Species for Vivarium (Texas SP.)

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Species for Vivarium (Texas SP.)

Post: # 66057Post DakstoneF
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:08 pm

I'm currently in the process of building my 9th Vivarium (very large tank - almost two meters in length), I've reached a crossroads with what to set it for though. I have two species I could put in there. But each require very different flora setups. My two choices are:

-Camponotus Pennsylvanicus
-Atta Texana
Bonus - I also have Acrobat Ants and Odontomachus Clarus - however I've ALWAYS had issues with Odontomachus in vivariums.

Has anyone ever kept, specifically, Atta Texana (or any major leaf cutting species) in a Vivarium? I used to house them in a large climate controlled tank with their out world being a Vivarium, however they eventually just moved into their out world. I sold that set up to a friend and now have another colony slowly growing.

Any opinions on this would be a huge help. I keep most of my ants in Vivarium set ups. Mainly curious about these species in particular with Vivariums!

As a note, I'm not immediately moving a small/med sized colony in here. I'm just getting the vivarium/ecosystem stable for months or even up to a year before I add the said species. But I do ultimately want one of the two species in here.

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