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Dspdrew's Myrmecocystus mimicus Journal [217] (Updated 12-14-2021)

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#81 Offline AntsDakota - Posted May 22 2020 - 5:32 AM


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I'm making my own dirt box. 

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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version

#82 Offline Superant33 - Posted May 22 2020 - 10:10 AM


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Your colonies have many more workers than my mimicus colonies. Interesting.

#83 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 23 2020 - 9:23 AM

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These dirt set ups are so cool! Still hoping you’ll make more for sale. Can you explain how hydration works in the vase? Is it just water seeping into hydrostone below?


 You can find everything here (https://www.formicul...ted-10-29-2017/)

#84 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 7 2020 - 4:44 PM


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Any updates?
My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#85 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 14 2021 - 1:29 AM

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Update 12-14-2021


The big colony in the giant vase setup is doing really well. They have produced a lot and probably have over 500 hundred workers now. They like to dig down all the way to the bottom.


Here's a video where you can see how much they have dug. Unfortunately the chambers are not as clear as my M. mexicanus colony. There is a really good-sized brood pile in one of the chambers. I tried to show it in the video. You can also see they have quite a few repletes.


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#86 Offline ryanp347 - Posted December 14 2021 - 1:41 AM


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Ahhhh gimme all the repletes
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