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by Mudcat
Fri May 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Predator in the tank
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Predator in the tank

So it’s coming into winter here in Australia, up to about two weeks ago my pheidole colony was doing great, queen, eggs, baby ants, big heads the whole lot! I keep the colony in a big planted terrarium with springtails and isopods. Occasionally I forage bugs for feeding and add bark and gum nuts to ...
by Mudcat
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Adding wild ants to ant colony
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Adding wild ants to ant colony

Thanks for the input and advice ants friends. I am not 100% sure they are the same. But they look identical. Unfortunately the question wasn’t hypothetical because I am hasty in my approach to most things. So far everyone is still alive. That I can see above ground, I have not a clue what is happeni...
by Mudcat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Adding wild ants to ant colony
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Adding wild ants to ant colony

Hello ant friends, I have a small colony of phiedole ants queen + 15 workers and have noticed that outside I have wild phiedole ants doing there thing, Can I add wild phiedole workers to the colony or will it be a war til death? It seems logical to me but I am inexperienced and potentially naive to ...
by Mudcat
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Can you have too many springtails?
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Can you have too many springtails?

Hello all, I’m from Sydney and a beginner. After many hours of watching AntsCanada, ants Australia and all the other ants YouTube channels I decided that this would be my new hobby. A week ago I set up a vivarium in a old aquarium 46L tank. I believe the climate is perfect for springtails and there ...