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by Puncarlol
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Do Odontomachus need to eat sugary foods all the time?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Do Odontomachus need to eat sugary foods all the time?

Hi there, Im raising a queen of odontomachus and another one of ectattoma ants which are semi claustral and I know they are very tricky to care for but I accepted the challenge regardless of the difficulty. The odontomachus has a lot of eggs which she carries with her jaws and i feed her (as well as...
by Puncarlol
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Live feeding vs. dead feeding
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Live feeding vs. dead feeding

Sorry cheeta but I think you missed his point. For what I have read and watched on ants, yes some do prefer to hunt living food. AC's YouTube has a species on ants who's name I forgot but we have called the black panthers who love to hunt to the point they are always hunting the spring tails even w...
by Puncarlol
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Semi clostrual queens more interested in fruit and honey over protein foods.
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Semi clostrual queens more interested in fruit and honey over protein foods.

AntnoobSG wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:55 am
My trapjaw (semi clustral) only eats protein
What proteins do you feed your odontomachus with?
by Puncarlol
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Trapjaw Help
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Trapjaw Help

I hope this helps. I have an ectatomma ant and it has a lot of similarities to those of the odontomachus when in comes to feeding habits. What I've tried is to keep her in a warm environment, enclosed and with different types of proteins. They are veeerrryy picky with food so if you feed them mealwo...
by Puncarlol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Changing from test tube to ytong nest
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Changing from test tube to ytong nest

I don't know mate, but to me it looks so overcrowded that it discourages the poor little queen to even take a peek outside the test tube. I would use less materials and just let her go with the flow. One question, is she all by herself of does she have some offspring? Usually when they are lone quee...
by Puncarlol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Pheidole Sp. Habitat
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Man that terrarium looks so cool! Thats what I want to build when my colony has enough brood. I have just received my pheidole praeusta queen (specie from South America where I'm based atm) but so far she has just layed eggs.

Mind if I ask how many workers do you have?
by Puncarlol
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Do queens in their founding stage need oxygen?
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Do queens in their founding stage need oxygen?

Long story short, yes. But because I love biology I excluded way too much info below. You can skip it but it may be cool. They are using oxygen for sure, however (and I say all of this as a seasoned biologist but novice antkeeper) there are a few things to consider: 1) All eukaryotes use oxygen. In...
by Puncarlol
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Adoption of ants
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Adoption of ants

That could be a possibility however I feel like a criminal for abandoning thw old colony. I have tried it already but the workers try to sting thw new queen so I removed her immediately.
by Puncarlol
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Crematogaster is the first type of ant I've ever had and I love the fact that they have a heart shaped gaster that they wiggle to communicate stuff to others in the colony.
by Puncarlol
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My First Colony
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: My First Colony

hey good to see you getting into the hobby. i suggest camponotus as there slow growers are adaptable to cold weather, and easy to care for (plus there poliginus meaning they have multiple shapes and sizes) they also dont get out or attempt to get out as much. i suggest you read hitch3's camponotus ...