Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

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Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Post: # 66528Post ShadowNova
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 am

Just purchased a Myrmecia Pyriformis Queen, I'm aware of their very powerful sting and agression. I was wondering if I could get any tips on successfully looking after this ant species, as I know they require a lot of time and patience. Is it best to cover the outworld and keep her in the dark or cover the test tube and let her wander around outside when she wants to? I have plans of having a water and Nectar feeders in the setup to limit disturbing her. Anything else I should prepare for? Any help will be useful.

P.S. I have also recently found a Queen Myrmecia Chrysogaster, so I'm assuming the same requirements apply.

Cheers, ShadowNova
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Re: Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Post: # 66638Post itsmenog
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 pm

I'd keep the test tube covered in the outworld, and not worry about covering the outworld. Just try and disturb her as little as possible and keep the proteins up.

Do you have any pics of your Myrmecia chrysogaster queen? That's a really nice species.

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Re: Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Post: # 67318Post mrPolant
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:18 am

Man I would move to Australia just for the ants:PPPPP
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Re: Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Post: # 69011Post AntsKL
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:09 am

Me too lol :lol:
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Re: Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Post: # 69440Post myrmecia
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:57 am

I have a myrmecia brevinoda queen, and she,s awesome :D

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Re: Myrmecia Pyriformis Help!

Post: # 69470Post myrmecia
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:13 pm

For my first myrmecia I used a founding Formicarium from ausants

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