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What can you tell me about Solenopsis molesta?


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#1 Offline aronwanderer - Posted August 9 2018 - 4:11 AM

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I'm trying to find information about keeping Solenopsis molesta. Anything experience you have or journals you can point me to would be helpful. I've caught 7 of them so far this summer. I was told by one person that they would drown themselves in a normal test tube setup, and that they would be hard to keep in a formicarium because of their size and need for high humidity.

Here's some pictures of the most recent queen I caught. https://imgur.com/a/t1QKCJQ


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#2 Offline KBant - Posted August 9 2018 - 1:57 PM

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so we have a thing called a search bar. you can type whatever, even "Solenopsis molesta"  and you can see so many results! its like magic!


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#3 Offline aronwanderer - Posted August 9 2018 - 3:43 PM

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so we have a thing called a search bar. you can type whatever, even "Solenopsis molesta"  and you can see so many results! its like magic!

 

Thank you for your helpful advice! I started there, and was unable to find much relevant information. I'd love to learn that I'm just bad at searching. Can you help teach me how to search better by showing me how you found the information you're talking about?


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#4 Offline TheRealAntMan - Posted August 9 2018 - 6:04 PM

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Although Solenopsis Molesta is a small ant species, I've ever heard or had any drown in the typical test tube. As long as you don't make the test tube to wet, I don't see why there should be a problem. I kept a mature colony before I sold them. They weren't in a formicarium before I sold but they are now. They're kept in AC Solenopsis Hybrid Nest with humidification twice a week. They also have a heating cable but it's not required. I'll see if I can get pics from him. 


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#5 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted August 9 2018 - 6:30 PM

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They don't drown if you make the setup right. They are pretty hardy, although because they aren't very good test tube cleaners, you'll probably have to watch out for mold, since that can kill S. molesta.



#6 Offline aronwanderer - Posted August 9 2018 - 7:24 PM

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Although Solenopsis Molesta is a small ant species, I've ever heard or had any drown in the typical test tube. As long as you don't make the test tube to wet, I don't see why there should be a problem. I kept a mature colony before I sold them. They weren't in a formicarium before I sold but they are now. They're kept in AC Solenopsis Hybrid Nest with humidification 2 a week. They also have a heating cable but it's not required. I'll see if I can get pics from him. 

Thank you!  That's great to hear!






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