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My Australian Bull Ant colony (videos)

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#1 Offline Oz Ant - Posted December 9 2013 - 12:17 AM

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Here are some videos of my Myrmecia vindex set-up. I hope you enjoy!

 

 

 



#2 Offline wook - Posted December 9 2013 - 3:46 AM

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Very nice, I would love to have Myrmecia sp.


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#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 9 2013 - 6:22 AM

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Yeah those things are pretty crazy. Formicarium looks really nice too; it's very natural looking.


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#4 Offline Michaelofvancouver - Posted December 9 2013 - 7:50 PM

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Lol, when the ants are duelling, all the other ants in the background are just walking past as if nothing's out of the ordinary.


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#5 Offline Oz Ant - Posted December 9 2013 - 9:34 PM

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Yesterday the workers dumped 7 dead larvae in the outworld. They have been getting plenty of food and water so I'm a bit puzzled.

They've dumped a few larvae here and there before, but never a mass dumping like that. Has anyone experienced anything like that or have any ideas why it may have happened?



#6 Offline Crystals - Posted December 10 2013 - 7:01 AM

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Is the humidity sufficient?

That is the main reason I see problems with larvae.

 

Although this close after a mass move, it may not be unusual to lose a few larvae.


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#7 Offline Oz Ant - Posted December 11 2013 - 4:29 AM

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Yeah I'm starting to think it was the moving of formicarium.

#8 Offline Mathiacus - Posted October 19 2014 - 8:08 PM

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Is that wire mesh or is the plastic flyscreen good enough?

I am about to attempt this and I NEED to ensure they do not escape.

#9 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 19 2014 - 8:23 PM

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I would use wire mesh. :D



#10 Offline Mathiacus - Posted October 19 2014 - 9:24 PM

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Electrified!

#11 Offline Oz Ant - Posted November 4 2014 - 10:22 PM

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Hey sorry for the late reply and thanks for the reminder to get back on this forum Mathiacus. The top of my enclosure is fitted with metal flyscreen so they can't chew through it. I used foam weather strip to make sure I had a good seal around the edges and included the external feeding & watering tubes to minimise the times I need to open the lid. The colony has been very well contained in that setup for a year or so now.


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#12 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted November 4 2014 - 10:27 PM

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Wow, nice! Welcome back Oz Ant! :)


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#13 Offline Erik Kegge - Posted November 5 2014 - 8:19 AM

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I love the videos. These look like an awesome species. And so large!


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#14 Offline Mathiacus - Posted November 5 2014 - 9:47 AM

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Welcome back 😃
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#15 Offline Mathiacus - Posted November 23 2014 - 9:50 PM

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Posted Image4 foot tank. Will be mostly outworld and I plan on taking heavily from your design. May I ask what you used to stain the hebel?





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