So this is my first post about my first colony. They are tetramorium species from North America. I have decided to dub them. "The Devils Brigade" after one of my favorite books/stories ever.
My setup (pictures to come) is a 40 gallon aquarium I had lying around. My formicarium (Hybrid Nest) is going to be at one end of the tank with a couple of open passages leading to the outworld, which is of course the rest of the tank) The substrate for the outworld is reptile sand and I have decided to keep the deco to a minimal. The desert theme won, (it was a family vote) so there's a hollow pyramid with some vines coming out of it, and a couple of other fake plants and "rocky outcrops" as Mikey Bustos calls them. Oh and I can't forget the little Spongebob my daughter wanted in there, he belongs in the desert don't ya know lol. Only other thing I might add is if I can score a nice piece of driftwood (or want to change theme)
I was worrying the big outworld might be too daunting for my starting colony too so I also created a little feeding dish to put close to the entrance. It's a small container with a door cut in each side. I hope I've thought of everything so that they thrive and do well! My two other worries are if they are going to have a hard time dragging food/walking through the dry sand, not sure if I should wet it either. Don't want them to start digging in the outworld!
When the formicarium is in and ready I will post pics. Look forward to tips/comments.
Edited by ADHTCIAD, April 25 2020 - 10:50 AM.