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Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 39518Post antscanada
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 am

Greetings ACAF,

I am posting to reach out to anyone who has experience with Carebara diversa. They are notoriously difficult to keep and sadly as some of you may know, I lost a colony in the past.

If I were willing to try again, is there anyone out there who has managed to keep them over a long term, e.g. over a year? If so, please email me as I have some questions.

mikey@AntsCanada.com

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Re: Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 39521Post AntsLuxembourg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:08 am

You've got mails Mikey. :D
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony. After the research you can still go and fetsh a colony from one of your local GAN-Farmers.

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1 Lasius Niger Colony

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Re: Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 39684Post JustCliff
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:15 am

Just read a little about these, sounds like they have an interesting hunting/foraging technique in the wild! Would it even be capable to have an out-world that allowed for their "trunk trails"?

Hope you find the info you need so you have the confidence to keep these again, I'd like to see one of those new 4k videos of them down the road. :lol: :geek:
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Post: # 39691Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:52 am

I gave him all the informations of a german antstore who got them in their cataloge but I also had to translate it for him.It should give him a lot of informations but sadly I haven't recieved an answer yet. :/
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony. After the research you can still go and fetsh a colony from one of your local GAN-Farmers.

My current colonies:
1 Lasius Niger Colony

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Re: Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 41772Post carebaradivesa
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:11 am

I've successfully kept Carebara Diversa and other subspecies of Carebara for many years. They are prolific and actually very easy to care for once you understand their requirements & weaknesses.

My main colony is in the hundreds of thousands (ir not, millions) and has produced thousands of alates- I have alates flying every other night. I have also given away many founding queens and colonies to the local community in Singapore.

My experiences are recorded in my blog: https://www.carebaradivesa.com. I hope it is a useful aid to those wanting to keep this amazing species.

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Post: # 41773Post AntsLuxembourg
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 am

Wow having someone here with a whole blog about this species is quite helpful. I think that AntsCanada now will have all the informations he need. At least if he checks his forum regularly. :P
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony. After the research you can still go and fetsh a colony from one of your local GAN-Farmers.

My current colonies:
1 Lasius Niger Colony

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Re: Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 41796Post JustCliff
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:00 am

Only briefly looked at your blog, it's impressive :lol:
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Brachymyrmex Depilis

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Re: Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 47489Post AntsDakota
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm

AntsCanada wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 am
Greetings ACAF,

I am posting to reach out to anyone who has experience with Carebara diversa. They are notoriously difficult to keep and sadly as some of you may know, I lost a colony in the past.

If I were willing to try again, is there anyone out there who has managed to keep them over a long term, e.g. over a year? If so, please email me as I have some questions.

mikey@AntsCanada.com

Thank you! Ant love forever!
So does this mean that the Titans are coming back too? :)
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Re: Help Needed For Carebara diversa Care

Post: # 47490Post AntsDakota
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:15 pm

carebaradivesa wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:11 am
I've successfully kept Carebara Diversa and other subspecies of Carebara for many years. They are prolific and actually very easy to care for once you understand their requirements & weaknesses.

My main colony is in the hundreds of thousands (ir not, millions) and has produced thousands of alates- I have alates flying every other night. I have also given away many founding queens and colonies to the local community in Singapore.

My experiences are recorded in my blog: https://www.carebaradivesa.com. I hope it is a useful aid to those wanting to keep this amazing species.
Cool website. I wish they lived in SD now. :(
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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