Do brachymyrmex dig?

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Theantguy13
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Do brachymyrmex dig?

Post: # 15586Post Theantguy13
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:52 pm

So for Xmas my grandparents got me a standard vertical ant farm in which you fill with dirt/sand and water. I was thinking I could provide food on top of the sand and water as usual, the only thing is, I only have two colonies that I need to put into formicaria (but not for awhile) 1 being a brachymyrmex sp. The other being a pogonomyrmex rugosus, which im pretty sure is infertile, at least for normal workers. So my question is, do brachymyrmex dig? I mean I know all ants dig but only some are very elaborate diggers... *cough* pogonomyrmex *cough*.
There are more ants on the planet than humans.
I'm wondering what the dominant species really is... :o

My ant queens still founding a colony:
Solenopsis Species (1)
Possible Pogonomyrmex species
My ant colonies:

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Re: Do brachymyrmex dig?

Post: # 15587Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:10 pm

The only way to tell if a queen is infertile is if she raises brood that turn out to be males.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: Do brachymyrmex dig?

Post: # 15590Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:44 pm

Brachymyrmex might prefer not to dig into sand, because of their small size. Pogonomyrmex (the ants these things are designed for) are pretty large, so I don't know how fine the sand is.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: Do brachymyrmex dig?

Post: # 15636Post Theantguy13
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:20 am

What about dirt?
There are more ants on the planet than humans.
I'm wondering what the dominant species really is... :o

My ant queens still founding a colony:
Solenopsis Species (1)
Possible Pogonomyrmex species
My ant colonies:

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