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Formica francoeuri colony that is rapidly growing


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#1 Offline RobertJ - Posted January 9 2019 - 11:08 AM

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Ok...so I have a francoeuri colony that absolutely refused to go into diapause and has just kept rapidly growing...they are quickly outgrowing their mini hearth they are in. I am curious as to how long they would be able to live in a THA Phalanx and also which outworld decor would you all recommend for the particular species. Also, would you all classify francoeuri as a small or medium sized ant? Thanks much for the input.

 

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#2 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 9 2019 - 4:19 PM

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Check out Drew’s journal on them. It has some good advice. I have NEVER raised formica spp. so I personally won’t give any advice.
My current colonies: :yes:
1x Camponotus fragilis
1x Camponotus sansabeanus
1x Camponotus semitestaceus
2x Camponotus vicinus
1x Camponotus quercicola
1x Camponotus modoc
1x Liometopum occidentale
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus
1x Mrymecocytus navajo
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis
1x Novomesser cockerelli
1x Solenopsis xyloni
1x Veromessor andrei
1x Veromessor pergandei

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#3 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 9 2019 - 4:27 PM

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I'd say they are a large ant.

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#4 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted January 9 2019 - 9:06 PM

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Medium sized fits that species quite well in my opinion.
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#5 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 10 2019 - 7:38 AM

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Yeah I've never kept this species in particular, but I've kept many others.

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 





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