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Does P. Californicus like humidity?

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#1 Offline Broncos - Posted October 22 2019 - 2:36 PM

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I moved my californicus into an empire of ants plaster nest and I want to know if i can make it humid or not?


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#2 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 22 2019 - 2:42 PM

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Where did you find them?


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#3 Offline Broncos - Posted October 22 2019 - 2:50 PM

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Around palmdale. When i read DSPdrew's journal about these he said that they exploded in population but i want to see if its ok.


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Pogonomyrmex Californicus Bicolor & Concolor

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#4 Offline Silq - Posted October 22 2019 - 3:14 PM

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Around palmdale. When i read DSPdrew's journal about these he said that they exploded in population but i want to see if its ok.

they exploded in population... due to humidity? I did a keyword search and did not find anything about humidity or population. All I see is that the queens died in the end. I didn't really look through it.

 

https://www.formicul...0-discontinued/

 

I always look at this paper when referring to Pogonomyrmex:

https://www.asu.edu/...mrex queens.htm

 

Pour enough water into the nest to wet the entire soil column.� It is best to do this slowly so that there is not a great excess of water (though this will eventually drain through the molding).� Wetting functions to hold the soil together once the queen starts to excavate her nest, and also provides the moist environment that Pogonomyrmex queens need to successfully found their nests (see below).


Ant Journal: http://www.formicult...-journal/<br> My colonies: C. Semitestaceus, P. Californicus, V. Pergandei, S. Xyloni.


#5 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 22 2019 - 3:19 PM

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Can't get better advice than that

 

 

Around palmdale. When i read DSPdrew's journal about these he said that they exploded in population but i want to see if its ok.

they exploded in population... due to humidity? I did a keyword search and did not find anything about humidity or population. All I see is that the queens died in the end. I didn't really look through it.

 

https://www.formicul...0-discontinued/

 

I always look at this paper when referring to Pogonomyrmex:

https://www.asu.edu/...mrex queens.htm

 

Pour enough water into the nest to wet the entire soil column.� It is best to do this slowly so that there is not a great excess of water (though this will eventually drain through the molding).� Wetting functions to hold the soil together once the queen starts to excavate her nest, and also provides the moist environment that Pogonomyrmex queens need to successfully found their nests (see below).

 


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