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What are you feeding your Pogonomyrmex? and General Caresheet info.


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#1 Offline aznphenom - Posted June 28 2022 - 6:25 AM

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I am expecting to get some Pogonomyrmex. I don't have access to my phone right now so I can't be certain. But i think they're rugosus and desertorum. I am also expecting badius in the future.

 

What are you feeding your Pogonomyrmex and where do you get it from?

 

For the rest, I am assuming, sand, heat, no need for sugar water, and insect supplemental diet?

 

Someone should look into making caresheets for Pogonomyrmex. I am surprised there are none.

 

Last. I never realized how many Pogonomyrmex species there are and 99% of them look the same when I google them. If you can rank the top 5, what would they be and why? 

 

Thanks in advance. 


Edited by aznphenom, June 28 2022 - 6:47 AM.

Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#2 Offline mmcguffi - Posted June 28 2022 - 6:30 AM

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 - chia seeds & grass seeds

 - water tower

 - sugar water tower

 - fish flakes 

 - sometimes dead insects


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#3 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 28 2022 - 7:04 AM

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Heat
Heat cable
Nests
Tarheelants nests work best for me
Food

Seeds
Dandelion
China
Poppy
Choped up pumpkin
Choped sunflower
Tall rie grass
Blue grass

Sugars

Honey
Sugarwater
Corn (not popcorn)
Sweet pepper chunks a bout fruitfly in size

Proteins
Crickets
Mealworms
Moths
Dubiaroaches
Sometimes fruit Flys size chunks of cooked meat
Works for pogonomyrmex occidentalis and barbatus

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#4 Offline Tai_pan1 - Posted June 28 2022 - 11:34 AM

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My P. Occidentalis love watermelon.  Still experimenting with other foods.



#5 Offline aznphenom - Posted June 28 2022 - 11:40 AM

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My P. Occidentalis love watermelon.  Still experimenting with other foods.

The actual fruit or seeds?


Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#6 Offline Tai_pan1 - Posted June 28 2022 - 12:56 PM

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My P. Occidentalis love watermelon.  Still experimenting with other foods.

The actual fruit or seeds?

 

The actual fruit and the white immature seeds.



#7 Offline bmb1bee - Posted June 28 2022 - 5:36 PM

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In addition to all the seeds mentioned, I’ve had success with earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, fish flakes, and small pieces of carrots.
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Wishlist ants I hope to catch on an anting trip (hopefully next year)

     - Stenamma sp.

     - Formica moki

     - Veromessor andrei

     - Strumigenys membranifera

     - Stigmatomma pallipes

 

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#8 Offline Tai_pan1 - Posted June 29 2022 - 5:32 AM

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In addition to all the seeds mentioned, I’ve had success with earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, fish flakes, and small pieces of carrots.

Definitely fish flakes.



#9 Offline ElJefe82 - Posted June 29 2022 - 1:47 PM

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Thought on hummingbird nectar for P.  rugosus238cl_d_1.jpg



#10 Offline ElJefe82 - Posted June 29 2022 - 1:48 PM

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How do you feed honey? Any specific brand to avoid pesticides?

Heat
Heat cable
Nests
Tarheelants nests work best for me
Food

Seeds
Dandelion
China
Poppy
Choped up pumpkin
Choped sunflower
Tall rie grass
Blue grass

Sugars

Honey
Sugarwater
Corn (not popcorn)
Sweet pepper chunks a bout fruitfly in size

Proteins
Crickets
Mealworms
Moths
Dubiaroaches
Sometimes fruit Flys size chunks of cooked meat
Works for pogonomyrmex occidentalis and barbatus



#11 Offline ElJefe82 - Posted June 29 2022 - 1:50 PM

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What kind of fish flakes?

In addition to all the seeds mentioned, I’ve had success with earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, fish flakes, and small pieces of carrots.



#12 Offline ElJefe82 - Posted June 29 2022 - 1:53 PM

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What is your ratio for the sugar water?

Heat
Heat cable
Nests
Tarheelants nests work best for me
Food

Seeds
Dandelion
China
Poppy
Choped up pumpkin
Choped sunflower
Tall rie grass
Blue grass

Sugars

Honey
Sugarwater
Corn (not popcorn)
Sweet pepper chunks a bout fruitfly in size

Proteins
Crickets
Mealworms
Moths
Dubiaroaches
Sometimes fruit Flys size chunks of cooked meat
Works for pogonomyrmex occidentalis and barbatus



#13 Offline bmb1bee - Posted June 29 2022 - 2:49 PM

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What kind of fish flakes?

In addition to all the seeds mentioned, I’ve had success with earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, fish flakes, and small pieces of carrots.

I used Tetra goldfish flakes, which I also feed my goldfish with. I’m pretty sure they’ll also take fish pellets, from what I heard from other antkeepers.
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Wishlist ants I hope to catch on an anting trip (hopefully next year)

     - Stenamma sp.

     - Formica moki

     - Veromessor andrei

     - Strumigenys membranifera

     - Stigmatomma pallipes

 

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#14 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 29 2022 - 5:03 PM

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I feed honey drops the size of the tip of a toothpick and I put it on a piece of tinfoil the brand of honey I use Attached File  20220629_190022.jpg   272.4KB   3 downloads

#15 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 29 2022 - 5:18 PM

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Humming brid nectar should be fine

#16 Offline United-Ants - Posted June 29 2022 - 5:19 PM

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1 part sugar to 2 parts water

#17 Offline benxixi - Posted July 1 2022 - 10:20 PM

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For only queen, I feed them fresh dead dubia. I feel like they need a lot meat. And keep temp as 27℃-30℃.
They eat very fast. Then keep feed queens meat. Even there are some workers.
But they do like seed also.
Don't be worried about wasting food.

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#18 Offline Tai_pan1 - Posted July 2 2022 - 5:23 AM

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I discovered that my colony loves fruit flies.  They compete over who is going to carry them into the formicarium.  I also found that they ignore peas(cooked) and apples.  They love the fish flakes, but ignore the pond pellets.  That also ignore Bahia grass seed.  They also devoured a dead queen Camponotus.


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