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ZTY's Acromyrmex versicolor Journal *April 4*


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#101 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 16 2020 - 11:19 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.

Cool. I might make a mini one in case I catch Cyphos next year. 


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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#102 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted December 16 2020 - 11:37 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.

Cool. I might make a mini one in case I catch Cyphos next year. 

 

Same. I already have a design.


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#103 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 16 2020 - 11:56 AM

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I'd love to see it.


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#104 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 18 2021 - 12:12 PM

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Here is the nest in almost completion. I finally got off my lazy bum and got to work. It’ll be done in two days or so. Expect another entry in a few days and a YouTube vid coming out soon!!!

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#105 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 18 2021 - 1:44 PM

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Where did you get that big box from??

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#106 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 18 2021 - 2:13 PM

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I got the tank from pet supreme and the nest box from the container store.


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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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#107 Offline Devi - Posted January 18 2021 - 2:59 PM

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I got the tank from pet supreme and the nest box from the container store.

Does the big box have a tight fitting, (friction-fitting) lid?

 

Also, what are the dimensions? 


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#108 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 18 2021 - 5:59 PM

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I turned the box upside down and no it’s more of a heavy lid. It is glass and the outside dimensions are 3 and the insides are 3 3/4.


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Wishlist:

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

 

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#109 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 26 2021 - 1:49 PM

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wow making that nest took longer than expected and also i was scrolling through discord to catch up on things and i would like to clear up some things. I did NOT get these from Cheeto. I have never purchased any colonies from them and I am sorry Cheeto for you getting asked about this. New update coming next week. I'll get some pics later today.


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

 

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#110 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 26 2021 - 2:19 PM

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wow making that nest took longer than expected and also i was scrolling through discord to catch up on things and i would like to clear up some things. I did NOT get these from Cheeto. I have never purchased any colonies from them and I am sorry Cheeto for you getting asked about this. New update coming next week. I'll get some pics later today.

wow. NickAnter first, and Now you? does everybody update or post something in their journal when I read through it? lol


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#111 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 26 2021 - 10:42 PM

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#112 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 26 2021 - 10:43 PM

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Some more Acromyrmex action. I’m going to move them in on Friday so expect an update on Saturday or Sunday. Bye for now.


Edited by ZTYguy, January 26 2021 - 10:52 PM.

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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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#113 Offline mmcguffi - Posted January 27 2021 - 2:26 PM

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Every time I see Acromyrmex, I'm surprised to see how radically different the fungus garden looks from Atta fungus gardens

 

Very cool setup though! Looking forward to seeing them in the new one



#114 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 27 2021 - 3:21 PM

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Every time I see Acromyrmex, I'm surprised to see how radically different the fungus garden looks from Atta fungus gardens

 

Very cool setup though! Looking forward to seeing them in the new one

how do you tell the differences?


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  • Crematogaster colony, queen and 15+ workers coming strong!

#115 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 27 2021 - 9:45 PM

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Acromyrmex hang their fungus and atta grow theirs from the floor up. Also Atta fungus looks way more jagged and Acromyrmex versicolor or atleast this colony has very smooth looking fungus.


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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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#116 Offline BADANT - Posted February 1 2021 - 9:21 AM

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Also here are some more photos that I took. Sorry to post these so late. The nest was filled of condensation.

About the condensation - Can you talk about the condensation please. Is it normal, how much and if not how did you clear it in this set up. Is it present only in the fungus chamber, let's get to the educational part of this :-)



#117 Offline ZTYguy - Posted February 1 2021 - 9:31 AM

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when i had them there was a really cold day here abruptly and i put them on a heat cable to keep them stable. I simply took the heating cable away and only watered the nest when completely needed and the condensation cleared right away.


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#118 Offline ZTYguy - Posted February 1 2021 - 9:34 AM

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Again if any of you have any educational questions please ask. I love helping and answering questions.


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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#119 Offline ZTYguy - Posted February 10 2021 - 10:55 AM

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hello everyone. I am sure everyone has beennoticing the incline of toxic threads and spam like posts on FC. Due to this giving me a head ache i have rarely come on. I think i am going to take a break for a while. I know that probably none of you will care but when i come back i plan to have the Acromyrmex prospering and thriving. You can DM me if you like or have question and i will respond but not as quick as usual. I hope to come back to a fresh and nice forum. The great formiculture i've heard so much about. I'll see you all on the flip side.

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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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#120 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted February 10 2021 - 1:21 PM

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