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by Timmannen7
Tue May 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Is my formicarium ok for Myrmica Rubra?
Replies: 3
Views: 3160

Re: Is my formicarium ok for Myrmica Rubra?

they will accept more queens, you can catch queens in established colonies and put them in the outworld. My myrmica rubra colony has never rejected a queen. If i am correct the myrmica queens have a much shorter lifespan than other ant species so i would catch queens every summer. it dosen't matter ...
by Timmannen7
Sun May 10, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: Ytong formicarium for trap jaw ants
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Ytong formicarium for trap jaw ants

Hello,i plan on building a setup for my odontomachus monticola colony and and i wonder if anybody has some experience with moisture loving ants in ytong nest.
This is my first ytong formicarium and i want it to be able to hold moisture well for my ants. How often should i water the nest?
by Timmannen7
Wed May 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Odontomachus monticola founding
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Odontomachus monticola founding

I have a odontomachus monticola queen, she is in a testube filled with sand and she has a small chamber with a large batch of eggs and a pupae, one larvae was dumped outside and then eaten. She laid her first batch around Februari 15, ate all eggs exept two and one turned into a pupae about a month ...
by Timmannen7
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odontomachus founding
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Odontomachus founding

Update: i bought dubia roaches they are about 5mm smaller than the queen, i cut it in half and it moves around and still she show no intrest i it :( I also made a small outworld with a thin moist sandy substrate, it is like the AC testtube portal and she goes out and look up as if she wants to climb...
by Timmannen7
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Need help on Myrmicaria carinata
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Need help on Myrmicaria carinata

Hi! Myrmecia queens are semi claustral and require proteins, insects maybe mealworms or crickets but i recommend you gut load them before you feed them to get the max amout of protein out of them. I have no experience with myrmecia i have currently a odontomachus queen with no eggs that reject all f...
by Timmannen7
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Messor Barbarus hibernating queen
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: Messor Barbarus hibernating queen

Hi! your queen is hibernating and will start laying eggs when the hibernation is over, in most european species i think this is around march. Then you could feed her some protein in the form of seeds or maybe a chopped up mealworm. This will encourage egg laying. She probably ate the eggs if they ar...
by Timmannen7
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odontomachus founding
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Odontomachus founding

Nope i don't have, but i am going to try crickets or dubia roaches today and se if she just ain't hungry. She has rejected a few tiny fruit flies that i found yesterday (forgot to mention) 😏
I can se her in the sandy chamber close to The cotton.
by Timmannen7
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odontomachus founding
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Odontomachus founding

Thank you for giving me hope :) i have no experience with odontomachus and i know they are picky, but maybe should try a small semi killed cricket instead? She's currently in a testtube with sand i made a damp chamber for her closest to the cotton and she seem to like it! she comes out from the cham...
by Timmannen7
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Odontomachus founding
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Odontomachus founding

Hi im new to this forum, i have a odontomachus monticola queen that i got about 4 days ago, she is placed in a testtube with sand and moist. I am worried because she don't want to eat sugarwater,honey or even chopped up mealworms for protein. She has no eggs and this is why i am worried and i have n...