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Etherwulf's Pheidologeton diversus Journal


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#1 Offline Etherwulf - Posted April 7 2015 - 4:31 AM

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I caught 3 alates and 1 partial dealate over the span of March.

 

I opted for a dirt setup because of the high sensitivity of these species as well as their need for substrate. Many previous keepers on Chinese and German forums have noted the difficulty of caring for these species so they are likely to be a fun challenge.

 

Expect this journal to be updated a few weeks later when the first workers eclose. 

 

P.S Yes, there is a large ant buried under there.

 

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Edited by Etherwulf, April 8 2015 - 6:21 AM.

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 7 2015 - 5:46 AM

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Hope it works out for you.



#3 Offline Ants4fun - Posted April 7 2015 - 7:26 AM

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That is one massive queen!



#4 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted April 7 2015 - 11:02 AM

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Good luck!



#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted April 7 2015 - 7:27 PM

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Pheidolegeton! <3 Good luck with these.



#6 Offline Chromerust - Posted April 7 2015 - 8:38 PM

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Cool, we finally got some P. diversus on the forum. Those are a favorite of mine. Good luck!

#7 Offline Alexant - Posted April 8 2015 - 2:05 AM

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Finally. I can't wait to see these grow.



#8 Offline SMILEforAnts - Posted April 8 2015 - 4:07 AM

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Dude...I'm jelly. Good luck!


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#9 Offline Alexant - Posted April 8 2015 - 5:02 AM

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Very jelly.



#10 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 8 2015 - 5:51 AM

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I LOVE these ants, also don't they have some of the smallest and largest ants in their cast system?



#11 Offline Alexant - Posted April 8 2015 - 7:26 AM

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Yep. That's them.



#12 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted July 2 2015 - 11:33 AM

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Update?



#13 Offline Etherwulf - Posted July 3 2015 - 6:44 AM

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Only two managed to raise nanitics but both died off after refusing food for a month.


 




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