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Wondering how to care for pogonomyrmex occidentalis?


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#1 Offline sweetgrass - Posted July 20 2019 - 11:54 AM

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Haven’t caught any queens yet.

Fingers crossed today they will fly.

Just want to be prepared and know their requirements

Thank you

#2 Offline spartANTS - Posted July 20 2019 - 6:45 PM

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i heard bird seed are good and safe.

for the queen a test tube with some seeds.And for the semi or fully claustral who care ? she love seeds so we can risk adding some seed or even a outworld.

i never had this species .

I'm waiting for our canadian shop  to sell some



#3 Offline sweetgrass - Posted July 20 2019 - 8:58 PM

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Thank you
I will get bird seed for when I catch some!!

This afternoon same as the other days- come out and sprint back in.

It was threatening rain so I thought they might.

Maybe tomorrow!!

#4 Offline sweetgrass - Posted July 20 2019 - 8:59 PM

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I am the supplier for Canada Colony :))
If I am lucky enough to catch any.
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#5 Offline spartANTS - Posted July 21 2019 - 5:10 AM

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We are counting on you.
they can chew through vinyl tubing.
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#6 Offline sweetgrass - Posted July 21 2019 - 10:20 AM

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Omg. What the heck!!
I definitely won’t put them anywhere with tubing.

Kinda makes it hard to attach an outworld??? Eventually.

#7 Offline AntPhycho - Posted July 21 2019 - 5:22 PM

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Omg. What the heck!!
I definitely won’t put them anywhere with tubing.

Kinda makes it hard to attach an outworld??? Eventually.

Gonna have to use some glass tubing!  :D

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Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 5 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x1                                                     Pheidole cerebrosior x3

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony x1

Forelius sp.                                                                              

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 

Solenopsis xyloni x infinity                                                        

 

 

 


#8 Offline spartANTS - Posted July 22 2019 - 2:08 PM

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lol it may work

there is a ant keeper youtube anthony turner he kept them inside a mini hearth . that what i'm going to do.

And for the chewing well i may be wrong but any species who can break a seed can chew stuff.

anyway they bite so better stay inside a block.


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#9 Offline spartANTS - Posted August 4 2019 - 4:52 AM

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well next time I'm keeping my mandibles shut.
my queen died i didn't have the right seeds.i was going to buy some at the bird stores.
she had access of water,small slice of apple and bunch of no name seeds and a fat hydei fruit fly.
i wonder if it was the lack of heat at night.
the formicarium is a mini hearth.

#10 Offline Manitobant - Posted August 4 2019 - 7:52 AM

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well next time I'm keeping my mandibles shut.
my queen died i didn't have the right seeds.i was going to buy some at the bird stores.
she had access of water,small slice of apple and bunch of no name seeds and a fat hydei fruit fly.
i wonder if it was the lack of heat at night.
the formicarium is a mini hearth.

I don’t think pogonomyrmex can climb very well. Maybe that’s why she died in the mini hearth. Or maybe the apple had pesticides on it similar to how nurbs lost his Formica aserva.

Edited by Manitobant, August 4 2019 - 7:54 AM.


#11 Offline Derpy - Posted August 4 2019 - 9:13 AM

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Yeah you always want the side outworld on the mini hearth for Pogonomyrmex. Feed kentucky blue grass and nyjer seeds, since some bird seeds are too round a prefect for the Pogonomyrmex to grasp with their mandibles. Heat also helps alot with the founding stages and ensures the queen gets her workers quicker. They always preform better in dirt setups in my opinion, so something like Drews Dirt Shack is great.


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-1x Crematogaster Colony

-75x Pogonomymrex Californicus Queens

-3x Pogonomymrex Occidentalis Queens

-3x Camponotus Vicinus Colonies

-2x Camponotus CA02 Colonies

-1x Pheidole Colony

-1x Apheanogaster Occidentalis Colony

-1x Monomorium Colony


#12 Offline Canadian anter - Posted August 4 2019 - 9:29 AM

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Yeah you always want the side outworld on the mini hearth for Pogonomyrmex. Feed kentucky blue grass and nyjer seeds, since some bird seeds are too round a prefect for the Pogonomyrmex to grasp with their mandibles. Heat also helps alot with the founding stages and ensures the queen gets her workers quicker. They always preform better in dirt setups in my opinion, so something like Drews Dirt Shack is great.

those don't ship to Canada haha
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#13 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 4 2019 - 10:14 AM

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Yeah you always want the side outworld on the mini hearth for Pogonomyrmex. Feed kentucky blue grass and nyjer seeds, since some bird seeds are too round a prefect for the Pogonomyrmex to grasp with their mandibles. Heat also helps alot with the founding stages and ensures the queen gets her workers quicker. They always preform better in dirt setups in my opinion, so something like Drews Dirt Shack is great.

those don't ship to Canada haha
The dirt shacks? They do ship those to Canada.

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#14 Offline Derpy - Posted August 4 2019 - 10:29 AM

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Its very easy to build you own then :)


-1x Crematogaster Colony

-75x Pogonomymrex Californicus Queens

-3x Pogonomymrex Occidentalis Queens

-3x Camponotus Vicinus Colonies

-2x Camponotus CA02 Colonies

-1x Pheidole Colony

-1x Apheanogaster Occidentalis Colony

-1x Monomorium Colony


#15 Offline Canadian anter - Posted August 4 2019 - 10:58 AM

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Its very easy to build you own then :)

Don't have access to the materials yet
  

Yeah you always want the side outworld on the mini hearth for Pogonomyrmex. Feed kentucky blue grass and nyjer seeds, since some bird seeds are too round a prefect for the Pogonomyrmex to grasp with their mandibles. Heat also helps alot with the founding stages and ensures the queen gets her workers quicker. They always preform better in dirt setups in my opinion, so something like Drews Dirt Shack is great.

those don't ship to Canada haha
The dirt shacks? They do ship those to Canada.
Haha I only really buy stuff in bulk tho
Visit us at www.canada-ant-colony.com !




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