What environment?

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JackPayne
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What environment?

Post: # 20820Post JackPayne
Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 pm

Hey guys, I have 6 Iridomyrmyx queens and a pheidole queen, now I know that it'll be a while before I need to move them from their test tube setups, buuuuuuuut I would like to know what environments these two genus of ants prefer, I've been told that Iridomyrmyx like scrubland but I have caught both types of ants on footpaths, so Im not really sure what their best environment is.

this is for when I make my own natural setup.

I'm from Australia by the way

thanks.
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JackPayne
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Re: What environment?

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Tue May 09, 2017 1:09 am

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Re: What environment?

Post: # 20840Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 6:48 am

It depends on species often, although I wouldn't be surprised if they did best in that environment.
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Re: What environment?

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Tue May 09, 2017 3:39 pm

Ok thanks.
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JackPayne
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Re: What environment?

Post: # 20861Post JackPayne
Tue May 09, 2017 4:03 pm

What do you reckon about pheidole? Or is it the same, scrublands? I'm also thinking of making a more bushland terrarium for my ants, with a bit more green.
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Re: What environment?

Post: # 20863Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 4:09 pm

I don't personally know. Pheidole live everywhere from the tropics to the deserts. Understanding the surrounding area of the sidewalk where you caught her would be a start. ;)
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Re: What environment?

Post: # 20865Post JackPayne
Tue May 09, 2017 5:12 pm

Martialis wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 4:09 pm
I don't personally know. Pheidole live everywhere from the tropics to the deserts. Understanding the surrounding area of the sidewalk where you caught her would be a start. ;)
Ok thanks.
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