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Dorylinae and Cheliomyrmecini subfamilies?


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#1 Offline Bugdaddy - Posted November 13 2017 - 10:41 AM

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Just to satisfy my own curiosity, has anyone kept any army ants? Any success? I tried to search, but the most relevant topic I could find was a guy proposing that he was going to try, but no updates afterwards.

Mostly how would one proceed with their "Nomadic" phase?


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#2 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted November 13 2017 - 12:11 PM

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I as well wish to keep them but if you live in the U.S. they are mainly sybterranean and feast on ant brood. As such keeping them would be near impossible and you always need to have some spare, escape- proof formicariums or nests handy.

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides(1 colony has 4 workers, other 1 worker) 

- 1 Tetramorium immigrans colony(7 workers)

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. queen(founding colony)

- 2 Lasius claviger queens with host workers. They don't seem to be doing well and workers are dying off :( 

- And a whole lot of Crematogaster queens

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrate

‚Äč- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance: 

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#3 Offline Leo - Posted November 13 2017 - 5:27 PM

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I keep leptogenys which display army ant like behaviour



#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted November 13 2017 - 6:19 PM

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Leptogenys is about as close as you are going to get.



#5 Offline Leo - Posted November 13 2017 - 6:33 PM

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Leptogenys is about as close as you are going to get.

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