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I May Need Some Extra Fungus...


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#1 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 23 2019 - 3:36 AM

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I have a large colony of Trachymyrmex septentrionalis I collected this weekend, and they had two large fungus chambers upon collection, each about the size of my two fists. However, the fungus has decreased dramatically in size to about the size of my thumb nail. I'm hoping that it regrows, especially once I get them into the formicarium I had planned for them, but just in case, I need some back-up fungus for them. If anyone has an Attine (excluding Cyphomyrmex as they farm yeast), I would appreciate it if you could lend me some fungus for these ants. I don't need too much, just enough to keep this colony healthy. PM me if you could send me some. (y)


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#2 Online FSTP - Posted May 23 2019 - 5:05 AM

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Maybe you can search for another wild colony to try and harvest some fungus in the event no one has any extra to spare. Good Luck!


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#3 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 23 2019 - 5:12 AM

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Maybe you can search for another wild colony to try and harvest some fungus in the event no one has any extra to spare. Good Luck!

Well there are two problems with that:

 

  1. Colonies are very rare in my area, this being the only one I've seen in this part of South Carolina
  2. I would prefer not to destroy a wild colony just because mine need fungus

 

If it ever does get to that point though, I may try and find a colony. I will only collect a bit of their fungus though.


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