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EchoMeter4's Atta mexicana Journal Updated 08/21/2019 (Feeding video)

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#21 Offline EchoMeter4 - Posted August 22 2019 - 11:45 AM

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The video finished uploading to youtube overnight, that is the feeding I did yesterday. (No editing because I'm too lazy to do it)

 


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#22 Offline ForestDragon - Posted August 22 2019 - 3:48 PM

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I love this journal, ITS AMAZING not too many people get even one leafcutter queen to even found but you got THAT MANY to found and be sucessfull its amazing and if Atta Mexicana get put on the list for legal species COUNT ME IN also do you hibernate these guys or no?


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#23 Offline madbiologist - Posted August 22 2019 - 4:55 PM

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I love this journal, ITS AMAZING not too many people get even one leafcutter queen to even found but you got THAT MANY to found and be sucessfull its amazing and if Atta Mexicana get put on the list for legal species COUNT ME IN also do you hibernate these guys or no?

You're gonna need a 526 for those, they are the definition of plant pest. XD

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#24 Offline EchoMeter4 - Posted August 23 2019 - 10:07 AM

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I love this journal, ITS AMAZING not too many people get even one leafcutter queen to even found but you got THAT MANY to found and be sucessfull its amazing and if Atta Mexicana get put on the list for legal species COUNT ME IN also do you hibernate these guys or no?

Haha thanks! I also got surprised at how relatively easy they were for me. I sadly don't think they'll get on the list because they really are a pest but I hope you get to keep them one day if you move to a place that has them, they are amazing. And about the hibernation uhh... I don't think I do, we don't really get temperatures that make any ant hibernate at all but since I live in a semi desert we have a dry season were everything just kind of yeah... dries up and in that period of time I don't see that many colonies, just big ones that are in the city taking advantage of how we water the plants all year round.



#25 Offline EchoMeter4 - Posted August 23 2019 - 10:39 AM

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I sold two atta colonies today, the one with like 4 workers and one of the small colonies.


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#26 Offline EchoMeter4 - Posted September 4 2019 - 3:48 PM

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Well, just a quick update. All colonies but one are doing nicely, I couldn't feed them as much as I do regularly last week so they didn't grow as much. The one that I said wasn't doing nicely got a mini crisis, they teared like 30% of their fungus after I fed them but they're back at their original amount of fungus so their progress was just delayed but anyway... here's a pic of my most advanced colony.

 


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#27 Offline EchoMeter4 - Posted September 4 2019 - 10:47 PM

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Hey, I'd like to know if any of you guys have any cheap container suggestions for bigger and better looking atta enclosures.



#28 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted September 5 2019 - 1:44 PM

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Try Target's food containers, you'll have to do some slight modifications like plastering the bottoms or whatever you what to add but they work AMAZING for fungus growing species. I have Trachymyrmex sept. in them right now.

 

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Keeps:

1:Pogonomymex occidentalis

4: Tetramorium immigrans

2 Reticulitermes flavipes


#29 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted December 19 2019 - 10:51 AM

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How are they doing? I'm gonna be getting a PPQ 526 in February and once I do I want to buy a few Atta mexicana queens and see if I can get them going. I adore all groups of Attines, and I haven't owned any of the large species. I've had StrumigenysPheidoleCyphomyrmex, and Trachymyrmex, and I figure it's about time to give Atta a spin. I'd rather go with Atta mexicana than texana as for one texana need to hibernate and I'm also not too big of a fan of how they look appearance-wise. I would go for laevigata (which is the biggest species), but I figure they're a little more difficult to obtain.


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#30 Offline ANTdrew - Posted December 19 2019 - 2:33 PM

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Yeah, waaaaaay overdue for an update.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#31 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 28 2020 - 6:25 PM

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Updaaaaaaaaaaate?
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#32 Offline TechAnt - Posted August 6 2020 - 5:06 PM

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Updaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate??
My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#33 Offline AntsDakota - Posted August 7 2020 - 9:54 AM

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Updaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate??

UPDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE????

 

How are they doing? I'm gonna be getting a PPQ 526 in February and once I do I want to buy a few Atta mexicana queens and see if I can get them going. I adore all groups of Attines, and I haven't owned any of the large species. I've had StrumigenysPheidoleCyphomyrmex, and Trachymyrmex, and I figure it's about time to give Atta a spin. I'd rather go with Atta mexicana than texana as for one texana need to hibernate and I'm also not too big of a fan of how they look appearance-wise. I would go for laevigata (which is the biggest specides), but I figure they're a little more difficult to obtain.

Btw did you ever go through with this?


"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version


#34 Offline AntsExodus - Posted August 17 2020 - 6:53 PM

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Update???????



#35 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 18 2020 - 2:31 AM

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It ain’t gonna happen.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#36 Offline TechAnt - Posted August 18 2020 - 7:09 AM

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What’s with people on this forum with fungus grower journals just stopping. If I had fungus growers I would practically be updating by the hour (exaggeration but you get my point).

Also apparently the journal publisher was just active on the 11th. Huh.

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My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#37 Offline Antkid12 - Posted August 18 2020 - 9:38 AM

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What’s with people on this forum with fungus grower journals just stopping. If I had fungus growers I would practically be updating by the hour (exaggeration but you get my point).

Also apparently the journal publisher was just active on the 11th. Huh.

Maybe they are dead.


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#38 Offline madbiologist - Posted August 18 2020 - 9:41 AM

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What’s with people on this forum with fungus grower journals just stopping. If I had fungus growers I would practically be updating by the hour (exaggeration but you get my point).

Also apparently the journal publisher was just active on the 11th. Huh.

Maybe they are dead.
As far as I know they're still alive, Echo just hasn't bothered to update here.

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#39 Online Zeiss - Posted August 18 2020 - 9:46 AM

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What’s with people on this forum with fungus grower journals just stopping. If I had fungus growers I would practically be updating by the hour (exaggeration but you get my point).

I have an Acromyrmex versicolor colony that's 2 years old.  I'm just too lazy to update my journal, haha.  I probably should because I made a decent change to their setup recently.


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