Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

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Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

Post: # 31168Post ProfessorMoHnK
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:23 pm

I aparrantly cought a semiclausteral myrmica queen.
I today gave her a tothpick tip full of sugar into her testtube, but Im unsure how often I need to do that and especially if there is a way to raise her without having to open her tube every time to feed.
Any advise is helpfull. It's my first try ever, Thank you!

Moritz

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Re: Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

Post: # 31173Post YSTheAnt
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:42 pm

If I were you, I would put her test tube in an outworld of some sort, cover half of it up to let her choose how much light she wants, and line the outworld with a barrier (vaseline, fluon, etc.), then drop in her food there. Good luck!
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Re: Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

Post: # 31174Post ProfessorMoHnK
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:53 pm

Thank you!
dou you think babypowder and rubbingalcohol is a good enough barier?
also, do you have any ide what or how much I could feed her?

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Re: Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

Post: # 31205Post Batspiderfish
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:11 am

I would offer sugary liquid and a frozen Drosophila fly every few days. I'm currently keeping four young colonies from this genus.
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Re: Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

Post: # 31210Post ProfessorMoHnK
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:03 am

So I just ran out to get what I think is necesrry to create a setup.
Here's my plan:
I gut a small aquarium tank ( 30x20x20 cm) in which I will place the papertowl covered testtube (for darknes) with a short drinkind straw as exit and babypowder as barrier.
I got mehlworms for food, which I froze to be able to seperate them into pieces and feed the queen.

Any ideas how i could improove the setup?

Moritz

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Re: Semiclausteral Myrmica queen

Post: # 31216Post ProfessorMoHnK
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:49 am

addition:
I covered most of the setup with a cardbordbox my "outworld" got sold in.
When I placed her in the outworld she soon exited through the straw, ran around the outword (although ignoring the honey and a worm I found in a pair half an hour ago) and returned into the testube on her own.

Is that good or bad? :shock:

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