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Any tips for Myrmecocystus mexicanus

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#1 Offline BaconPancakes - Posted January 16 2016 - 10:39 AM

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I am interested in starting a Myrmecocystus mexicanus colony and am having a hard time finding any information about their habitats and nests.  I think I read somewhere that you need to use a vertical nest type since they like to hang from the ceilings in their chambers?  Any tips about raising them and ideas for a formicarium would be great!


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#2 Online Zeiss - Posted January 16 2016 - 11:42 AM

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Hey BaconPancakes, these are a finicky species.  I had my colony to about 18, but then they randomly died off within a few days.  Here is a list of m. mexicanus journals that might be of assistance:

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus


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#3 Offline BaconPancakes - Posted January 16 2016 - 12:48 PM

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Hey BaconPancakes, these are a finicky species.  I had my colony to about 18, but then they randomly died off within a few days.  Here is a list of m. mexicanus journals that might be of assistance:

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

 

 

ZOMG  :o   Thank you so much.  I have been looking for these and couldn't find any!



#4 Online Zeiss - Posted January 16 2016 - 1:01 PM

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Hey BaconPancakes, these are a finicky species.  I had my colony to about 18, but then they randomly died off within a few days.  Here is a list of m. mexicanus journals that might be of assistance:

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

http://www.formicult...stus +mexicanus

 

 

ZOMG  :o   Thank you so much.  I have been looking for these and couldn't find any!

 

No problem, I'm glad to help.  


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