I really love this forum. I learned alot about species i would probably never keep myself. And i really like to follow the journals here, so i decided to share mine.
I'm from Belgium, so most of my ants are european.
I'm also busy with closed and open eco systems, bio active, mostly plants.(non exotic) one of them has a Lasius Flavus colonie substaining by the tank, together with a Temnothorax nylandri. There is also a Hierodula sp(mantis) living for almost a year now. He eats the woodlice, but I still feed her crickets. (Tank is almost 4 years old) Another has a Lasius niger colony together with a P. regius(jumping spider)
I try to find the harmony between plants and other organism(although some don't come from the same region) and create symbiose inbetween.
At this moment I am the proud owner of
-Pheidole noda: 1 gyne, 100+(or Pheidole indica, I'm still not sure)
- Crematogaster Scutellaris: 1 gyne, 80+ and growing amazingly fast
- Myrmica rubra: 12+ gynes, 200+
- Temnothorax nylandri: 1 gyne, 20+
-polyrhachis dives: 3 gynes, 7+ (newest colonie and growing fast)
-solenopsis fugax: 5 gynes, no brood yet
-Camponotus aethiops: 1 gyne, no brood yet
Lasius flavus: 6 gynes and brood )
- 5x lasius niger: each with. 1 gyne, 15+ and brood (plan to sell these next year)
Edit: and Messor barbarus, small colony, not really growing.
At this moment al my non exotic species are in sleep.
I made a new outworld for the Polyrhachis dives. Made a little construction out of bamboo, and left pieces of colloured wool and some broken wood and cork. They have another outworld, but not heated, this one is. So i hope they will come out their test tube setup. Now i'm trying tot find the right amount of moist without any condensation so i can view it nicely.
I hope you like it.
Edited by Wa.Va, November 25 2018 - 10:37 PM.