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ZTY's Acromyrmex versicolor Journal *April 4*


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#81 Offline ExponentMars - Posted December 1 2020 - 9:45 AM

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wait so once the colony gets too big for that tank, how will you move them to a bigger one? 

sorry for posting so many replies ;-;


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#82 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 1 2020 - 9:52 AM

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I will get a tube "soaked" in fluon and attach them to a tank of the same design. Oh I have been planning this for 2 years now. 


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#83 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 1 2020 - 10:11 AM

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So I caught sight of a major (i think, it was larger than most of the workers). I couldn't take a pic though because the gosh dang thing wouldn't stop zooming around. I have nicknamed her zoomer girl.


Edited by ZTYguy, December 1 2020 - 10:41 AM.

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#84 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted December 1 2020 - 10:39 AM

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I think you meant zoomer girl

 

Big brain moment


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#85 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 1 2020 - 10:41 AM

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I think you meant zoomer girl

 

Big brain moment

Edited


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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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#86 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted December 1 2020 - 10:57 AM

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I think you meant zoomer girl

 

Big brain moment

Edited

 

Yes. He must be deleted.


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#87 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 1 2020 - 11:09 AM

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If i ever get male elates i'll call them zoomer bois


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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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#88 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 1 2020 - 3:44 PM

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Oh I must recommend my YouTube because you will be able to see the ants moving and I will begin showing informational vids when the anting season starts.


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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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#89 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted December 2 2020 - 2:14 PM

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Oh I must recommend my YouTube because you will be able to see the ants moving and I will begin showing informational vids when the anting season starts.

I subbed yesterday  :D



#90 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 2 2020 - 2:22 PM

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Oh I must recommend my YouTube because you will be able to see the ants moving and I will begin showing informational vids when the anting season starts.

I subbed yesterday  :D

 

Awww thanks. The more subs the merrier


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P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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#91 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 3 2020 - 1:54 PM

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Only a few days before the big move. Yeee. Can’t wait!

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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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#92 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 3 2020 - 2:14 PM

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Only a few days before the big move. Yeee. Can’t wait!

me neither! love that this colony is doing so well for you :D


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#93 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 3 2020 - 2:17 PM

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Thanks a bunch. Oh and a fellow anonymous Acromyrmex keeper has challenged me. We are having a battle to see who can get the largest Acromyrmex colony. I plan on winning and will be posting vids and pics on this journal to keep you all updated with the challenge. Sit back and be prepared for this challenge to last a long time.


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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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#94 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 5 2020 - 9:56 PM

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So I gave my Acromyrmex a slice of orange. They loved it the first day and are still loving it. The only thing is today I looked down at them and saw that they had covered the orange in flower petals.  :lol:  :facepalm: I will get photos tomorrow when I have better lighting and my laziness levels aren’t through the roof.


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P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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#95 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 6 2020 - 12:44 PM

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Here we go. I’m not being lazy anymore.

 

 

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#96 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 6 2020 - 12:47 PM

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Also the condensation finally cleared and I can get proper photos of the nest.


Well it kind of cleared.

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#97 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 7 2020 - 7:11 AM

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#98 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 16 2020 - 8:52 AM

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So my rival finally got their colonyy and they seem to be doing great. Here is what they sent me.

 

"They are super active I notice and they definitely like hydrangea flowers because they went crazy running around when they saw them, they didn't do this for the clovers or rose petal and soon after they started choppin them up. I had to rearrange the fungus in order for it to look good and gather all their brood around it. They have a couple pupae and larvae as well as small bits of fungus clumped together. I thought they would be somewhat big but no they weren't, which kinda makes me happy because its nice having a small colony of small ants

 

They are also in a deli cup on a heating mat, the humidity is high and they currently have survived a day in my care. My from knowledge the more humid it has to be makes it hard for other ants keepers to manage but I love high humidity ants and they are very easy in my opinion. You can copy and paste these on your journal whenever, a good time would be when you update it net with your colony."

 

P.S don't play sherlock holmes to figure out who they are.


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

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#99 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted December 16 2020 - 9:10 AM

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When do they get the new nest? Is it one you custom made because that would be cool but also a pre built one would also be cool.



#100 Offline ZTYguy - Posted December 16 2020 - 10:10 AM

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It is completely DIY. I will add a list of items I used. It is coming along well but no spoilers.


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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