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ZTY's Acromyrmex versicolor Journal *April 4*


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#121 Offline ZTYguy - Posted February 22 2021 - 9:17 PM

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Hello, i'm back after a short period and i would like to introduce a new colony to the journal. I have aquired 2 new queens and i gave them some fungus from my main colony. They are in a test tube setup i have made for them. I am excited to see them grow and i will get photos bright and early in the morning.


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#122 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted February 22 2021 - 9:44 PM

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where did you get these queens if you mind?



#123 Offline Canadant - Posted February 24 2021 - 10:08 AM

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I just saw a worker carrying a pupae in the outworld then it took it back inside the nest. :lol: :lol: Such weirdos.

comedy show: in the life of an ant
day 1: brought pupa outside
day 2: brought pupa inside
day 3: SOME OTHER ANT BROUGHT THE PUPA OUTSIDE HOW DARE HER I WILL NOW BRING IT BACK INSIDE!!!
That's how they stay so busy! Lol
"You don't get what you want. You get what you deserve".

#124 Offline ZTYguy - Posted March 5 2021 - 12:45 PM

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Here is my new queen. Things happened in the past week. This queen seems fertile and a great caretaker while other queen happened to be a trash queen. I do have high hopes for this queens. I’m crossing my fingers.

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#125 Offline ZTYguy - Posted March 26 2021 - 2:28 PM

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Look who finally stopped procrastinating. Woohoo finally did it. Made a mote though to test the fluon. So here are some pics:

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#126 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 26 2021 - 3:17 PM

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I like that driftwood detail
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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.


#127 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 1 2021 - 11:57 AM

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They are starting to move in and this is exciting. Here is a vid I pulled from my channel of them.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=cigvcQRiYvw


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#128 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted April 1 2021 - 4:10 PM

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#129 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 4 2021 - 8:49 PM

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I checked today and all the fungus in the original nest has been moved to the knew nest so yay!!! Also I think because I water their tank so much they have decided to place fungal pellets and pieces of fungus all over the outworld. I think they are trying to fill the entire tank with fungus  :lol:. I’ll get pics once I move old nest out.


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#130 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 4 2021 - 8:56 PM

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Also since there will be a lot of Acromyrmex flights this year would people like to know what I feed my colony and what works best for these guys.


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#131 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 5 2021 - 3:05 AM

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Also since there will be a lot of Acromyrmex flights this year would people like to know what I feed my colony and what works best for these guys.

That is basically the whole point of doing a journal.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#132 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 5 2021 - 7:10 AM

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Cool, later today I’ll be making a list of Temps, food, watering, etc. 


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#133 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 5 2021 - 2:00 PM

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Ok time for info on what I keep my Acromyrmex in.

 

Food: dried rose petals, new life optimum fish flakes, Orange slices for sugar.

When to feed: once a week a large amount

 

Nest Temp: 76 F/ 24.3 C

Outworld temp:75 F/ 24.1 C

Watering: 1 cup around sides of tank and around nest. 3 times a day. About 1/3 cup before every meal I have.

 

Cleaning: Once every two weeks because they don’t leave to much waste but make sure to take out any dead workers.

 

tell me if I should list anything else.


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#134 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 14 2021 - 1:17 PM

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Found a new favorite food for these girls. It’s called Betta Flake Medley

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#135 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 14 2021 - 1:24 PM

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You can get it for about $4 at any local Petco, Petsmart, or Pet Supreme and this will last you a while. Here it is: 

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#136 Offline Lillyrose - Posted April 14 2021 - 5:39 PM

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They like the fish flakes huh?

I might try some with my ants and see what they think.
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#137 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 14 2021 - 5:40 PM

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You can get it for about $4 at any local Petco, Petsmart, or Pet Supreme and this will last you a while. Here it is: 

I love this topic on Acromyrmex!


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#138 Offline Reign_Of_Rage - Posted April 14 2021 - 5:44 PM

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They like the fish flakes huh?

I might try some with my ants and see what they think.

They like fish pellets and flakes, also multiple types. You can read Drew's Acromyrmex journal for the ones he has used. Other ants like fish flakes as well, my past veromessor andrei colony loved them.


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#139 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted April 15 2021 - 9:04 AM

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#140 Offline Chickalo - Posted April 15 2021 - 9:33 AM

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Where did you find these queens?  Also what day and what was the weather (if you remember)


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