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Ziggy's Leaf Cutters (Acromyrmex Octospinosus)

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#21 Offline Flu1d - Posted January 11 2023 - 5:01 AM

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I've added a bunch of updates! Everything from day 236 onwards!


Woohoo, glad to see they're doing well!
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#22 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 11 2023 - 6:45 AM

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Wow, now that is a cool colony! Good luck with them!


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#23 Offline ZiggyAnts - Posted January 15 2023 - 2:07 AM

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Another quick update showing how quickly they grow their fungus, and some videos.

 

I do hope the queen is fine after the move. She spends all her time in the fungus so the only way to know she's still alive is whether I see new workers in 2 months, which is how long it takes to go from egg to worker.


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#24 Offline ZiggyAnts - Posted February 15 2023 - 2:27 AM

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Another quick update. Look how quickly they've grown!



#25 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted February 16 2023 - 11:35 AM

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What a cool colony and species!


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Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

Wishlist:

Atta sp (wish they were in CA), Crematogaster cerasi, Most Pheidole species

 

 


#26 Offline cutchins - Posted March 21 2024 - 11:11 PM

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Ziggy! How's the colony? This is such a cool journal specifically because you do go against a bit of the commonly held wisdom of US leafcutter keepers. I think there's still much to learn about these ants and their fungus! Do you have a youtube channel or anything like that where you post videos? Or just this thread? Did they start filling the second fungus chamber yet? 

 

 

Wish I could get Octospinosus here in Texas! They're quite beautiful. 







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