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Rstheant’s Veromessor Andrei journal


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#1 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 15 2018 - 8:40 AM

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Last September, I bought a Andrei colony from Nurbs, with around 100 workers and a healthy queen. The queen has laid a large batch of eggs. She has a HUGE pile of larvae, almost the size of a pea. She has a lot of eclosed workers that are almost hardening. She has around 120-140 workers. I feed them a harvester ant mix, made up of, Kentucky Bluegrass, Chia and Poppy seeds, crushed, dried mealworms and some other seeds
Hopefully they keep up the growth

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#2 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 15 2018 - 9:38 AM

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Please reply if you have any questions, or if you need some advice if you also have a colony of veromessor. Tahnks

#3 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 15 2018 - 9:48 AM

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I just put I a whole mealworm, cut in half, and they are chewing and eating it as we post, and speak.
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#4 Offline Derpy - Posted October 24 2018 - 1:47 PM

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What care would you recommend for this species?

-1x Crematogaster Colony

-3x Pogonomymrex Subdentatus Colonies

-1x Pogonomymrex Rugosus Colony

-1x Camponotus Vicinus Colony

-1x Apheanogaster Occidentalis Colony

-1x Monomorium Colony


#5 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 24 2018 - 2:57 PM

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Pretty simple
Put varied seeds and hydrate their nest
They don’t like sugar water or anything that goes in that range. But an occasional protein depending on the colony size is good too
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#6 Offline DaveJay - Posted October 25 2018 - 3:29 AM

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Any pictures?

#7 Offline Derpy - Posted October 25 2018 - 6:18 PM

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Pretty simple
Put varied seeds and hydrate their nestThey don’t like sugar water or anything that goes in that range. But an occasional protein depending on the colony size is good too

What temperature do you keep them at?

-1x Crematogaster Colony

-3x Pogonomymrex Subdentatus Colonies

-1x Pogonomymrex Rugosus Colony

-1x Camponotus Vicinus Colony

-1x Apheanogaster Occidentalis Colony

-1x Monomorium Colony


#8 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 26 2018 - 3:44 PM

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Around 80
Degrees
Can’t seem to post
Sorry..

#9 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 26 2018 - 3:47 PM

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The queen and workers are slowing down a bit
Getting cooler.
I made the mistake of putting 3-8 veromessor on my hand.
Try to get them to bite me.
So so painful. Excruciatingly painful, but for some reason, I found it fun...

#10 Offline Rstheant - Posted October 28 2018 - 10:55 AM

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I have a question.
If the Andrei queen is maroon, can the workers be yellowish orange?

#11 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 19 2018 - 5:24 PM

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#12 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 1 2019 - 4:58 PM

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Sorry, for the late update. :whistle:


Anyways I put this colony in a Drewcarium dirt box, and they have about 200+ workers. I feed them crickets and seed. They dig amazing tunnels. The queen layed so many eggs, that the actually carved a section just for eggs!

#13 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted March 19 2019 - 7:15 PM

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Update?



#14 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 19 2019 - 7:35 PM

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Still going strong.




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