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How to take care of Eurhopalothrix?


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#1 Offline BeginnerAntKeeper - Posted May 22 2019 - 6:32 AM

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I have this Eurhopalothrix that I’ve had for at least one month by now. It shed wings the first day I got it, but has been stagnant ever since. I’ve given it mealworm and various types of termites but it seems to refuse them and also does not seem to lay eggs. Do you guys have any advice on how to coerce her to eat and lay eggs? She is currently in a test tube setup with no substrate(been informed recently that they need substrate).

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#2 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 22 2019 - 7:32 AM

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Try feeding her springtails. They feed on small soil arthropods.


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#3 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 22 2019 - 7:34 AM

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Yes that species is very keen to eating springtails they can be found commonly under rocks and it is easy to breed your own



#4 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 22 2019 - 4:39 PM

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generally small soil dwelling ants eat the aforementioned springtails and small diplurans and centipedes.


also, really cool looking ant. Hope you good luck. :)



#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 22 2019 - 4:54 PM

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apparently this is a really rare ant. Please let us know about any behaviors you notice!


Yes that species is very keen to eating springtails they can be found commonly under rocks and it is easy to breed your own

 

supposed to be really rare. could you describe how you found them?






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