I've moved the Moss Monsters in with the Abdo-Lemons(hoping I made a good choice). I first tested the two colonies reactions to each other by putting an Abdo-Lemon into the Moss Monsters mossy little terrarium. They were a little aggressive at first, but then the Moss Monsters all vanished back into their nest. They were definitely very scared of the one Abdo-Lemon. Any agreesion afterwards was just a little mandible locking, followed by both ants running away as fast as possible. After this little test I just decided to go with it, and I stuck the Moss Monster's setup inside of the Abdo-Lemon's terrarium(on it's side), and scraped away the barrier. At first I was kinda worried I had made a mistake because they were more aggressive than I thought they would be, but things settled down. All of this was a few days ago, and as of this morning the Moss Monsters finally moved in. They decided to nest under a second piece of hollowed wood that I had placed in. I haven't seen much of them and don't count on them doing much foraging with so many Abdo-Lemons around. Maybe they'll come out more at night.
The whole tank now.
Where the Moss Monsters are nesting.
An unidentified queen I caught yesterday, it is really small.
Edit: it is Myrmecina
A Strumigenys colony I caught yesterday. Really pumped about this colony because I'm hoping to catch A Stigmatomma colony also, and make a cryptic ant terrarium.
(I tried my best with this pic, they are the size of dust)
The current state of the Valentines.
And finally, a male and female cricket.
Edited by TennesseeAnts, August 6 2018 - 4:39 PM.
1 Huge Formica pallidefulva Colony (The Abdo-Lemons)
1 Crematogaster asmeadi Colony
That's Full of Personality (The Valentines)
That likes to escape
2 Carpenter Ant Colonies (chromaiodes and castaneus)
1 Aphaenogaster lamellidens Colony (The Moss Monsters)
1 Strumigenys colony
1 Myrmecina americana queen
Still looking to collect a Stigmatomma pallipes colony