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#61 Offline anttics - Posted February 10 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Update. Colony is doing great. Lost the number of workers. I see them.in 3 blocks now. This is thei main block.

RIGHT SIDE OF MAIN CHAMBER







Bottom of chamber. Which also conects them. To their dig site which reaches 2 other bricks.


Dig site. I hope they do mot drown. They have reach the pebbles.


Major cacoon.

LEFT SIDE OF CHAMBER



#62 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 10 2019 - 8:33 PM

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Update. Colony is doing great. Lost the number of workers. I see them.in 3 blocks now. This is thei main block.

RIGHT SIDE OF MAIN CHAMBER







Bottom of chamber. Which also conects them. To their dig site which reaches 2 other bricks.


Dig site. I hope they do mot drown. They have reach the pebbles.


Major cacoon.

LEFT SIDE OF CHAMBER

 

Update. Colony is doing great. Lost the number of workers. I see them.in 3 blocks now. This is thei main block.

RIGHT SIDE OF MAIN CHAMBER







Bottom of chamber. Which also conects them. To their dig site which reaches 2 other bricks.


Dig site. I hope they do mot drown. They have reach the pebbles.


Major cacoon.

LEFT SIDE OF CHAMBER

What are you feeding them? :o



#63 Offline anttics - Posted February 11 2019 - 1:06 PM

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Boiled chicken. Bloodworm. Crikets. And humingbird nectar.

#64 Offline Ants4fun - Posted February 11 2019 - 1:17 PM

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Really appreciate journals of mature colonies! Nice colony.
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#65 Offline anttics - Posted February 15 2019 - 7:13 PM

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Really appreciate journals of mature colonies! Nice colony.

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I would not call it a mature colony. Almost 20 ants have died this week. It was old age. No majors dead yet. So number are around 300 or 400. Not even near mature numbers. I think these species can reach 10000 workers. Or like some camp species which reach 50000.

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#66 Offline anttics - Posted February 17 2019 - 10:34 PM

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Here is a little video. Of the terrarium



#67 Offline anttics - Posted March 15 2019 - 12:32 PM

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Update. The colony is having a population explotion. There are many majors. And lots of minors. Here are some pics.




Lower, and middle left chamber. Still packed with dirt.


Upper left chamber.


Lower right chamber.


Middle right chamber.


Upper right chamber.


This chamber is closed. It is used by springtales there are dozens in there.

#68 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 15 2019 - 12:47 PM

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Nice! My chromaiodes are almost there!



#69 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 21 2019 - 8:36 PM

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Update?



#70 Offline anttics - Posted April 23 2019 - 2:17 PM

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Update?

The colony has grown a lot. 1000s. They have tunnels connecting all k23 bricks. I also see majors gurding a second brick. Which mean they are using 2 bricks now. Ill take pics later.

#71 Offline anttics - Posted May 30 2019 - 7:08 PM

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Update.

Colony is doinh great. 1000s now.









#72 Offline anttics - Posted June 5 2019 - 8:51 PM

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Here is a little video. Colony is in the 1000s. I'm having issues containing them. Not even flu on works for too long. I'm looking for other options.


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#73 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted June 6 2019 - 6:54 AM

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Do they pile your substrate onto the feeding dish? 



#74 Offline Dukagora - Posted June 28 2019 - 3:51 PM

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anttics. It looks like an aquarium is used for these ants. Could you buy some acrylic/Lexan from Lowes or something and cut it to fit the inside lip of the plastic on the aquarium and install a vent or 2 in its center to help keep them in?

#75 Offline Dukagora - Posted June 28 2019 - 3:55 PM

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https://www.amazon.c...607321482&psc=1

Like that. Then you probably don't need to use as much Fluon either. Maybe just around the vents?

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