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Formicarium for brachymyrmex...


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#1 Offline MrUrrutia - Posted May 29 2019 - 9:23 AM

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I was looking for ideas on what kind of formicarium use to house a colony of Brachymyrmex, while I will love to make my own I want to start with something that is already tested and functional to warranty a higher level of success for my first colony before trying to play Dr. Frankenstein of formicariums!

After reading for a while and checking websites I'm inclined to try the Fallen Fortess from Tar Heel Ants as my main choice, it's small enough and attractive to be showcased... I was looking too at the OmniNest from AC or similar design but I'm not sure how good will be for a small size ant like the Brachymyrmex (I saw some cheap acrylic ones on eBay but I'm concerned about how solid/tight the construction of the formicarium is VS small ants)...

What do you think? It's the fortress a good choice or should I pick a different design?

Thanks!

Edited by MrUrrutia, May 29 2019 - 9:25 AM.

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#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 29 2019 - 10:03 AM

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wild brachymyrmex here tend to have a large central chamber where all the brood and queens are



#3 Offline MrUrrutia - Posted May 29 2019 - 10:57 AM

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I notice on most of the videos that Brachymyrmex likes that, that is why I'm leaning towards the fortress design, for what I see they designed it with a large chamber on the bottom of the nest where the water reservoir is located and then it branches upward to a few medium size chambers... I feel that will fit fine a small starting colony and can be connected on the future when needed to a second formicarium without problem.

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#4 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 29 2019 - 12:53 PM

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If you are looking at THA for a small colony a Casita would do great i have one but i haven't put any large colonies in it just small ones but they do great in it a Casita is my recommendation



#5 Offline MrUrrutia - Posted May 29 2019 - 1:16 PM

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Can you interconnect the Casita one to other in order to expand the area?

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#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 29 2019 - 3:57 PM

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If, according to ponerinecat, they like a large, central chamber, you could go with the Hearth formicarium, by THA.

Edited by NickAnter, May 29 2019 - 3:57 PM.

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Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

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Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(2 tubes  with five in one and two in the other.  )

---Monomorium cf. minimum(1 queen) Pheidole navigans(9 separate queens) Hypoponera sp. (1 queen)  Nylanderia vividula(1)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.





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