Doesn't affect the estimate that much. What matters is the area of the soil in the bottom. Could you possibly put a coin or something for scale and add a picture? This would help us give a much better estimate. Or just provide dimensions.um you do realize how big the jar is right? its a 2 gallon jar
500 camponotus workers? I think not. While for some species, like pheidole, you can fit maybe a thousand workers in there, larger species, even formica, won't be sustainable in there over 100 workers.
Don't worry Ken, they can be bullies on here and get quite ridiculous.
To answer your question, if 100+ can fit in a test tube setup, than surely 500+ can fit in your terrarium ..
Although it does depend on humidity/species/ability to keep them inside...but it looks great
How many ants can fit here?
Offline - Posted April 20 2018 - 7:43 AM
Offline - Posted April 20 2018 - 7:47 AM
i did provide the dimensions in the chat somewhere
Right the size is 25 cm in height and 18 cm in diameter
here this is the dimension
Offline - Posted April 20 2018 - 7:51 AM
Offline - Posted April 20 2018 - 7:53 AM
Oh ok then, probably at least 200 Camponotus, much more if they are myrmentoma. Since myrmica might be a good species for this, I would say at least 400 workers, if not more.
what about for tetramoriums
Offline - Posted April 20 2018 - 11:58 AM
Offline - Posted April 21 2018 - 8:33 AM
I'm unfamiliar with the Camponotus anyway..? Not my particular interest so sorry, I prefer field ants that would like damp clay like soil (etc) so I think the tiiiiny workers of say p.imparis or lasius could resonablilty fit in there in large numbers..although you'd never see them lmao
Carpenter ants? Then why aren't you keeping them in wood silly goose
*stayloki confession* the big black species kinda freak me out. Camponotous, even lasius niger..pavement ants..etc. I prefer golden meadow ants, for example, which are teeny eensy weensy
Edited by StayLoki, April 21 2018 - 8:39 AM.
Offline - Posted April 21 2018 - 8:35 AM
A few ants.
Offline - Posted June 13 2018 - 6:01 PM
Ideally I don't see 50 being sustainable either. You might be able to get away with smaller species that don't tend to climb glass and is capable of sustaining 80%+ humidity.
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