Pheidole Sp. Habitat

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Tiankaden
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Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 48116Post Tiankaden
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:12 am

So ive done some research, and species of pheidole live in harsh conditions like the Sonoran Desert, but at the same time they are living in my garden and my driveway pavement. So I made a all-in-one formicarium in a fish tank (60cm long x 35cm wide x 35cm tall).
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with a obvious desert theme, with a layer of pebbles for drainage, a large layer of soil for them to house themselves in and a layer of sand on top with cacti and succulent vegetation.

I was wondering whether or not this is suitable for Pheidole Sp. to move into and if they would like the size?

Thank you in advance
Established Colonies:
- 1x Pheidole Sp.
- 2x Camponotus Sp.

AntsDakota
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Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 48447Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:19 pm

Pics aren't working.
"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

Tiankaden
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Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 48487Post Tiankaden
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:49 am

Thank you for letting me know :)
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this is the image of my formicarium i tried to post
Established Colonies:
- 1x Pheidole Sp.
- 2x Camponotus Sp.

AntsDakota
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Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 48873Post AntsDakota
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:58 pm

Nice. I think they'll love it.
"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

ltsnazzy
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Location: NL

Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 48886Post ltsnazzy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:16 pm

Now I am no expert but I suggest when moving them in to moisten the red sand so they can dig true it and not have the tunnels collapse.
But I am sure the ants will enjoy the setup.

Tiankaden
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Location: Queensland

Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 49630Post Tiankaden
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:10 pm

Awesome, i appreciate the feedback
Established Colonies:
- 1x Pheidole Sp.
- 2x Camponotus Sp.

Hunter36o
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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 49662Post Hunter36o
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:18 am

I am coming to your house and stealing this. It is absolutely beautiful. Heck I'd live there let alone your ants. It looks very well done, loving the uneven landscape as I think that is people biggest mistake, it is just a gift to look at.

Personally I would have angled the wood in the right corner a bit downwards with more sand around it. Look like it could make an ideal nest entrance, but then again will the ants? Haha

I cannot wait to hear how your ants take to it :D
Officially caring for 5 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
1x Myrmica Rubra with one worker

3 Lasius Niger colonies will be on sale AFTER hibernation.

Tiankaden
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Location: Queensland

Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 49930Post Tiankaden
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Haha im glad you like it, it took me quite the while to set this up :D this is the first formicarium ive built so i appreciate the kind words, very encouraging
Established Colonies:
- 1x Pheidole Sp.
- 2x Camponotus Sp.

Ninefingers
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Location: Ontario

Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 50328Post Ninefingers
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 pm

Well done. It certainly has curb appeal.

AntsDakota
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Re: Pheidole Sp. Habitat

Post: # 50384Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:00 am

Tiankaden wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Haha im glad you like it, it took me quite the while to set this up :D this is the first formicarium ive built so i appreciate the kind words, very encouraging
This forum is supposed to make every member feel comfortable.
"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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