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by BigBlueBlur
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Journey of my Trap Jaw Ant Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Journey of my Trap Jaw Ant Colony

Aguywithants wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:41 am
Is there a chunk of wood in the dirt?
No, it’s a piece of bark on top of the sand.
by BigBlueBlur
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Journey of my Trap Jaw Ant Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Journey of my Trap Jaw Ant Colony

We now have 4 workers!!! The colony has been growing really fast and I'm really happy about that. They have also started digging tunnels in the sand underneath the piece of bark beside the wall, you can see the pile to the right of the bark. It's probably because they were running out of room in the...
by BigBlueBlur
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Ant Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Do Odontomachus need to eat sugary foods all the time?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: 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 a...
by BigBlueBlur
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Journey of my Trap Jaw Ant Colony
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Journey of my Trap Jaw Ant Colony

Hello, This is my first legitimate try at keeping an ant colony and this is my journey. It started out at this forum post (https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=11563) if you want to see from the beginning. It has now been almost 2 months since I started taking care of her and now she ha...
by BigBlueBlur
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Trap Jaw Ant Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Trap Jaw Ant Setup

WE HAVE WORKERS!!!!!!! She finally produced her first worker about 4-5 days ago, (I think), and now she has a total of 2 workers! :o :P They have also covered the entrance with sand so that it comes to a funnel with only a little whole around the middle of it. My hard work has finally paid off. :D h...
by BigBlueBlur
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Trap Jaw Ant Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Trap Jaw Ant Setup

Update The plants aren’t looking so good but they are still alive, except for the one that was in the top right corner. But she hasn’t layed any eggs yet!!! :oops: I think the cotton in her tube has gone moldy but I’m not sure and I have a smaller second tube with water outside for her to move into....
by BigBlueBlur
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Trap Jaw Species Identification
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Trap Jaw Species Identification

Does anyone know what the specific genus of trap Jaw ant this is? http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/BigBlueBlur/CB30966E-40B9-40A4-B0DC-733E7E2513A9_zpsqabh4ijc.jpeg http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/BigBlueBlur/7540E559-FAA0-4685-8665-F85D3B207BE1_zpsqmb1ejzw.jpeg http://i36.photobucket.com...
by BigBlueBlur
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Trap Jaw Ant Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Trap Jaw Ant Setup

Update Week 2 I think she comes out mostly at night because I’ve seen her a couple times when I look into her container after the sun has gone down. She has also started piling sand from what I’m pretty sure is her test tube at the entrance of it. Pill bug not found http://i36.photobucket.com/albums...
by BigBlueBlur
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Trap Jaw Ant Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Trap Jaw Ant Setup

StormDancer wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:08 am
Haha, yes. I caught two trap jaw queens last year and several other species. None of them survived. It was my first time with them. This year I've had very few deaths. Didn't find trap jaws again though. So you're doing very well.
Thanks.
by BigBlueBlur
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Trap Jaw Ant Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Trap Jaw Ant Setup

The setup looks good to me, I cannot advise to the type of soil they like. As long as it's chemical free, no pesticides or fertilizers, I believe she'll do fine. With the tube buried she will likely stay inside of it until it is no longer suitable. I would not remove the tube to look at it, provide...