 12, 2017 6:24 pm

I would give them a test tube setup plugged with cotton and a little piece of airline tubing as the nest entrance. That should keep them happy. When in doubt, try Drosophila.
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AntsTexas
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Re: Pseudomymex Care

Post: # 21119Post AntsTexas
Fri May 12, 2017 9:08 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 6:24 pm
I would give them a test tube setup plugged with cotton and a little piece of airline tubing as the nest entrance. That should keep them happy. When in doubt, try Drosophila.
I actually moved them into a natural nest with a flower for nectar, because I found a hollow palm branch that's kind of like a test tube. I think they will like it, if not I kept their founding test tube in there.
Keeper of:
Solenopsis invicta
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Tapinoma melanocephalum
Pogonomrymex barbatus
Looking for:
Pogonomrymex rugosus
Atta texana
Anything that isn't a fire ant...

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