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Myrmecocystus mimicus(honeypot ant) care Help

myrmecocystus mimicus honeypot

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#1 Offline antsnewmexico - Posted July 16 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Hey guys, I just captured some honeypot ant queens specifically, Myrmecocystus mimicus. I really need help in which kind of set up I should put some in. Some people recommended the test tube set up with some dirt with it. I put one of my queens in this set up and noticed something bad. The dirt that is in contact with the wet cotton ball caused the dirt to become muddy. I do not know if I constructed this set up correctly. Thanks!



#2 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted July 21 2017 - 12:50 AM

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Well the dirt would become muddy and that's not surprising. You didn't do anything wrong. Theirs nothing to worry about as long as their is some place in the test tube which is a little drier and not muddy. As the queen will place her brood where it is best for them. I think its fine. Best Regards!



#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 21 2017 - 6:45 AM

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They will most likely end up dying in a test tube. The best way to raise them is in a container with some dirt, or a vertical cave-like formicarium with rough surfaces.







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