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Brad's Acromyrmex versicolor Journal (Updated 9-21-22)


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#1 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 7 2021 - 9:49 PM

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I just recently bought a colony of these. I am super excited to be keeping these as I have been looking forward to this for years. The colony already had a nice fungus garden and a few eggs.

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 8 2021 - 9:20 AM

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Awesome! Have fun with them! 


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#3 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 8 2021 - 2:43 PM

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Did you you get these from ants emporuim? If so how often do you water the setup? I’m getting ready for them thanks

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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#4 Offline yaboiseth - Posted August 8 2021 - 3:52 PM

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Nice! I will probably be doing a journal on these gals too. Got some from AntsEmporium as well! They just started feeding their fungus rose petals  :D



#5 Offline yaboiseth - Posted August 8 2021 - 3:54 PM

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I just add water if the surface looks dry


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#6 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 8 2021 - 4:36 PM

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I just add water if the surface looks dry


Don’t you hydrate it through a tube?

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#7 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 9 2021 - 9:44 AM

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Did you you get these from ants emporuim? If so how often do you water the setup? I’m getting ready for them thanks

Yes. I water the nest whenever it looks dry


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#8 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 15 2021 - 6:55 PM

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Update 8-15-21

So when I got these the nest was super wet which caused a lot of the fungus to die, but not all. I ended up just getting a small cotton ball piece and drying all the super wet spots. Since then the colony has been doing very well. The fungus has more than doubled in size since the small little disaster. I expect the fungus to double or even triple in the next week or 2. They also have like 10-15 eggs on the fungus. Doing pretty good B) 

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#9 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted August 15 2021 - 7:32 PM

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Looking great! And yeah, too much water is definitely a bad thing when it comes to fungus. I think the myth that leafcutter fungus needs like, 99% humidity has probably done more harm than good. Not saying that's what you did but you know, I've seen it before.
 


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#10 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 15 2021 - 7:33 PM

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Nice! They are quite gorgeous queens.


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#11 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 16 2021 - 6:02 PM

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Update 8-16-21

Colony got larvae  :yahoo: Also the colonies fungus got bigger in just 24 hours after my last update.

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#12 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted September 5 2021 - 1:55 PM

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Update 9-5-21

They just keep growing. Both larvae and fungus has gotten bigger. I should get pupae in about a week.

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#13 Offline ZTYguy - Posted September 5 2021 - 1:58 PM

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Nice! Can’t wait! The nanitics are just the cutest things ever.


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#14 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted October 29 2021 - 4:18 PM

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Update 10-29-21

Not sure why I haven't updated this journal in a while, but these are still doing awesome. Currently have 4 workers and their fungus continues to grow. I also have no clue if they have brood or not since I literally see none. Not sure why this is.

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#15 Offline ExponentMars - Posted November 1 2021 - 9:01 AM

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maybe they've hidden the brood in the fungus 


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#16 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted November 1 2021 - 4:57 PM

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maybe they've hidden the brood in the fungus 

If there is brood then yes


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#17 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 28 2022 - 12:46 AM

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Update 8-28-22

Recently obtained 2 of these in a trade with ReignofRage. Both of them have healthy fungus gardens growing and continue to grow every day. I haven't noticed any eggs yet. My other colony is with Nurbs right now recovering after I made a foolish mistake with them.

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#18 Offline KadinB - Posted August 28 2022 - 1:04 AM

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W reign man


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#19 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 28 2022 - 8:46 AM

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Looking nice! I have faith in you!


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#20 Offline NicholasP - Posted August 29 2022 - 7:01 PM

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Awesome journal!


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