NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

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How should I name my new Atta Mexicana Queen?

The Atta Monarch
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The Aztec Queen
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Or something else! (Suggestions are appreciated)
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BlitzAnts
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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 37857Post BlitzAnts
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:47 pm

MY ATTA QUEEN JUST LAID AN EGG!

WHOOOOOOOO
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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 37881Post masterdkh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:53 pm

Wow, It's great it just laid an egg inside the caballitos hahaha. By now I have just two Attas left :cry:
My main videos where from AntsCanada ofcourse but I whatched some of "Hormigas en Casa", "Mundo hormigas", "Criando Hormigas" and "El Mundo de las Hormigas". There's also a forum in Spanish called http://www.lamarabunta.org/ Have you seen Ants Canda's video about leaf cutters? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA_3ul0drnQ There it shows one of the two ways people has this kind of ants. The other way apparently has the problem of the dump chambers which can eventually kill the fungus.

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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 37904Post BlitzAnts
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:48 am

i I just discovered something...


Or well, thought of something

Unless I want this colony to be a few workers strong, how do I connect the caballitos into a larger network?

Can a fungus be relocated?

How can I hydrate the fungus?

So yes.....

Some help here?

I’ll post a photograph of a caballito set up as well, hopefully some ideas will arrive
Housing two Camponotus Barbarus Queens!

Also FOUR Solenopsis xyloni Queens! (if you want to, check the journal!)

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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 37922Post BlitzAnts
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:51 pm

The images! (get those ideas flowing!)

https://imgur.com/a/6Q5EEnf
Housing two Camponotus Barbarus Queens!

Also FOUR Solenopsis xyloni Queens! (if you want to, check the journal!)

masterdkh
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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 37949Post masterdkh
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:03 pm

Look this video, that's the first way I told you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdGjTylrCFQ
The other way was justo to fill half of the aquarium with this dirt thats really "herby" (?) like the one found in the forest that has like little branches and stuff like that.
Also I've just found a scientific paper about the foundation of Atta mexicana colonies in the laboratory: http://www.socmexent.org/revista/folia/Num%2082/133-138.pdf

Maybe we should meet to discuss this stuff because it is to much.

PD: Sadly Another of my Atta died today, so I have just one left. Let's hope it makes it. Ant Love Forever.
PD2: my mail is jlrg1992@gmail.com if you want to send anything you find. Because I don't get any notification from the forum.

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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 37960Post BlitzAnts
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:32 pm

indeed, right now I am getting help with this problem, when we are done ill pm you and let you know
Housing two Camponotus Barbarus Queens!

Also FOUR Solenopsis xyloni Queens! (if you want to, check the journal!)

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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 38145Post BlitzAnts
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:03 pm

Oh oh

Today I checked in my queen, and i found that she had deepened the garden beyond where originally was the cotton, and now there is quite a bad smell (of the leaves rotting but not by the queen’s fungi think), what do I do???
Housing two Camponotus Barbarus Queens!

Also FOUR Solenopsis xyloni Queens! (if you want to, check the journal!)

masterdkh
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Re: NEW ATTA MEXICANA QUEEN HELP!

Post: # 38309Post masterdkh
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:48 pm

I think you should take out the leaves? Did you read the article I send you?
http://www.socmexent.org/revista/folia/Num%2082/133-138.pdf

My queens are death :(

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