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SYUTEO
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Need help on Myrmicaria carinata

Post: # 66117Post SYUTEO
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:45 am

A few days ago, i caught a Myrmicaria carinata queen(i believe its that species) and today she laid some eggs, so here i have a few questions about her care:
Are they semi or fully claustral? What temperature do i need to keep her in? Shall i try feeding her some honey? What do they eat (this is probably the dumbest question I'd asked)?
Hopefully someone who had kept this species will help me answer some of my questions. Thx
Keeping:
1 Polyrhachis sp queen
2 Odontoponera queens
2 Camponotus parius colonies
2 Camponotus sp colony
2 Camponotus irritans colony
1 Myrmicaria carinata queen
1 Carebara diversa queen
Are you amazed? :D

SYUTEO
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Location: Malaysia

Re: Need help on Myrmicaria carinata

Post: # 66366Post SYUTEO
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:08 am

She now has larvae about 10 of them, and she still has some eggs
Keeping:
1 Polyrhachis sp queen
2 Odontoponera queens
2 Camponotus parius colonies
2 Camponotus sp colony
2 Camponotus irritans colony
1 Myrmicaria carinata queen
1 Carebara diversa queen
Are you amazed? :D

Timmannen7
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Re: Need help on Myrmicaria carinata

Post: # 67321Post Timmannen7
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:10 am

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 food ;)
don't know prefered temperature i have a heating mat that get to about 25-28 celsius and i don't heat the entire setup.
-Tim, 18
Antkeeper since 2009 :ugeek:
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SYUTEO
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Re: Need help on Myrmicaria carinata

Post: # 67378Post SYUTEO
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:02 am

Timmannen7 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:10 am
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 food ;)
don't know prefered temperature i have a heating mat that get to about 25-28 celsius and i don't heat the entire setup.
Thanks but I'm actually here for myrmicaria, go to this page and have a look... :geek: Its a totally different species... :geek: https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Myrmicaria
Keeping:
1 Polyrhachis sp queen
2 Odontoponera queens
2 Camponotus parius colonies
2 Camponotus sp colony
2 Camponotus irritans colony
1 Myrmicaria carinata queen
1 Carebara diversa queen
Are you amazed? :D

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