Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

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Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55290Post ManAnt1
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Are trees necessary for the establishment of "Oecophylla smargdina" Colony.If not can someone mention other plants for them to nest.I have a tank setup of dimensions 3ft x 1ft x 2ft
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Re: Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55296Post antnest8
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:31 am

The colony seems similar to polyrachis so it would be beneficial to provide them real plats but not necessary is my guess, because polyrachis can be kept in test tubes (as seen in AntsCanada video's)
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Re: Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55311Post ManAnt1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:18 pm

Does that mean any kind of live plant will be enough for them to nest on?

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Re: Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55319Post antnest8
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 am

I think that it would have to be large enough for the colony to nest in, and larger leaves seem to do better.
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Re: Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55320Post antnest8
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 am

I don't know if Oecophylla smargdina has any preferences of plants.
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Re: Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55348Post ManAnt1
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:50 am

Can someone help me with the plant preference of [i]Oecophyllasmaragdina[/i]

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Re: Oecophylla smargdina plant preference?

Post: # 55350Post antnest8
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:40 am

it says on ant wiki that some where nesting on mango tree's, you could buy a dwarf mango tree.
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