Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

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Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 4954Post shaneant
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:58 pm

Log: 01.03.2016
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Now 6 year old colony.

Some photo's of queen and video of colony.
Red Messor barbarous queen
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videos of colony
Colony eating

Nest


Super Major's defensive stance

busy foraging arena.


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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 4955Post Ants4fun
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:09 pm

Nice pics!


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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 4957Post ooper01
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:53 am

Wow, incredible colony Shane! Will we get to see some video of your complete setup sometime soon? What is your estimate on the size of the colony?
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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 4958Post GriffinAnt
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:30 am

i also have the same ant, was wondering the temp you have them at and there set up to. i see u in uk like i am and with our weather etc am really intrested in ur set up as my queen which ive had since last sep is hard to keep at the right temp but now that i have a brand new heating system for my house ( as of yesterday) iam hopping i can get her to lay prober. she did lay last year but tube mishaps and near fatal drowings ended her eggs.

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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 4959Post shaneant
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:30 am

Colony size jumps up to over 1700 to end of summer then drops almost hath in winter to around 1000.

If set up was bigger thy could expand there size even more, But as there are, Thy been happy in there set up now
for almost 6 years and I did have to get a bigger nest as thy did have a population boom in there small starter nest
in just 3 months.

THis is there set up and I always keep nest dark and video was taken in Jan 2014 when I decided to then lay
there nest flat cos thy not good climbers if thy rush.



For 2 years now I layed there nest flat and it seems better for them.
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I keep a soft hand towel around there nest, So nest keeps warm all year around.
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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 4966Post shaneant
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:25 pm

Log: 03.03.2016
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More videos of colony.

Empire nest from 2014


End of winter Empire nest 03.03.2016


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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 5835Post shaneant
Tue May 17, 2016 7:43 pm

Log: 18.05.2016
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Thought I'd add a video of there nest of a small Amy of newborn cowl super majors plus queens having her wonder around nest :)

Enjoy.


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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 5837Post AntsRule
Tue May 17, 2016 7:50 pm

Great pics!
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Re: Shane's Messor barbarus. Rare Red morph queen pluse colony.

Post: # 5859Post ooper01
Wed May 18, 2016 8:54 am

I need to get a polymorphic species! Very cool!
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