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Atta texana journal 2019


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#21 Offline yen_saw - Posted July 2 2019 - 11:08 AM

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The colony continue to grow with more fungus and more workers pupated. I placed few pieces of Chinese tallow and 1-minute oat. They happily accepted the oat meal but discard the leave.

 

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I counted more and more workers the following week.....

 

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Decided to split this colony into 3 individual queen set up. I split up some fungus and brood/workers among the three queen and hopefully each will form a colony by itself.

 

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#22 Offline yen_saw - Posted July 7 2019 - 5:50 AM

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So exactly two months since the collecting date, each of the colony that I have separated (from 3-queen colony) into individual set up is finally self-sustained and able to cut leaves. I foresee the fungus will grow quickly from now with constant supply of food plant. Besides this experimental group, I also have other queens that are doing well with single-queen or dual-queen set up. I won't be able to take care of all and will put up some Atta texana queens for adoption soon.

 

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#23 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 7 2019 - 6:55 AM

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Amazing! You should play lottery because you’re one lucky dude.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25





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